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Class Project 2023

For the 2023 Leadership Fauquier Program, our project was to provide insight to the citizens of Fauquier on the issue of littering in the county. Pollution is an issue all across the world with littering being one of the biggest factors. Through discussions with various community leaders and citizens, we learned that littering is an issue throughout Fauquier County, no matter the town where you live. Upon closer examination of litter patterns, we observed that a major factor in the littering issue in Fauquier is a lack of access to information and the tools necessary to dispose of trash properly.

In our effort to “be part of the solution” we decided to focus our efforts on various information and communication strategies to better inform the community. We have put together information from studies on the effect of littering, to resources for proper waste disposal, to legal consequences of littering and dumping in Fauquier County. We encourage everyone to “be part of the solution, not the pollution” and do your part to keep Fauquier clean, to preserve the beauty of our towns, parks and facilities, roadways, and other public spaces.

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Leadership Fauquier 2016 Community Benefit Matrix project

Class Project 2016

L.O.F.T. (2016):  The “Community Benefit Matrix” Project

Leadership Fauquier’s inaugural cohort Leaders of Fauquier’s Tomorrow (L.O.F.T.) spent months researching and developing their class project.  Because there is often so much commotion around the proposal of new programs and projects in Fauquier County, this group thought it would helpful to have a more scientific way to measure the potential positive and negative impacts of these programs and projects.  The result was the “Community Benefit Matrix.”

The Community Benefit Matrix is effectively a scoring system that is used to rate a program or project’s benefit to the community.  It covers a wide variety of data points including things like ecological impact, accessibility, demographic appeal,  job creation, and much more.  To use this tool for your own evaluations, please download it at the link below.

Community Benefit Matrix