Stafford County mourns the passing of former Supervisor Peter J. Fields. Fields represented the George Washington District on the Board of Supervisors from 2000 to 2007, and was elected by his peers as Chairman in 2003. Fields was a strong proponent of slow growth, supporting many of the measures the Board has taken in recent years to preserve open areas. A professional classical guitarist, Fields was known as a very well-read and kind man.
“On behalf of the Board and the citizens of Stafford County, I extend our deepest condolences to Pete Fields family,” said Chairman of the Board of Supervisors Crystal Vanuch. “It takes a lot of dedication and time to serve as supervisor for two terms and we greatly appreciate Mr. Fields’ service.”
Fields supported charging fees to developers based on the impact on traffic. As well, he was an early proponent of removing environmentally sensitive areas from housing-density equations, raising proffers for rezonings, raising project review fees for developers and cutting densities in half on projects where housing was not clustered to preserve open space.
“It is evident that Pete Fields really cared about the George Washington District as well as the county,” said Supervisor Tom Coen, George Washington District. “Mr. Fields clearly loved his adopted home of Stafford County. He invested his time and attention into making it a better place through his work on the Board and his volunteer activities.”