Fairfax County Residents Wanted for Joint Environmental Task Force; Application Deadline Is July 7

News Release
June 24, 2019

UPDATED 7/3/19

Fairfax County’s Joint Environmental Task Force is looking for residents, including current FCPS students, to join a group that focuses on climate change, clean energy, workforce development, and related goals for the schools and the county government.

The task force—called JET for short—was jointly formed in April by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and the Fairfax County School Board. The JET is currently composed of two members from each board: School Board members Karen Corbett Sanders and Pat Hynes; and Supervisors Penny Gross and Dan Storck. 

Interested Fairfax County residents should submit their resumes and contact information by email to either Pat Hynes at pmhynes@fcps.edu or Karen Corbett Sanders at klcorbettsan@fcps.edu, and include a letter describing their interest in serving and what they bring to the work. FCPS students who are interested in joining JET must also submit their resume and contact information to either of the emails above, along with two references who are not relatives, and a letter describing the student's:

  • interest in serving.
  • related experience.
  • ideas for reaching out to other students for input. 

The application deadline for all interested individuals is Sunday, July 7

Designated members of the School Board and the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors have been meeting to draft a mission statement and develop a process for selecting community members for the JET. The group is expected to include members from the business community, higher education representatives, and students, as well as community members with skill sets to work on climate change, energy, and other environmental issues.

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For more information, contact Pat Hynes at 571-423-1082 or Karen Corbett Sanders at 571-423-1086.