About FoWOD & Its Board

about_04Established in 1991, the Friends of the Washington and Old Dominion Trail (or Railroad Regional Park) — FoWOD for short — is a citizen-driven organization dedicated to protecting and improving the W&OD Trail. It was re-established as an advisory body of the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority in 1997. The purpose of the FOWOD is to support and enhance the Washington and Old Dominion Railroad Regional Park (W&OD) as a recreational, environmental and historic resource through volunteer efforts in fundraising, promotion, educational programming and maintenance.

The governing body of the FoWOD normally consists of 15 residents of Northern Virginia who, living in jurisdictions that are located either on or near the W&OD Trail, have a variety of recreational interests in it. The current members of the FoWOD Board are:

Kelley Westenhoff, President

Judith Collins, Vice President

David Jackino, Treasurer

Patrick Sullivan, Recording Secretary

Laura Robinson, President of the Trail Patrol

Bill McCarthy, Web Master

Bob Evans

Krishnan Saidapet

Jerry Tucker

Kevin Casalenuovo, Park Manager
W&OD Trail Office

Andy Kaganowich, Park Specialist
W&OD Trail Office

The board of the FoWOD normally convenes, virtually, on the second Tuesday of each month from 7 P.M. to 9 P.M. All are welcome to attend, and anyone who wishes to do so should contact, in advance, the W&OD Trail Office (703-729-0596) in order to obtain admission to the on-line gathering.