Families First – Youth and Family Activities

Roland Taylor, serves as a member of the Fairfax County Athletic Council, which serves in an advisory capacity to the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, School Board and county agencies on matters relating to sports in Fairfax County.

He and his wife Kathy have participated in all Herndon pyramid schools as their four children have progressed through their education. They have both been leaders in scouting programs for girls and boys, youth sports organizations, and the Herndon Band supporters. They firmly believe Herndon is a great place to raise a family.

Our amazing community spirit and youth programs are what drew them to Herndon. Without high-density development Herndon is already at capacity on usage of community and county sports fields. Without any hope of new fields, Herndon and the county have to invest in turf and lights on as many fields as possible to expanded the usage to accommodate the demand. This will require investments that may not be possible if the town over commits in other areas. Once over crowding and lack of sports fields begins, the sports programs and our youth will suffer.

By over crowding our town with mass development, our school populations grow too large for current facilities. This requires more temporary buildings on campuses and ultimately, more County taxes for new expansion construction. The Town Officials have to understand the cause and effect to their actions now and for years to come, both in taxes and quality of life.