Consumer Services Division

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday

TTY 711

12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 433
Fairfax, VA 22030

Rebecca L. Makely,

Tenant-Landlord Commission

Ten commissioners are appointed by the Board of Supervisors to three-year terms: three commissioners represent tenants, three represent landlords, and four represent the community-at-large.

Citizen Commissioners

  • Robert H. Chamberlain
  • Eric Fielding - Chair
  • Vincent J. Fusaro, CFE
  • Shahana B. Islam, condominium owner

Tenant Commissioners

  • Jade Harberg - Secretary
  • Amy Purnell - Vice-Chair

Landlord Commissioners

  • Karen M. Geier-Smith
  • Paula Park - Vice-Chair

The Tenant-Landlord Commission meets the second Thursday in February, April, June, August, October and December, at 7:30 p.m. at the Fairfax County Government Center. Meetings are open to the public and time is available for public comment.


To give objective and fair assistance to the county’s tenants and landlords.

•  To advise the Board of Supervisors of tenant-landlord problems and trends
•  To educate the public concerning rights and responsibilities of tenants and landlords
•  To inform tenants and landlords of the mediation and arbitration services available through Consumers Affairs
•  To recommend changes in tenant-landlord laws at all levels of government
•  To represent Fairfax County before legislative, public and private bodies
•  Arbitrate tenant-landlord complaints referred by the Consumer Affairs Branch


•  County staff handles the day-to-day inquiries for information, referrals, advice and mediation from citizens regarding consumer issues.
•  Staff is available to assist citizens Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Tenant-Landlord Commission Agenda Package – December 10, 2020

Tenant-Landlord Commission Agenda Package – October 8, 2020

Tenant-Landlord Commission Agenda Package – August 13, 2020


Staff Report

Tenant-Landlord Commission FY 2020 Annual Report

Tenant-Landlord Commission FY 2019 Annual Report

Public Service Announcement

Available now for you to watch are two short Public Service Announcements (PSA) about renter's insurance brought to you by the Fairfax County Tenant-Landlord Commission:

Renter's Insurance PSA 1
Renter's Insurance PSA 2



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