Tenant-Landlord Commission

commission  Ten commissioners are appointed by the Board of Supervisors to three-year terms: three commissioners represent tenants, three represent landlords, and four represent the community-at-large.

Citizen Commissioners

  • Michael R. Congleton, Chair
  • Eric Fielding
  • Tony E. Gomez

Tenant Commissioners

  • Angelina M. Panettieri, Vice Chair

Landlord Commissioners

  • Karen M. Geir-Smith, Secretary
  • Christopher L. Kocsis, Vice Chair
  • Paula Park


The Tenant Landlord Commission meets the third Thursday in February, April, June, August, October and December, at 7:30 p.m. at the Fairfax County Government Center. Meetings are open to the public and time is available for public comment.


To give objective and fair assistance to the county’s tenants and landlords.


  • To advise the Board of Supervisors of tenant-landlord problems and trends
  • To educate the public concerning rights and responsibilities of tenants and landlords
  • To inform tenants and landlords of the mediation and arbitration services available through Consumers Affairs
  • To recommend changes in tenant-landlord laws at all levels of government
  • To represent Fairfax County before legislative, public and private bodies
  • Arbitrate tenant-landlord complaints referred by the Consumer Affairs Branch


  • County staff handles the day-to-day inquiries for information, referrals, advice and mediation from citizens regarding consumer issues.
  • Staff is available to assist citizens Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Staff Report

Tenant - Landlord Commision FY 2015 Annual Report

Public Service Announcement

Available now for you to watch are two short Public Service Announcements (PSA) about renter's insurance brought to you by the Fairfax County Tenant-Landlord Commission:

Renter's Insurance PSA 1

Renter's Insurance PSA 2

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