Virginia Association of Counties names 2020-21 president
Fairfax County Board Chairman Jeffrey C. McKay elected at Nov. 11 conference
The membership of the Virginia Association of Counties (VACo) elected Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Jeffrey C. McKay as its 2020-2021 president during its annual conference on Nov. 11.
McKay succeeds Nottoway County Supervisor Stephen W. Bowen and is the 10th president from Fairfax County since 1935.
“I’m honored to be elected by my colleagues to serve as president of VACo,” McKay said in a statement. “I look forward to continuing to work with leaders across the commonwealth in advocating for our localities.”
McKay served as chief of staff for then-Supervisor Dana Kauffman for more than a decade before becoming Fairfax’s Lee District supervisor in November 2007. He joined the VACo Board of Directors in 2013.
“Jeff has been a trusted and respected leader in the association since he was first elected to the board of directors,” VACo Executive Director Dean Lynch said in a statement. “When we discuss tough legislative issues — Jeff consistently has shared a fair and sound perspective, particularly in the areas of transportation, education and the environment.”
McKay earned his bachelor’s degree in public administration from James Madison University and is a graduate of the Sorensen Institute of Political Leadership at the University of Virginia.