Telling the Citizens for Fauquier County Story:
The First 50 Years
To celebrate this landmark year in CFFC’s history and connect to the next generation of conservationists, we wanted to create a readable, relatable publication that reflected who we are and what we’ve accomplished. This magazine is a product of the CFFC 50th Anniversary Committee, chaired by Yak Lubowsky.
Committee members Hope Porter, Doug Larson, Susan Russell, Sue Scheer, Amy Trotto, Kevin Ramundo, Chris Bonner (magazine editor), Les Cheek and former board member Kay Hayes drew upon the memories of members and reviewed scores of newspaper articles and the abundant CFFC archives. The process included difficult choices — What to include? What to leave out? How to explain in a few hundred words preservation battles that spanned decades?
We turned to a professional writer, Ashley Stimpson of Baltimore, to sort through the details buried in attics and basements, lodged in our minds and logged in community ledgers. This CFFC magazine, coupled with a new website, citizensforfauquier.org, draws on history to foreshadow the challenges ahead.
The details included in this document, and all the ones we didn’t have room for, have shaped the lives of our members and the landscape of Fauquier County. We are proud of the work we have done, but know it is far from finished. We invite you to join CFFC and be a part of Fauquier’s future.