PDC Board Elections Feb. 18; Secretary Still Needed

Providence District Council 2014 board officers will be elected at the beginning of the next PDC meeting, Tuesday, Feb. 18, at Joyce Kilmer Middle School, 8100 Wolftrap Road, Vienna, VA 22182 (please note this is not our usual location).

The election will be conducted by the PDC nominating committee, starting at 7:15 pm.

At present, volunteers have stepped forward for three of the four board positions, but PDC is still looking for a candidate for secretary. If you are interested and willing, please email contact@providencedistrictcouncil.com.

The candidates are Tania Hossain, chair; C. Flint Webb, vice chair, and R. Dana Opp, treasurer. These are their bios.

Tania Hossain, Chair

Tania Hossain has lived in the Providence District of Fairfax County since 1993 along with a 2 year visit to Sully District during that time.  She is an unit owner of the Idylwood Towers Condominium Association.

Tania is currently the Immediate Past President of the Fairfax County Federation of Citizens Associations and presides over its Citizen of the Year Banquet events.  She has spent the better part of the last decade building from neighborhoods to communities primarily focusing on strengthening relationships, fostering dialogues and encouraging action.  A cornerstone of her community leadership has been to take the Federation back to the community to provide homeowners, condo and civic associations a platform for greater participation, network and visibility so that we can all work together in our shared fate and common vision for Fairfax County.

In addition, she has served the citizens of the Commonwealth as the Advocacy Chair for the Virginia Cooperative Extension Leadership Council where she advocated for two years for state funding for education and research based programming for the community.  She is a founding member of the Community Leadership Institute Alumni Group of the Regional Transportation Planning Board, which connects over 2,000 community leaders and experts in the DC Metro Area to come together on regional transportation and land use planning matters.  She holds a master degree in Public Policy with a focus on Governance and Institutions and a graduate certificate in National Security Management.

Tania’s community endeavors have been enriched as a member of the Fairfax County’s Community Emergency Response Team, the Fairfax Partnership for Youth, the Bangladesh American Association, the Italian Cultural Society, the NAACP Fairfax Chapter, and the Coalition for Asian Pacific Americans of Virginia.  She looks forward to coming home and serving Providence District as its next Chair.  She loves Fairfax County!
C. Flint Webb, Vice Chair

Flint Webb is a Project Manager at Leidos with over 25 years of experience in engineering.  He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) and has completed graduate work in at the Hartford Graduate Center, University of Colorado and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  Mr. Webb is a licensed professional engineer in California, Virginia, Maryland and Ohio.

Mr. Webb’s volunteer work includes:

  • Providence District Council:

o   Vice Chair and Programs and Policy Advisory Committee Chair: 2012-2013
o   Community Service Award winner 2011

  • Fairfax Federation of Citizens Association:

o   Environment Chair 2002 to present
o   Citizen stakeholder representative on the Metropolitan Washington Air Quality Committee (MWAQC) Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) 2005-2008

  • Dunn Loring Gardens Civic Association member from start to present
  • Boy Scouts

o   Serve as Sustainability, Environment and Citizen of the Community merit badge councilor.

  • Washington Gamers Association:

o   Chairman 2010-2011, Secretary 2012 – present.

  • Future City Competition

o   National Finals Judge 2000-2001, 2004-2005.

o   Engineer mentor for the Joyce Kilmer Middle School Team 2002 and 2003

o   The 2002 Joyce Kilmer Middle School team won the DC Regional Competition

  • Air and Waste Management Association:

o   Serving on the Technical Council in various positions including ES (Pollution Prevention and Sustainability) Division Chair (2007-2009).  Currently serve as Secretary of the Climate Change Division and Chair of the Pollution Prevention Technical Coordinating Committee

o   South Atlantic States Section (covering Maryland, DC, Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina).  Served on the Board 2009-present including serving as Chair 2010 and Secretary from 2011 – present.

o   Serving on the organizing committees of four Climate Change specialty conferences 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011 and most recently served as General Conference Chair on the “Climate Change: Impacts, Policy and Regulation” conference to be held in northern VA, September 10-11, 2013.

o   Serving on the Scouting Committee including working at the 100 Years of Scouting National Scouting Jamboree (2010) and the 2013 National Scouting Jamboree.

  • Author of over 30 published technical papers and articles on air quality regulations, air emissions, pollution prevention, health risk assessments, rocket propulsion, and Mars exploration.

R. Dana Opp, Treasurer

Richard Dana Opp III has lived in Dunn Loring since 1953, except for 15 years in St Mary’s County Maryland in the same home that his parents purchased. He is the Vice President of the Dunn Loring Improvement Association, Trustee of the Dunn Loring Parks, Treasurer of the Providence Council, Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity at UVA and Elder and Treasurer of the Idylwood Presbyterian Church.

He went to Dunn Loring Elementary School (when it was a school), George C. Marshall High School ’66) and the University of Virginia (UVA) with a BSEE degree in 1971.  He worked his entire career as a Program Manager and Electrical Engineer in Satellite Communications and Information Technology for the Department of the Navy. He managed complex programs writing Plans, specifications, Work Statements, long range budgets and was recognized as the technical expert for numerous shipboard equipments and systems.  He served as a Contracts Technical lead, Supervisor of Engineering Teams as well as a Technical Director.

He retired in 2007 after 35 years, is married with 1 step son by his wife and two daughters of his own all grown and successfully on their own career tracks.

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