Jerry Fill

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Gerald A. "Jerry" Fill
Free Lance Reporter, Connection Newspapers: 2009 to Present

B.S. Kent State University
M.P.A. The Maxwell School for Citizenship & Public Affairs, Syracuse University

Senior Analyst: U.S. Office of Management & Budget (OMB), Executive Office of the President
Deputy Associate Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Special Assistant, Director of Enforcement, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA); U.S. Department of Justice

Member, Vice Chair: Fairfax County School Board
Member, Virginia State Board of Health
Elected, Virginia State Delegate, Virginia General Assembly
Member, Vice Chair, Health Systems Agency of Northern Virginia; Chair, Certificate of Need Committee

Recent Stories

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Alternatives to Institutional Care Needed for Seniors

Forum highlights long term care issues.

A community forum, hosted by Mount Vernon At Home and the Association of Retired Persons, focused on the challenge of a fast-growing aging population of 55 and over

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Speaking Out for Taxpayers

At 90, Frank Medico cherishes role as watchdog.

Longtime Mount Vernon community leader and former state Del.Frank Medico is recovering from a fall that caused multiple fractures to his back, collarbone and sternum.

Her Harp Provides Musical Therapy

Debbie Doyle eases stress at Mount Vernon Hospital.

Deborah Mary Doyle has been playing the harp for patients and staff of Inova Mount Vernon Hospital for the past three years.

Affordable Housing for Low and Moderate Income Reisdents

Fairfax County Public Information Officer. Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA). Patterson stated that her agency does not have studies available that analyze the market for affordable independent rental housing for seniors in the Mount Vernon area.

Much To Be Done

Perspectives from those working on community’s front lines.

In this second in the series the leaders of private organizations also ranked transportation improvements, expansion of health care services, and funding the needs of public school programs at or near the top of their lists.

Priorities for ‘14

Elected officials cite accomplishments and challenges.

This is the first in a three-part series on the accomplishments of 2013 and the priorities for 2014 for Mount Vernon by local and state elected officials. Community leaders will share their observations in subsequent parts.

Police Shoot Homeless Man

Incident is under investigation.

James Bryant, 28, of no fixed address was shot and killed by Fairfax County Police during a fight at the Lorton Homeless Shelter on Oct. 30.

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Creating ‘Vibrant Streets’

SFDC hosts Route 1 development forum.

The Southeast Fairfax Development Corporation, a non-profit corporation financed by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, jump-started its fall season by inviting a panel of three business leaders who conducted what amounted to a workshop on how to turn underutilized commercial and mixed use property in the Richmond Highway corridor into viable self-sustaining community and government supported projects.

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Something To Bark About

Park Authority approves Master Plan for Westgrove Park.

The Park Authority approved the Master Plan for Westgrove Park on a permanent basis Sept. 25, ending several years of community debate between environmental advocates who wanted Westgrove Park to remain as a natural resources Park, and dog owners who wanted an Off Leash Dog Park (OLDA) added to the Park.

Beltrante Still Pursuing Justice

Former police detective seeks police oversight board.

D. C. residents and three U.S. Presidents have placed their trust and safety in the hands of Nicholas “Nick” Beltrante for many years before he retired from the D.C. Metro Police in 1963. Now, at 86, the twice-retired Metro D.C. police homicide/robbery detective and private investigator continues to work toward safeguarding the rights of others by proposing to the Board of Supervisors the creation of a Police Citizens Oversight Board which would be charged with investigating citizen complaints, promoting police accountability, and serving as an independent voice for citizens.

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