Citizens for Fauquier County, Fauquier’s oldest conservation nonprofit, begins the new year with Kevin Ramundo as president succeeding Les Cheek, and Jonathon Nuckles following Ramundo as vice president. Also elected as officers at CFFC’s December annual meeting were Susan Russell, secretary and Mary Page, treasurer. Joining the officers on the executive committee are Ken Alm, Christopher Bonner and Sally Semple. Les Cheek, Doug Larson and Yak Lubowsky were re-elected to the board with terms expiring in 2023.
Since joining the CFFC Board in 2017, Ramundo led the effort to oppose two large commercial projects in Fauquier that could have resulted in large restaurant, hotel and event center operations in areas zoned rural/agricultural. He has also been active in regional preservation and conservation efforts and is a frequent contributor to local media on conservation and preservation issues.
“I am honored to lead an organization that for more than 50 years has fought to preserve Fauquier’s rural, agricultural heritage. CFFC is fortunate to have an experienced and dedicated board of directors and has benefited greatly from Les Cheek’s incredible leadership as CFFC’s president from 2016 to 2020,” said Ramundo.
He added, “As Fauquier faces continued development pressure threatening our quality of life and open space, CFFC will be instrumental in developing thoughtful solutions that respect Fauquier’s history and values yet recognize that carefully managed economic growth is important to the county’s future.”
The CFFC president, a retired corporate communications executive, is committed to expanding the organization’s efforts through initiatives that support the agricultural community, and protect historical resources for the benefit of all. “If we do that well, we’ll enhance our reputation, membership and influence.” Ramundo said. Ramundo grew up in Virginia, graduated from Georgetown University and received an MBA from the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business Administration. He is a member of the board of Land Trust of Virginia (LTV) and lives with his wife in Upperville.
Nuckles, chair of CFFC’s transportation committee and a member of the LTV board, received a B.A. from the College of William and Mary and an M.A. in public policy from George Mason University. He is a senior auditor with the Office of Inspector General at the Department of Transportation and lives in Orlean with his wife and two children. For more about CFFC visit citizensforfauquier.org or follow us on Facebook or Instagram.