Boards, Authorities and Commissions - Government - Fairfax County, Virginia

Purpose: The purpose of the Fairfax County Small Business Commission is to: (a) study, report and make recommendations on issues of concern to small businesses in Fairfax County; (b) advise and assist the Board of Supervisors, County Executive and County employees on any matter that will enhance the capability of small businesses to succeed in Fairfax County; and (c) promote and assist small businesses generally, but especially with respect to minority-owned and emerging businesses, to establish themselves, develop, and succeed in their pursuits of commercial opportunities and in their vendor relations with Fairfax County. Such matters are the formulation of policies or procedures which may affect the management, operation or financial stability of these businesses to better position them to do work in or for Fairfax County. Revised 6/22/10.
Terms: 3 years
Number of Seats: 12
Membership: Twelve (12) unpaid residents of Fairfax County appointed by the Board of Supervisors. Members shall represent key small and minority busineses organizations, as well as leaders in the small and minority business community. One Commission member shall be appointed to represent each County election district, and three members shall be appointed to serve as at-large representatives.
Meeting Info: Usually last Monday of every month @ 7:00 p.m. in Conference Room 9 or 10, Fairfax County Govt. Center.
Staff Info: Christopher McGough
Department of Procurement and Material Management
Board Website:
Current Membership: Ms. Kelly Pride Hebron
Ms. Gigi Thompson Jarvis, CAE
Mr. Melvin Murphy
Mr. John D. Pellegrin, P.C.
Mr. Marvin Powell
Ms. Shalonda Scott-Boyd
Mr. Daren Shumate, P.E.
Ms. Melody McGuin Thorson
Joseph Patrick Underwood, Esquire
Mr. Christopher Vernon
Ms. Gwyn Whittaker
Ms. Tracey Wood