Board of Supervisors - Chairman

Fairfax County, Virginia

 

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12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 530
Fairfax, VA 22035

Sharon Bulova, Chairman, At-Large

WHAT WE DO

Sharon Bulova is honored to serve her third term as Chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. She was first elected Chairman in a special election in 2009 and previously served as the Braddock District Supervisor from 1988-2009. The Chairman of the Board of Supervisors presides over all Board of Supervisors meetings and represents over 1.1 million county residents.

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News

The Winery at Bull Run

August 28, 2018
  The Winery at Bull Run – a working farm vineyard focused on crafting fine Virginia wines while paying tribute to the history and preservation of 19th-century pastoral Fairfax County – will almost double its operations with help from a combined $200,000 grant from Virginia and Fairfax County. Governor Ralph Northam announced the news on Aug. 23 at the winery, along with Fairfax County officials and the winery’s owners. "Agriculture and agritourism are important economic drivers in Fairfax County that we want to continue to see grow and thrive. I am so pleased that The Winery at Bull Run will benefit from this grant by expanding production and adding new jobs in Fairfax County." - Chairman Sharon Bulova  Currently, Bull Run employs 16 full-time workers. The expansion will create 10 new, full-time jobs that pay at least $42,980 and 28 part-time or seasonal jobs that pay at least $22,880. These jobs include new winemakers, tasting room staff and cellar hands. In addition to the 100 tons of grapes produced by their own estate vineyards, the winery will also purchase an additional 182 tons—or $436,820 worth—of Virginia grapes over three years. Read more on Fairfax County's NewsCenter. 

Evenings on the Ellipse

June 19, 2018
The Fairfax County Park Authority will host free summer concerts in the backyard of the Fairfax County Government Center every Thursday night this July and August (July 5 – August 30, 2018) from 5:30pm – 7pm. The Evenings on the Ellipse summer concert series is a family-friendly event featuring a talented line-up of performers and a wide range of musical genres. Fairfax County’s two wineries, Paradise Springs Winery and The Winery at Bull Run, will be providing generous tastings and sales of their premium reds and whites. A Farmers Market (open from 2:30pm – 6:30pm) will also be on site selling fresh fruit and savory snacks to enjoy at the concert. The concert and farmers market are both held rain or shine. If it rains, the concert will be moved inside to the Fairfax County Government Center Forum.   “Evenings on the Ellipse is a great way for nearby residents and county employees to relax and unwind after work in Wolf Trap-esque style,” Chairman Sharon Bulova said. “With great music, a beautiful outdoor venue, wine tastings and a farmers market, I am proud to have the Fairfax County Government Center play host to such a special summer experience.”   EVENINGS ON THE ELLIPSE SUMMER CONCERTS: Every Thursday (July 5 – August 30, 2018) from 5:30pm – 7pm Fairfax County Government Center Backyard 12000 Government Center Pkwy Fairfax, VA 22035   PERFORMANCES:  July 5: JunkFood (Rock/Pop) July 12: The Beat Hotel (Mardi Gras Swamp Funk) July 19: Memphis Gold (Blues) July 26: Tartan Terrors (Celtic) August 2: The Gibson Brothers (Bluegrass) August 9: Robin and Linda Williams (Folk) August 16: Doc Scantlin and his Imperial Palms Orchestra (Big Band) August 23: Russikye Musikanti (Russian Folk Music) August 30: The United States Air Force ‘Celtic Aire’ (Celtic)   Event Flyer   Evenings on the Ellipse is made possible thanks to a strong partnership between government, volunteers, business sponsors, individual donors and the Fairfax County Park Foundation.   Evenings on the Ellipse is one of many concert series happening throughout Fairfax County this summer. Find more concerts and performances at fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances.    

FY2019 Budget

May 1, 2018
On Tuesday, May 1, 2018, the Board of Supervisors formally adopted the FY2019 Budget by a vote of 8-2.  The Adopted Budget includes a 2 cent increase in the Real Estate Tax Rate, bringing the rate to $1.15 per $100 of assessed value.  The budget provides $2.26 billion to FCPS and allocates more than 52% of the County's General Fund Budget to the School System.  The Adopted Budget also includes funding for public safety and other county priorities, including Diversion First, Gang Prevention, and the Opioid Task Force. The FY2019 Budget goes into effect on July 1 of this year.  LOBS Phase 2 begins later this year, where the Board of Supervisors will be taking a hard look at more opportunities for savings and efficiencies throughout all County programs and services.  More information

Budget Process

Budget 101 Video

Local Government

Local Government 101 Video

State of Public Safety

State of Public Safety 2016 Video