Commissioner John L. Litzenberger, Jr.-Planning Commission


Commissioner John Litzenberger Effective January 1, 2008, John L. Litzenberger, Jr. was appointed to a four-year term by the Board of Supervisors (on a motion by Supervisor Frey) to represent the Sully District on the Planning Commission. In January 2012 Litzenberger was reappointed to his second full four-year term which will expire in December 2015. Litzenberger also served as the Sully District Commissioner on the Redevelopment and Housing Authority from 2004 until 2008.

Litzenberger graduated from the College of Environmental Science and Forestry at Syracuse University in 1972 with a degree in biochemistry. He received his master's degree in Systems Management at the University of Southern California in 1976.

He served with the United States Air Force as a pilot for over 30 years in both active and reserve capacity, and took part in military operations in the Vietnam War and was recalled in support of the first Persian Gulf War and the War on Terror. Litzenberger has also been involved with the civilian air industry as well, serving as an operations officer at the Federal Aviation Administration and later as a senior management official and consultant at various commercial airports. He currently serves as the General Manager for Atlantic Airport Services, LLC .

A longtime participant in community service for Fairfax County, Litzenberger was one of the original founders of the West Fairfax County Citizens Association and served as that organization's President from 1986-1988. He has also been a member of several committees in the Centreville area, including the Land Use Committee, the Education Committee and several Methodist Church Committees. Litzenberger was also appointed by the Board of Supervisors to serve on the Centreville Core study from 1982-1988.

In 1987 Litzenberger was the recipient of the "Lord Fairfax Award" for the Springfield District and was named "Volunteer of the Year" for 2007 in the Sully District by "Celebrate Fairfax".

Commissioner Litzenberger and his wife Barbara have three grown children and currently reside in Centreville.

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