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Janyce Hedetniemi Chosen For At-large Park Board Slot
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From Fairfax County Park Authority:

Janyce N. Hedetniemi, a longtime resident of Annandale, Virginia, has joined the Fairfax County Park Authority Board as an at-large member.  Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Sharon Bulova announced the appointment last week.  Hedetniemi will complete the unexpired term of Park Authority Board Vice Chairman Harrison Glasgow who resigned from the Board due to a change in residency.  Her term will expire at the end of this year.

Hedetniemi is a consultant in community relations and constituency development.  She is the founding director of the Office of Community Liaison at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  She established the Office of Community Liaison in 1994 and retired from that position in 2002.  During her tenure, she created a national model for federal/community collaboration.  Her work is credited with successful conflict resolution between the NIH and its community on a variety of topics and challenging issues.

Prior to this position she served three institutes of the NIH in progressively responsible positions involving planning, evaluation, and development.  She was instrumental in development of two major national biomedical research programs dealing with women’s health and breast cancer.

Locally, Hedetniemi served on the Fairfax County Transportation Advisory Commission for nine years and was chair of the commission from 2008 to 2010.  She was a member of the Tysons Land Use Task Force and vice-chair of the Task Force Steering Committee which helped formulate comprehensive plan language for Tysons.  She served as chair for two years and represented the Braddock District on Fairfax County Bond Referendum Committees.  She is also the at-large representative to the Fairfax County Community Revitalization and Redevelopment Advisory Group.  Hedetniemi is a graduate of Leadership Montgomery and Leadership Maryland programs.

She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Carnegie Mellon University where she majored in psychology and English literature and a Master of Science degree from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana where she majored in counseling and guidance.

The Fairfax County Park Authority Board is appointed by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors.  These 12 appointees are comprised of one representative from each of the nine magisterial districts, plus three at-large members. The board sets policy and establishes priorities for the park agency.  For information contact the Public Information Office at 703-324-8662.

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