Board of Directors

The Fauquier County Water and Sanitation Authority is governed by a five member Board. Individual Board members are appointed by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors and serve for a term of four years. The Authority Board elects its officers during the first regular meeting of each year and officers serve for a term of one year.


Board Member


Term Expiration

William “Bill” G. Downey

Scott Magisterial District

May 14, 2023

Office: Chairman




Chairman: Liaison Committee

Member: Building Committee






Michael J. Focazio

Marshall Magisterial District

April 1, 2024

Office: Vice Chairman




Member: Liaison/Finance/Planning Committees






A. William “Bill” Chipman III

Center Magisterial District


June 30, 2025


Office: Member




Chairman: Planning & Building Committees

Member: Audit Committee






Ross D’Urso

Lee Magisterial District

January 9, 2024

Office: Treasurer



Chairman: Finance & Audit Committees

Member: Personnel Committee






Richard “Rick” Gerhardt


Cedar Run Magisterial District

January 9, 2024


Office: Member




Chairman: Personnel Committee