Fairfax County Pre-Disaster Recovery Plan Stakeholders

Stakeholder Involvement

In order to effectively and efficiently manage stakeholders’ time, maximize opportunities for input, and maintain an efficient planning process, the disaster recovery stakeholders have provisionally been divided into three interlocking groups: a core steering committee, a larger working group and plan reviewers.

  • The Steering Committee will meet monthly and directly contribute to the development of the Plan. It will help define the overall direction and structure of the Pre-Disaster Recovery Plan, participate in reviews of rough and/or preliminary draft materials, and narrow proposed best-practice outcomes to those which are a realistic fit for local conditions in Fairfax County.
  • The Working Group will meet several times throughout the course of the development of the Pre-Disaster Recovery Plan, in settings which will be open to the public (except in cases of sensitive subject matter). The working group will refine, vet and validate the preliminary work of the steering committee, applying both technical expertise and local knowledge to arrive at workable and realistic solutions to challenging problems
  • Plan Reviewers will be invited to provide comments, edits, revisions and questions to the Draft Pre-Disaster Recovery Plan. The draft plan will also be made generally available for public comment via libraries, Internet, etc. Input from the plan reviewers will be addressed in detail by the Steering Committee and the working group.Fairfax County is susceptible to a variety of natural hazards, including floods, hurricanes and tornadoes, as well as man-made hazards such as terrorist acts and accidental releases of hazardous materials. Some of these events have the capacity for catastrophic local and regional impacts.

The following county agencies and representative non-governmental organizations have been invited to participate in the core steering committee, which began monthly meetings in September 2010.


Steering Committee Stakeholders

Fairfax County Boards, Authorities and Commissions

Liaison to the Board of Supervisors, Fairfax Area Disability Services Board, Office of the County Attorney, Economic Development Authority.

Fairfax County Agencies and Departments

Deputy County Executive (Public Safety), Office of Emergency Management, Office of Public Affairs, Department of Planning and Zoning, Department of Public Works and Environmental Services, Department of Management and Budget, Risk Management Division, Department of Health, Fire Marshal's Office (Department of Fire and Rescue), Mental Health Services, Department of Housing and Community Development, Department of Transportation.


Volunteer Fairfax, Fairfax County Citizen Corps, Faith Communities in Action (FCIA), NOVA Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD), Multicultural Advisory Council, Fairfax Federation of Citizens Associations.

Private Businesses

Local Chambers of Commerce.

The much larger working group will consist of the steering committee as well as the additional organizations and entities, listed below, which present specialized technical knowledge in a variety of fields and represent a wide cross-section of the Fairfax County community; additional Fairfax County groups with an active interest in participating in the working group may also volunteer for this level of engagement. 

Working Group Stakeholders

Steering Committee Stakeholders

See above.

Fairfax County Boards, Authorities and Commissions

(District) Land Use Advisory Boards, Community Revitalization and Reinvestment Advisory Group, Architectural Review Board, History Commission, Small Business Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals, Planning Commission, Economic Advisory Commission, Office of the Sherriff, Redevelopment and Housing Authority, Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board, Community Policy and Management Team (Fairfax-Falls Church), Community Long Term Care Coordinating Council, Community Action Advisory Board (CAAB), School Board, Fairfax Water.

Fairfax County Agencies (Technical Experts)

Public Schools, Department of Human Services, Code Compliance, Department of Community and Recreation Services, Department of Tax Administration, Archives and Records (Public Library), Fire and Rescue Department, Police Department, Office of Community Revitalization, Facilities Management Department, Department of Family Services, Department of Purchasing, Department of Cable Communications and Consumer Protection, Department of Vehicle Services, Department of Information Technology, Herndon, City of Fairfax, Vienna, City of Falls Church.

Local Nonprofits

Fairfax Joint Local Emergency Planning Committee, Humane Society, United Way, Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES), etc.

Local Businesses

Utility, Insurance, Retail, etc.

The plan reviewers group will also include all external parties including neighboring jurisdictions, as well as interested members of the public at large and other local organizations.


Plan Reviewers

Fairfax County residents

Interested members of the public.


Other county agencies, nonprofits, businesses, civic groups, homeowners associations.


Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) Region VII, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), Virginia Department of Health, Virginia Housing Development Authority (VHDA).


Northern Virginia Department Transportation Commission, Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, City of Alexandria, Arlington County, Loudoun County, Prince William County, NCR Joint Force Headquarters, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, FEMA Office of National Capital Region Coordination.


FEMA Region III, Environmental Protection Agency, Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Small Business Administration (SBA).


 Pre-Disaster Recovery Plan (PDRP) Reviewers and Working Groups

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