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
Michael J. Focazio
  • Chairman: Liaison Committee
  • Member: Planning Committee
Marshall Magisterial District
01 April 2020
William ("Bill") G. Downey
  • Chairman: Finance / Building Committees
  • Member: Liaison Committee
Scott Magisterial District 14 May 2023
Richard "Rick" Gerhardt
Board Member
  • Chairman: Personnel
Cedar Run Magisterial District 09 January 2024
L. Paul Blackmer, Jr.
Board Member
  • Chairman: Audit Committee
  • Member: Finance / Personnel Committees
Lee Magisterial District 10 June 2018


William "Bill" Chipman III

Board Member

  • Chairman: Planning
  • Member: Audit / Building Committees
Center Magisterial District 30 June 2021