Northern Virginia Building Industry Association 2021 Industry Impact Report

• Matthew Hansen, director of Site Development and Inspections Division (SDID) • Jay Riat, Fairfax County’s Building Official and LDS Building division director. Of par ticular interest was Karla Bruce, chief equity officer with Fairfax County, who presented the One Fairfax initiative—a joint racial and social equity policy of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and School Board—to NVBIA and NAIOP. The initiative commits the county and schools to intentionally consider equity when making policies or delivering programs and services and is a declaration that all residents deserve an equitable oppor tunity to succeed— regardless of their race, color, sex, nationality, sexual orientation, religion, disability, income, or where they live. During a vir tual meeting, Fairfax County Supervisor Dalia Palchik provided a very positive and high-energy conversation, encouraging the women on the call to always speak up and be asser tive. She also briefly shared that she grew up in public housing and reminded us of how impor tant having access to affordable housing is. Outside of guest speakers, the Chapter remained involved with many advocacy issues throughout the year, including: • Legislative Update and Zoning Modification updates (David Gill) • Government Affairs Repor t (Christian Deschauer) • Fairfax County Economic Advisory Commission (BrianWinterhalter) • Reston Comprehensive Plan Task Force with Supervisor Alcorn (David Gill) • Affordable Housing Preservation Taskforce (Soledad Portilla) • Arlington County’s Missing Middle Housing Initiative (Matt Roberts and Scott Tressler) The Chapter also provided a letter of suppor t and spoke at a public hearing in suppor t of the West Falls Church Plan Amendment, which would provide the possibility for extensive mixed-use development adjacent to and near the West Falls Church Metro station.The Amendment was approved. To get more involved with the Fairfax-AlexandriaArlington Chapter, please contact 2022 Chapter President BrianWinterhalter at or Vice President John Levtov at FAIRFAX – ARLINGTON – ALEXANDRIA NVBIA Chapter Updates The Fairfax Arlington Alexandria Chapter gathers for a Spring Mixer at Toll Brothers’ model townhome in Tysons. BUSINESS MEETING Third Friday of the month at 8:30 am Virtual meetings until further notice. Meeting times and locations subject to change, check NVBIA’s online calendar of events at 2021 Chapter President: Scott Tressler It felt like a much more robust and “normal” year for the Fairfax-Arlington-Alexandria chapter, with guest speakers and events back on the calendar and more in-person activities scheduled. Some highlights included Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Jeff McKay meeting with Soledad Portilla, Christian Deschauer, Andrew Painter, and Scott Tressler and joining our October Chapter Meeting to discuss the permit application process. Keynote speakers for Chapter meetings provided an impressive lineup, including: • Bryan Hill, Fairfax County Executive • Bill Hicks, director of Land Development Services at Fairfax County, who remains committed to an open and regular dialogue with NVBIA regarding the rezoning and site development application process to assure that they are processed in a timely and accurate manner. • Helman Castro, director of Operations of LDS at Fairfax County 22 | The Nor thern Virginia Building Industry Association 2021 Industry Impact Repor t