Tony Griffin, pictured, has been county executive of Fairfax County for 12 years.
Members of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors are declaring today "Tony Griffin Day" to honor their outgoing county executive.
It's "goodbye, but not so long" for outgoing county executive Tony Griffin, who has served as chief executive of the sprawling county for the last 12 years. Griffin is taking a position teaching public administration at George Mason University, and he'll continue helping to oversee implementation of the Silver Line to Dulles International Airport.
"It appears that I will still be involved in the future," said Griffin to the Board. "So thank you very much. It's been a great ride."
Chairwoman Sharon Bulova is also asking him to be her representative on the water authority.
Griffin will be replaced by his longtime deputy executive, Ed Long.