WHEREAS, the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors recognizes that approximately sixty percent of Fauquier County’s workforce commutes out of this County to work on a daily basis, frequently traveling long distances of an hour or more each way; and

WHEREAS, our roads, particularly Routes 29, 17 and 28, and Interstate 66, are becoming increasingly congested due to high volumes of commuter traffic, making travel difficult for both local residents and for those traveling through Fauquier County; and

WHEREAS, as a consequence of improved technological resources, and as a means to be more productive in the workforce without the requirement of commuting time, telecommuting has become more utilized by Fauquier County’s workforce; and

WHEREAS, telecommuting helps to improve the quality of life for all residents by relieving workers from the need to travel congested roads, by taking drivers off the roads, and by offering more family-friendly opportunities for flexible working arrangements; and

WHEREAS, the technological industry is one of five sectors targeted by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors’ Economic Development Plan for promotion and support; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 20th day of October 2003, That the Board of Supervisors does hereby endorse efforts to promote the practice of telecommuting in public and private sectors, and commends those public leaders who have undertaken such initiatives to promote the practice of telecommuting; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors endorses private sector efforts to promote access to the necessary technological resources that support not only our local high tech industry but also aid the regional practice of telecommuting.