How can Fairfax and the Greater Washington region get back our edge?
Dinner & discussion with Jim Dyke
Monday, May 23, 2016
After years of expansion and unprecedented job growth, Greater Washington’s regional economy has fallen behind. The reduction in federal spending over the past five years has highlighted our over-reliance on federal funding and left us lagging behind the national economy and peer metropolitan areas that have better positioned themselves to compete globally. Fairfax is at the epicenter of these shifts as the county seeks to build its tax base and stimulate more diversified economic growth.
How can Fairfax and our region get back our edge? Join us on May 23 to hear guest speaker Jim Dyke discuss the Roadmap for the Washington Region’s Economic Future. Prepared by Dr. Stephen Fuller for the 2030 Group and other leading business, government, academic and philanthropic entities, the Roadmap presents an integrated approach that ties in education and workforce development, housing, transportation and greater regional collaboration. Jim will provide an overview of all of these facets of the Roadmap, in what is sure to be a thought-provoking discussion and dialogue on our region’s future.
377 Maple Avenue, West Vienna, VA 22180
Dinner Cost: Members – $39 Non-Members – $49
Please state your meal with your RSVP by Monday, May 23
Fish, Chicken, Beef, or Vegetarian
Date: Friday, May 20
Networking: 7:00 – 7:30 PM
Dinner: 7:30 – 8:15 PM
Program: 8:15 – 9:30 PM
Seating is only guaranteed with an advance RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
About Jim Dyke
James W. Dyke is an active leader in the Northern Virginia business community. He has served as chairman of the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce; chairman of the Northern Virginia Business Roundtable; president of the Northern Virginia Community College Educational Foundation; and chairman of the Emerging Business Forum, an organization focused on enhancing minority and women entrepreneurs in business.
Jim was included in Washingtonian magazine’s list of “150 Most Powerful People” in the Washington region. He was also named to the “Power 100” by the Washington Business Journal. He has also been named three times by Virginia Business Magazine as one of the “50 Most Influential Virginians.” He was named by Washington Business Journal as the “Best Networker” in the region and as a Minority Business Leader Honoree. He won the J. Michael Brown award from DuPont for his accomplishments in diversity, recruiting and mentoring in the legal profession and he was just named to receive the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce “Lifetime Achievement Award.” In addition, he has received numerous awards and certificates related to education, government and community service.
He was elected chairman of the Greater Washington Board of Trade for 2010. During his term, he was co-chair of the Joint Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Governance Review Task Force. He was subsequently appointed by Virginia Governor McDonnell to be the Commonwealth’s representative on the WMATA Board of Directors where he served for three years and chaired the Governance Committee. He was then appointed by Governor McAuliffe as an At Large Member to the Commonwealth Transportation Board, which regulates and funds transportation in Virginia.
He has served or is serving on various commissions and committees including the State Council of Higher Education in Virginia, the Commission to Restructure Virginia’s Tax Structure, the Board of Directors of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce, the Board of Directors for the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education, the Governor’s Commission on Economic Development and Job Creation (VA), the Governor’s Independent Bipartisan Advisory Commission on Redistricting (VA), and as chairman of the Board of Trustees of the University of the District of Columbia.