Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Appoints Tysons Service District Advisory Board Members


Feb. 12, 2013

News Highlights

  • Advisory group will recommend the annual tax rate for the Tysons Service District, as well as help prioritize transportaion projects.
  • Service district tax rate will be set as part of the FY'14 county budget, and in 2013, taxes only will be paid for half the year, starting July 1.
  • Commerical property owners make up about 83 percent of the service district's almost $11.5 billion in assessed property value.

At its Feb. 12 meeting, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors appointed members to the Tysons Transportation Service District Advisory Board. This 17-member group will recommend an annual tax rate for the service district, as well as help to prioritize transportation improvements in Tysons to be funded by the district.

The district’s tax rate will be set as part of the upcoming budget, and in 2013 taxes will only be paid for half the year, starting July 1.

The district was created on Jan. 8, 2013, to help pay for the more than $3.1 billion in new roads and public transit needed in Tysons during the next 40 years. It is expected to generate $253 million — or about 8 percent of the total $3.1 billion.

Commercial properties make up about 83 percent of the service district's almost $11.5 billion in total assessed property value.

Service district advisory board members are:

Areas Adjacent to Tysons

  • Mark Zetts, Dranesville District Representative
  • Hon. Jane Seeman, Adjacent Community Representative 1
  • Sally Horn, Adjacent Community Representative 2

Own, or Represent Owners Of, Real Property in Tysons

  • Maria Hawthorne,Providence District Representative 1
  • Molly Peacock, Providence District Representative 2
  • Jay Klug, Hunter Mill District Representative 1
  • Raymond Baxter III, Hunter Mill District Representative 2
  • Michael Bogasky, Residential Owners and HOA/Civic Association Representative 1
  • Ron Parson, Residential Owners and HOA/Civic Association Representative 2
  • Claudia Diamond, Residential Owners and HOA/Civic Association Representative 3
  • Jim Policaro, Commercial/Retail Ownership Representative 1
  • Tim Steffan, Commercial/Retail Ownership Representative 2
  • Kip Killmon, Commercial/Retail Ownership Representative 3
  • Keith Turner, Tysons Partnership Representative 1
  • Jon Cox, Tysons Partnership Representative 2
  • Cindy Clare, Apartment or Rental Owner Association Representative
  • Hon. Stu Mendelsohn, Chamber of Commerce lessees of Non-Residential Space Representative

Tysons Transportation Funding Infographic

The advisory board was organized to include two members who represent adjacent communities; one member from the Dranesville District; and 14 members who own or represent the owners of property within the service district.

This includes three members who commercial or retail ownership interests; two members from the Tysons Partnership; and one member from the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce to represent lessees of non-residential space.

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