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

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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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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

FY2019 Advertised Budget

March 6, 2018
  On March 6, 2018, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors advertised the County Executive’s proposed budget for FY2019, which is based on a tax rate of $1.155 per $100 of assessed value - an increase of 2.5 cents. $1.13 is Fairfax County’s current FY2018 tax rate. When the Board of Supervisors adopts a final budget and a final tax rate on May 1, the tax rate can be the same as or lower than what was advertised, but not higher. “There are many opportunities for residents to get involved in the FY2019 Budget Process to share feedback, ideas and suggestions regarding the tax rate and budget priorities,” Chairman Sharon Bulova said. “Advertising the tax rate at a 2.5 cent increase offers the Board of Supervisors and the community some flexibility as we discuss together how to strike the right balance between keeping taxes affordable for homeowners while maintaining high quality services that Fairfax County is known for.” The County Executive’s Advertised Budget provides increased revenue of $192.32 million, or 4.69%, over the FY2018 Budget. When it comes to school funding, the Advertised Budget recommends a general fund transfer to FCPS totaling $2.26 billion. This is a 4.38 percent, or $95.10 million, increase over the current FY 2018 budget. The proposed operating transfer meets the School Board’s requested transfer after accounting for an anticipated increase in state revenues. The top priority for the FCPS FY2019 Budget is teacher salaries and benefits. The Advertised Budget also begins to address increased school capital needs with the assumption of an annual increase of $25 million in School bonds. Other County priorities in the Advertised Budget include Diversion First, gang and opioid prevention efforts, early childhood initiatives, employee compensation and South County police positions. If the Board of Supervisors votes to adopt the advertised tax rate on May 1, the average Fairfax County real estate tax bill would increase by $268 annually. You can see how your real estate tax dollars are currently being spent by using Fairfax County’s online real estate tax calculator. In addition to budget town meetings and forums throughout the County, three days of budget public hearings will be held at the Fairfax County Government Center on April 10, April 11 and April 12, 2018. Residents can sign up to speak at budget public hearings here.   Resources: FY2019 Advertised Budget FY2019 Budget Process Timeline Citizen’s Guide to the Budget Video: How Our Budget is Built in Fairfax County  

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