Commissioner Tim Sargeant-Planning Commission
Tim Sargeant - Commissioner At-Large
Effective December 2006, the Board of Supervisors appointed Tim Sargeant as an At-Large member to the Planning Commission on a motion by Chairman Gerry Connolly. In December 2010 Sargeant was reappointed for a second term which will expire at the end of 2014.
Sargeant was co-chair of the two task forces that developed the Comprehensive Plan recommendations for the entire 3000-acre Laurel Hill site in southern Fairfax County. He also served as chair of the Laurel Hill Adaptive Reuse Citizens Task Force, which developed the master planning recommendations for the historic buildings at the former D.C. Department of Corrections complex in Lorton, Virginia.
Sargeant 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 Mt. Vernon District, and was vice president of the Federation of Lorton Communities (now the South County Federation), as well as president of his homeowners association.
Sargeant is on the Board of Directors of Celebrate Fairfax, Inc., and the Board of Directors of the Northern Virginia Regional Park Foundation. He recently was elected 2010 President of the Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber of Commerce. In 2009, he served as that organization’s vice president. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce.
Sargeant was appointed by Governor Kaine in 2008 as a member of the Board of Visitors of Gunston Hall. Gunston Hall Plantation, a National Historic Landmark, is located on 550 acres in Fairfax County and was the home of George Mason.
A state and local affairs manager with Dominion Virginia Power, Sargeant was previously in charge of 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. He currently lives in the Mount Vernon District with his wife and two children.