Mount Vernon Becky and Jeff Todd have been active in the Mount Vernon community for more than 30 years. Through their work with Todd Restaurants, the Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber of Commerce and many other groups, the couple has made a major impact on the community.
Jeff Todd was killed in a car accident in July 2011. On Tuesday, June 4, Supervisor Gerry Hyland (D-Mount Vernon) recognized the couple as Lord and Lady Fairfax for the district.
Hyland called Jeff Todd an “inspirational business and community leader” and praised him for his diverse contributions to the area.
“As the head of Todd Restaurants, Jeff Todd’s charm and charisma made him a natural leader outside the restaurant industry. As chairman of the Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber of Commerce, he worked to link business to the community,” Hyland said. “As a board member for Good Shepherd Housing and Family Services and Mount Vernon-Lee Educational Partnerships, as well as United Community Ministries and the Mount Vernon PTA, he worked to improve the lives of countless mount Vernon residents.”
The Mount Vernon High School athletic field, a Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber of Commerce Scholarship and road next to the Roy Rogers in Woodlawn (which is owned by Todd Restaurants) have been named after Jeff Todd since his death.
His wife Becky has proven to be a true steward of her husband’s legacy, as she has continued to run Todd Restaurants and support causes like the United Community Ministries and many local parent teacher groups.
“Mrs. Todd has continued the finest tradition of civic service exemplified by her husband,” Hyland said. “Through her work and the work of Todd Restaurants, the Roy Rogers restaurants in Woodlawn, Belle View and Manchester Lakes have become community institutions.”