Commissioner Tim Sargeant-Planning Commission


Commissioner Tim Sargeant

Effective January 2007, the Board of Supervisors appointed Tim Sargeant as an At-Large member to the Planning Commission on a motion by former Board Chairman Gerry Connolly. Sargeant was reappointed to his third four-year term, effective in January 2015, by the Board in December 2014. Sargeant’s term will expire in December 2018. In January 2016 Commissioner Sargeant was appointed Parliamentarian of the Planning Commission.

Sargeant became a Virginia Certified Planning Commissioner in 2007.

Sargeant was co-chair of the two task forces that developed the Comprehensive Plan recommendations for the 2500-acre Laurel Hill site in southern Fairfax County. He also chaired the Laurel Hill Adaptive Reuse Citizens Task Force, and was appointed by the Board of Supervisors to serve as one of three members of the Laurel Hill Project Advisory Committee to oversee implementation of the Task Force recommendations. The Times Community Newspapers of Northern Virginia selected him as 2004 Citizen of the Year.

Sargeant co-chaired the 2002 and 2005 Area Plans Review Task Forces for the Mount Vernon District and was president of his homeowners association. Sargeant is a past member of previously served on the Board of Directors of Celebrate Fairfax, Inc. He also has served on the Boards of several area chambers of commerce. Currently, he serves as Chair of the Northern Virginia Regional Park Foundation and as a member of the Board of the Northern Virginia Community College Foundation.

Sargeant was appointed by former Virginia Governor Tim Kaine in 2008 as a member of the Board of Visitors of Gunston Hall and was reappointed by Governors and McAuliffe, including his recent re-appointment in 2016. Gunston Hall Plantation, a National Historic Landmark, is located on 550 acres in Fairfax County and was the home of George Mason.

In Fiscal Year 2016, Sargeant chaired the Planning Commission's Schools and Capital Improvement Program Committees, and served as a member of the Personnel and Budget and Housing Committees.

In November 2011, Sargeant was appointed to the Leadership Team for the Community Transformation Grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and administered by the Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services. The Leadership Team is tasked with helping to provide strategic direction to the Partnership for a Healthier Fairfax, a multi-sector coalition leading the effort to build County and community capacity to implement environmental, policy, and systems changes to promote health and prevent chronic disease.

Currently a state and local affairs manager with Dominion Resources, Sargeant previously managed media relations for a natural gas utility. He also worked as a newscaster, reporter, and editor for the Associated Press Radio Network in Washington, D.C.

Sargeant lives in the Mount Vernon District with his wife and two children. He was featured in the August 2008 issue of the PC Communicator. That publication is available online at:

To contact Commissioner Sargeant, please utilize the contact form at this link.

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