Jose Comayagua Jr. Appointed as Director of Fairfax County Facilities Management

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Aug. 1, 2005


Jose Comayagua Jr. Appointed as Director of
Fairfax County Facilities Management Department

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors today appointed Jose Comayagua Jr. as the director of the Fairfax County Facilities Management Department. Selected after a nationwide search, Comayagua will begin his duties on Aug. 23.

As director of the department, which provides maintenance, alteration, renovation and reconfiguration of county facilities, Comayagua will manage a staff of more than 185 employees with a $33 million budget. He also will manage the custodial, property management, lease management, space planning, security and other building services to county-owned and leased facilities, with the exception of wastewater treatment facilities and those under the Public Schools, Park Authority and Housing Authority. In addition, he will act as the county’s landlord by providing real estate services and also will direct the county’s Capital Renewal Program.

Comayagua has more than 10 years of facilities management experience. Most recently, he has been the East Coast facilities manager for Pearson LLC in Arlington. There he established facility plans and space allocations; planned and managed building remodeling and new construction projects; and managed architects, engineers and design professionals, in addition to contract service providers. He also was responsible for planning and managing budgets and expenditures, including capital expenditures and maintenance budgets.

His professional experience encompasses managing lease obligations; developing and implementing long-range strategic facility growth plans; and supporting risk assessments to identify vulnerabilities to natural disasters and international threats.

When he was the space and operations manager at George Mason University, Comayagua developed and implemented a 10-year facility growth plan that included acquisition of additional land, construction and leasing of excess square footage to paying tenants and coordinating the termination of the leases as GMU grew into the space.

Comayagua has two degrees from George Mason University—a bachelor’s degree in urban systems engineering and a master’s degree in civil, environmental and infrastructure engineering.

Comayagua’s salary will be $89,000 a year.

For more information, contact Fairfax County Chief Financial Officer Ed Long at 703-324-3491, TTY 711.


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