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May 8, 2003

Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Appoints
New Zoning Administrator

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors recently appointed William E. Shoup as the county’s zoning administrator in the Zoning Administration Division of the Department of Planning and Zoning, effective May 17, 2003. Shoup was selected to fill the vacancy left by the retirement of the current zoning administrator, Jane Gwinn.

Shoup has been with the Department of Planning and Zoning since 1980, when he was hired as a senior zoning inspector. He was promoted to the position of planner II in 1982, and in this capacity he was a staff coordinator with the Board of Zoning Appeals Support Branch. In 1985, he moved to the position of assistant to the zoning administrator. Shoup has been the deputy zoning administrator since June 1987, where he was responsible for assisting the zoning administrator with the management of the division including oversight of the Zoning Enforcement Branch, Zoning Permit Review Branch and the Zoning Ordinance Administration Branch.

In each of these positions Shoup has been responsible for supervision of staff, interpretation and administration of county Zoning and Noise Ordinance provisions, including: presenting evidence or providing testimony in court; researching and analyzing information; and working with and making presentations before the Board of Supervisors, Planning Commission, the Board of Zoning Appeals and various community and civic groups who interact with the county.

Shoup graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, Pa., with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology/Law Enforcement in May 1975. He currently resides in Manassas, Va.

Shoup will receive an annual salary of $101,032.


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