Catherine M. Hudgins (Cathy) was elected to Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, representing the Hunter Mill District, in 1999. Currently, she serves as chair of the Human Services and the Housing and Community Development Committees. Supervisor Hudgins is a smart growth advocate and works to obtain mix use development that integrates the environment, transportation and housing with the goal of creating sustainable communities. She has been honored for her leadership and work in transportation, mental health and affordable housing, including recognition as the 2011 Public Official of the Year by Virginia Transit Association. Supervisor Hudgins serves on several other regional and state boards, which include chairman of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, chairman of the Board of Directors for the Virginia Association of Counties, and member and former 2007 chair of the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board. She holds a Master of Public Administration degree from George Mason University and a BS degree in mathematics education from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. She joined NVTC in January, 2004 and served as chairman in 2010.