Anthony H. Griffin has joined the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Board of Directors.
He is currently a faculty member at George Mason University’s Department of Public and International Affairs and is the at-large Board Member of the Fairfax County Water Authority.
Griffin retired from Fairfax County government after 23 years, including 13 years as County Executive, where he also served as a member of the Dulles Corridor Advisory Committee and 10 years as Deputy County Executive. He was City Manager of Falls Church, Va. and Acting County Manager in Arlington County, Va.
He is a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration and was a Board Member of the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority from 1996 to 2012 representing Fairfax County.
Griffin also served as an officer in the Marine Corps and did a tour in Vietnam.
He is a graduate of Hobart College in Geneva, New York and earned two master’s degrees in urban and regional planning and urban affairs from Virginia Tech. He and his wife have two adult children and live in Oak Hill, Va. Griffin is an appointee of the Governor of Virginia.
The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority was established in 1987 by the governments of Virginia and the District of Columbia to manage and operate Washington’s Ronald Reagan National and Dulles International airports, which together serve more than 40 million passengers a year. The Airports Authority also operates and maintains the Dulles Airport Access Road and the Dulles Toll Road and manages construction of the Silver Line project, a 23-mile extension of the Washington region’s Metrorail system into Loudoun County, Va. No taxpayer money is used to operate the toll road, which is funded by toll revenues, or the airports, which are funded through aircraft landing fees, rents and revenues from concessions. The Silver Line construction is funded by a combination of toll-road revenues, airport contributions and federal, state and local government appropriations. The Airports Authority is led by a 17- member board of directors appointed by the governors of Virginia, Maryland, the Mayor of Washington, D.C., and the president of the United States.