James R. Walkinshaw, Braddock District, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, notes that “Tom McDonald exemplifies all that is good about the Braddock District- civility, community, and service. His decades of dedicated volunteerism have made Fairfax County better for generations to come.”
Thomas has volunteered for 40 years with Braddock District Council, Braddock District Land Use and Environment Committee, Buckner Forest Homeowners Association, and Pender United Methodist Church.
Mr. McDonald has a strong passion for land use and development and has served on several task forces and committees pertaining to the topic. He currently serves as Chairman of the Braddock District Land Use and Environment Committee. Mr. McDonald has also volunteered as the Treasurer of the Braddock District Council of Community Association for the last six years. This is a volunteer group that coordinates communication between associations and government. For the past 40 years, Mr. McDonald has served as the president of the Buckner Forest Homeowners Association, a development of twenty homes next to the Fairfax County Parkway.
During Mr. McDonald’s time volunteering in the Braddock District, he reviewed several major land-use changes, chaired meetings, and provided community support leading to the approval of new projects, including the “One University” project which redevelops County-owned multifamily and senior affordable units alongside “purpose-built” student housing for George Mason University.”