Getting To Know...

Getting To Know...

Joe Jozefczyk is an active and long-time member of the Burke community. With titles under his belt such as president of the Carrleigh Homeowner's Association and president of the Braddock Road Youth Club, Jozefczyk received the title of Lord Fairfax for 2006. Aside from community involvement, he also enjoys coaching and taking part in athletic sports. He is this week's People Profile.

Number of years in the community: 25.

Family: Wife, Colleen; son, Brian, 28; daughter, Kerry, 26.

Education: Bachelor's in accounting from Gannon University in Erie, Pa. Master's in financial management from George Washington University.

Primary occupation: Retired from the U.S. General Accounting Office. Currently, girls' and boys' tennis coach at the Potomac School in McLean and part-time management consultant.

Achievements: Having a family that supports and encourages my community service activities, being president of the Braddock Road Youth Club at a time when the Board of Directors addressed and solved several serious challenges, and 2006 recipient of the Lord Fairfax award.

Activities/interests/hobbies: Braddock District Representative to the Fairfax County Athletic Council, president of the Carrleigh Homeowner's Association, tennis and running.

Favorite local restaurant or place in the community: Dolce Vita and Pines of Italy.

What are some ideas you have on ways to improve your community? We must demonstrate through our own actions that problems can be better resolved through dialogue and cooperation rather than name calling and confrontation.

What brought you here? I was recruited out of college by the U.S. General Accounting Office.

What community "hidden treasure" do you think more people should know about? The running trail around Lake Accotink.

When you were younger, what did you want to be when you "grew up?" A bartender at my family's restaurant in Erie, Pa.

Where do you see yourself in five years? Splitting time between Virginia and Florida while still playing tennis, running, and being active in community affairs.

Personal goals: To run another marathon, but this time, with my daughter and son.