Fairfax County History Commission


The Fairfax County History Commission was established by the County of Fairfax in 1969. We help identify, document, record, and preserve our county's historic past here in Northern Virginia. Our commission's 20 members are appointed by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. We meet on the first Wednesday of every month. Our accomplishments and projects in progress are detailed in an Annual Report submitted to the Board of Supervisors. 

History Commission Members

The History Commission's members are appointed by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. Carole Herrick is chairman, Anne Stuntz is vice chair, Steve Sherman is secretary, and Phyllis Walker Ford is treasurer. The contact information below is organized by District. History Commissioners may be reached by telephone, fax, or e-mail.

If you have an inquiry regarding a particular History Commission program, please contact the appropriate committee chairman listed below.

Commission Members Contact Information

Chantilly Plantation Stone House
Chantilly Plantation Stone House - Chantilly, VA

 The contact information below is organized by Supervisor District (see map on left). History Commissioners may be reached by telephone, fax, or e-mail.

History Commissioner
Supervisor District

Supervisor Districts - click on map above or link for a larger scale detailed view of districts with boundaries.
Carole Herrick
H: 703-356-8223
Mary Lipsey
H: 703-321-2824
Gretchen Bulova
H: 703-273-3557
Page S. Shelp
H: 703-450-3918
Elise Ruff Murray
Hunter Mill
H: 703-620-3803
Barbara Naef
Hunter Mill
H: 703-471-1479
Anne Stuntz
Hunter Mill
H: 703-938-1894
Steve Sherman
O: 703-971-7700
Phyllis Walker Ford
H: 703-322-0833
Barbara Peters
O: 703-560-8831
Anne M. Barnes
Mount Vernon
O: 202-685-4993
Glenn Fatzinger
Mount Vernon
H 703-780-4983
Sallie Lyons
Mount Vernon
H: 703-550-9759
Michael R. Irwin
H: 703-385-5401
Lynne Garvey-Hodge
H: 703-322-1811
O: 703-322-1811
F: 703-322-1856
Jordan Tannenbaum
H: 703-293-9655
O: 202-488-6181
C: 202-359-1771
Esther W. McCullough
H: 703-787-0890
Debbie Robison Sully H: 571-348-4478
Robert E. Beach, AIA
H: 703-764-9127
O: 703-533-8333
F: 703-536-2528
Committee Chairmen

Advocacy Committee - Anne Stuntz
Awards Committee - Lynne Garvey-Hodge
Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee - Gretchen Bulova
Ethnic and Oral History Committee - Esther W. McCullough
Historic Sites Inventory Committee - Elise Ruff Murray
Historical Markers Committee - Debbie Robison
History Conference Committee - Lynne Garvey-Hodge
Resident Curator Committee - Robert Beach

Mailing Address:

Fairfax County History Commission
c/o City of Fairfax Regional Library, Virginia Room
10360 North Street
Fairfax Virginia 22030

We appreciate hearing your observations of, expressions of interest in, or curiosity about specific historic properties and buildings. Your questions and comments are always welcome.

Monthly Meeting and Agendas

The History Commission meets at 7:30 PM in the 1st Floor Conference Room of the City of Fairfax Regional Library (10360 North Street) on the first Wednesday of every month.  The 2017 Meeting Schedule can be viewed here.  The agenda is available online one week prior to the meeting.  Our various committees meet on an as-needed basis.  We also sponsor events in local history--such as roadside marker dedications--throughout the year.  Visit our Events page to learn more.


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