Clerk to the Board of Supervisors

The Office of the Clerk to the Board of Supervisors provides administrative support to the Board of Supervisors. The Clerk to the Board of Supervisors is Catherine A. Chianese. (

The county is organized under the Urban County Executive form of government and there are 10 members of the Board of Supervisors, nine district supervisors and a Chairman elected at large.

The Clerk's Office maintains regular business hours between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please contact the office as follows:

Telephone: 703-324-3151 (Voice mail after hours)
Fax: 703-324-3926
TTY: 711

US Mail: Office to the Clerk to the Board of Supervisors
12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 533
Fairfax, VA 22035-0072

The mission of the Clerk's Office is to provide timely and accurate administrative support services to the Board of Supervisors to meet requirements of state law, the County Code, Board policy, and County policies and procedures.

Major responsibilities include:

  • Establishing and maintaining records of Board meetings.
  • Advertising Board public hearings and bond referenda in the legal section of a local newspaper.

  • Preserving records of the Board's actions.

  • Certifying Board action on resolutions, ordinances, etc.

  • Managing public records for citizen appointments to Boards, Authorities and Commissions.

  • Maintaining financial disclosure statements filed by County officials.

  • Providing administrative support through agency budget preparation, procurement actions, and personnel and payroll actions to the ten offices of the Board as well as the Clerk's Office.

  • Maintaining the public record of the County Code. (This link will take you to a non-Fairfax County website.)

  • Providing formal notifications to applicants of Board decisions on land use applications.

  • Providing research assistance of Board actions.

Information listed on the county's Web site gives you electronic access to do the following:

The County's Web site offers extensive information concerning the Board of Supervisors. All Members of the Board have their own homepages:

Chairman, At-Large: Sharon Bulova

Braddock: John C. Cook

Dranesville: John W. Foust

Hunter Mill: Cathy M. Hudgins

Lee: Jeffrey C. McKay

Mason: Penelope A. Gross

Mount Vernon: Gerald W. Hyland

Providence: Linda Q. Smyth

Springfield: Pat Herrity

Sully: Michael R. Frey


Board members also serve on regional, and inter- and intra-jurisdictional boards and committees.

Contact Fairfax County: Phone, Email or Twitter | Main Address: 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA 22035
Technical Questions: Web Administrator

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