Commissioner James R. Hart-Planning Commission


Commissioner James R. Hart

James Hart was nominated by former Board Chairman Gerry Connolly on January 5, 2004 for his first four-year term. His current term expires December 2019.

Hart has been an at-large member of the Fairfax County Board of Zoning Appeals since January 2000. He was formerly on the Fairfax County Board of Equalization and formerly chaired the Countywide Non-motorized Transportation (Trails) Committee. From 1994 to 2004, Hart was an active member of the Western Fairfax County Citizens Association, serving as president from 1996-1998 and chair of the Land Use Committee from 1998-2000. He previously represented the Virginia Run Community Association on Sully District Council. In 2013 Hart was elected Parliamentarian of the Planning Commission and held that position through 2015; in January 2016 he was elected Secretary of the Planning Commission. Also in 2016, Commissioner Hart received the Citation of Merit from the Fairfax County Federation of Citizens Associations.

In Fiscal Year 2016, Hart chaired the Environment Committee and he was a member of the Policy & Procedures; Telecommunications and Land Use Process Review Committees; he was an alternate member of the Parks, Transportation, and Tysons Committees.

Hart, a graduate of the University of Virginia's School of Law, received his undergraduate degree from the UVA School of Architecture. He has been a director of the law firm of Hart & Horan, P.C. since 1998. Hart is a member of the Virginia State Bar, the Fairfax Bar Association, and the American Bar Association. Hart resides in the Virginia Run community in the western part of Fairfax County. He was featured in the April 2008 issue of the Planning Communicator available at:


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