Fred R. Selden Appointed Director of the Department of Planning and Zoning

July 26, 2011

Fred R. Selden
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The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors appointed Fred R. Selden as the director of the Department of Planning and Zoning today. He will assume his new position on August 1.

Selden currently serves as acting director for the department. He began working for the county as a planner in 1988. Prior to his career with Fairfax County, Selden worked at the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, United Research and Development Corporation and Institute for Urban Affairs and Research at Howard University.

During his tenure at the county, Selden helped to lead the efforts to transform Tysons into a walkable, environmentally friendly urban center. This plan was recognized with a prestigious Daniel Burnham Award from the American Planning Association. Additionally, he has overseen the county’s efforts to redevelop and revitalize Annandale and Baileys Crossroads, as well as the adoption of county policies supporting public art, green building and workforce housing.

Selden earned a master’s degree in urban planning from Howard University. He will receive an annual salary of $158,733.




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