Board of Supervisors - Chairman

Fairfax County, Virginia



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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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Fire and Rescue Department

February 7, 2018
On Tuesday, February 6th, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors directed County Executive, Bryan Hill, to review allegations made in a letter circulated by Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Battalion Chief, Kathleen Stanley. “These allegations contrast with a positive report made to the Board at a Public Safety Committee Meeting on January 30th regarding progress in addressing behavioral issues in the Fire and Rescue Department,” Chairman Sharon Bulova said. “Fairfax County takes very seriously any behavior that threatens a safe, respectful and professional work environment.” The County Executive will share his findings with the Board of Supervisors and the public upon completion of this review. A memo from the County Executive is attached. Background: Video of Jan. 30 Public Safety Committee Meeting Meeting Materials from Jan. 30 Public Safety Committee Meeting  


January 24, 2018
Today, Fairfax County Police Chief Ed Roessler publicly released in-car video from a Fairfax County vehicle, which was at the scene of the November 17, 2017 U.S. Park Police shooting in the Mount Vernon District. Fairfax County Police officers did not fire their weapons and are considered witnesses to this shooting. The U.S. Park Police shooting resulted in the tragic death of Bijan C. Ghaisar, a Fairfax County resident.   “The family and friends of Bijan Ghaisar, as well as the residents of Fairfax County, deserve to know what happened,” Chairman Sharon Bulova said. “I support our Police Chief’s decision to release the video. I also extend my greatest sympathies to the Ghaisar family during this tragic and difficult time.”   The November 17, 2017 U.S. Park Police shooting is currently under investigation by the FBI.   

Fairfax County Adult Detention Center

January 23, 2018
Today, Fairfax County Sheriff Stacey Kincaid announced that on May 23, 2018, she will terminate the Intergovernmental Service Agreement (IGSA) with U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE). As a result, the Sheriff’s Office will not hold inmates past their release date unless an ICE administrative request to detain is accompanied by a criminal detainer issued by a court.   “I am pleased with Sheriff Stacey Kincaid’s decision to take this step,” Chairman Sharon Bulova said. "The Sheriff and her Deputies operate the County jail and are not federal immigration officials."   The Sheriff’s Office will continue to cooperate with ICE, as it does with other local, state and federal authorities. Operation and policy decisions regarding the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center fall under the authority of the Sheriff, an elected constitutional officer, independent of the Board of Supervisors.   More information:  

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