Elaine S. Furlow has lived in Arlington more than 30 years. Before her recent retirement, she was served as the Director of AARP Enterprise Strategy and Planning for the national non-profit and its 37 million members.
She also served two terms on the Arlington School Board and co-chaired the Washington Area Boards of Education. In these positions, Furlow effectively engaged with the public, community leaders and other elected officials to achieve strategic goals. She also led a successful campaign to change high school start times, collaborating with parents, staff, students and community to overcome numerous challenges.
Furlow’s other professional experience includes analyzing and communicating issues, through positions in the White House, Capitol Hill, and state government; and leading and managing editorial staffs and communication for various non-profit organizations.
The Lee Highway Alliance (LHA) Board of Directors has appointed Ginger Brown as the organization’s new Executive Director. Brown was the co-founder of LHA in 2013 and has served as the President of the Board for the past year.
An Arlington resident for 16 years, she has two children attending Arlington Public Schools and has previously served Arlington County as Planning Commissioner, Housing Commissioner, and Chair of the Joint Facilities Advisory Committee (JFAC).
Spanish artist David de la Mano will be on Lee Highway at the end of this month painting a large public mural on the wall of KH Art & Framing. "We couldn't believe it when the Spanish Embassy called Arlington Arts & Cultural Affairs to let them know an artist doing work for them was also interested in painting a mural in Arlington," said LHA President Ginger Brown. "We knew we had to jump at this chance to make this come together."