Fairfax Deputy County Executive for Human Services, Retired
In Mr. Haywood’s thirty year role as Deputy County Executive for Human Services, he has been noted as the “architect of the Fairfax County human services system” and has been commended for his contributions that have touched and improved the lives of thousands of county residents.
He was instrumental in the creation of the Fairfax Long Term Care Coordinating Council (LTCCC) to address unmet needs in the area of long term care. He worked with LTCCC to create LifeCircle Alliances to meet those needs.
In January 1978, he was appointed Executive Assistant to the Fairfax County Executive, Fairfax, Virginia. In this position, he served as the principal liaison between the County administration and the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. While serving as Executive Assistant, he began work developing the Human Services system in Fairfax County, working with State, local and private non-profit agencies.
In 1981, he was appointed by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to his current position as Deputy County Executive for Human Services. In this position he oversaw and directed all human services agencies within the Fairfax County government.
He has provided leadership in a large organization providing comprehensive services that include housing, child care, health, mental health services, long term care, public benefits, self sufficiency services & system of care to children and families.
Among his many awards and recognitions are: 2009 Above & Beyond Award, Best of Reston Honoree Reston Interfaith & Reston Chamber of Commerce; 1994 National Forum for Black Public Administrators, Public Service Award for Human and Social Services; 2001 American Society of Public Administrators Award for Public Service; 2008 Arnold B. Kassabian Memorial AwardFairfax County Bar Association ; 2008 Community Partner Award Human Services Coalition of Northern Virginia.
Mr. Haywood is currently also a member of the Board of the Northern Virginia Community Health Foundation, Inc.; College Summit – National Capital Region; Leadership Fairfax, Inc; Community Foundation – National Capital Region; Northern Virginia 4-H Center; New Hope Housing, Inc.; Blueprint for Livable Communities, Citizens Advisory Committee, State of Virginia; ServiceSource Network, Inc.