Sharon Bulova has served on the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors since 1988 and was elected its chairman in 2009. Mrs. Bulova is a founder of the Virginia Railway Express and has served on the VRE Operations Board since its inception in 1989. She was appointed by former Governor Mark Warner to chair the Governor’s Commission on Rail Enhancement for the 21st Century in the Commonwealth of Virginia, which has resulted in effective partnerships for investments in rail to fund projects (both freight and passenger) that have a significant public benefit. Mrs. Bulova was appointed by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG) to chair the Greater Washington 2050 Initiative, culminating in the Region Forward Compact among COG’s 21 participating jurisdictions. Region Forward promotes better regional planning and smart growth strategies. She is a member of the MWCOG’s Air Quality Committee and Development Planning Committee, the Northern Virginia Regional Commission and the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority.