At its Dec. 5 meeting, the Fairfax Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a resolution honoring Dranesville District Supervisor John W. Foust for his community service. First elected in 2007, Foust served four consecutive terms on the board and then did not seek re-election.
Chairman Jeff McKay read the resolution recognizing Foust, who chaired the board's Housing Committee and Economic Advisory Commission. In addition to representing Fairfax County on several regional boards and commissions, Foust was vice chair of the Budget, Health and Human Services, and Transportation committees. He moved the county forward in transportation, economic development, the environment, and affordable housing.
Foust oversaw the expansion of full-day kindergarten throughout the county, increases in teacher compensation, the acquisition of funds for the widening of Route 7, the construction of numerous road and pedestrian improvements, and other capital projects in Dranesville.
McKay enumerated several of Foust's other accomplishments: two renovated and expanded libraries and three new fire stations. Foust advanced the county's efforts to combat climate change by concluding numerous stream and stormwater projects and installing sound walls along the Beltway and other major thoroughfares to safeguard established neighborhoods. In addition to constructing 82 affordable housing units for seniors at the Lewinsville Center and a new senior center, Foust enhanced and expanded park and recreational facilities.
“John’s sense of humor lightens the load here for all of us,” McKay said. “John, I’ve enjoyed working with you every day that we’ve been here, and I’ve enjoyed the way in which you approach the work here with passion and, with drive, with a can-do attitude, not always dwelling on the challenges but trying to find a path forward to solve them.”