Board of Supervisors - Chairman

Fairfax County, Virginia



Office open weekdays 8:30am - 5pm

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12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 530
Fairfax, VA 22035

Sharon Bulova, Chairman, At-Large


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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October 17, 2018
The 2018 election is quickly approaching and in-person absentee voting is underway at 10 locations countywide. You can also vote absentee by mail.  The November 6, 2018 election ballot includes: Member, United States Senate Member, United States House of Representatives (8th, 10th and 11th Congressional Districts) Town of Herndon (Voters who live in Herndon only) Mayor Member, Town Council In addition, there is a public safety bond referendum and two Virginia state constitutional amendments. Our county has almost 700,000 active registered voters and we’re expecting a good turnout based on recent elections. That means a lot of people will go through our 243 voter precincts on Nov. 6 during the 13 hours of voting, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. You may want to consider absentee voting, especially if you have a long commute, have a disability or illness or you are a first responder. There are 20 valid reasons to vote absentee in Virginia. Reasons you can absentee vote: Student attending college or university outside of locality of residence in Virginia Spouse of student attending college or university outside locality of residence in Virginia Business outside County/City of residence on Election Day Personal business or vacation outside County/City of residence on Election Day I am working and commuting to/from home for 11 or more hours between 6:00 AM and 7:00 PM on Election Day I am a first responder (member of law enforcement, firefighter, emergency technician, search and rescue) My disability or illness I am primarily and personally responsible for the care of a disabled/ill family member confined at home My pregnancy Confined, awaiting trial Confined, convicted of a misdemeanor An electoral board member, registrar, officer of election, or custodian of voting equipment I have a religious obligation Active Duty Merchant Marine or Armed Forces Spouse or dependent living with a member of Active Duty Merchant Marine or Armed Forces Temporarily residing outside of U.S. Temporarily residing outside of U.S. for employment or spouse or dependent residing with employee Authorized representative of candidate or party serving inside the polling place Granted a protective order issued by or under the authority of a court of competent jurisdiction. Complete list of information from Virginia Department of Elections, including supporting information you may need to provide. In-person absentee voting began on September 21 at the Fairfax County Government Center and expanded to nine additional locations on October 13. The last day to absentee vote in-person is Saturday, Nov. 3. There are 10 locations for absentee voting and weekday and Saturday hours for your convenience. You must be a registered voter and you will need to bring your photo ID.  You will receive an absentee voting application when you arrive. (The deadline to register to vote and update your name and address was Monday, Oct. 15.) Note: The Office of Elections is closed on Columbus Day, Monday, Oct. 8 and there is no in-person absentee voting. Please visit Fairfax County's NewsCenter for more information. 

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    

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