Elected Officials Sworn In at Inauguration Ceremony

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Image of Board of Supervisors, constitutional officers and Soil and Water Conservation District director on the stage. The chairman stands at the podium


As residents throughout the area are celebrating the holiday season, Fairfax County had something very special to celebrate this year – the swearing in of newly elected (many who were re-elected) officials. 

Family, friends and area leaders all came together to mark new terms of office for our Board of Supervisors, constitutional officers and Soil and Water Conservation District directors. The inauguration ceremony was held at the Government Center on Dec. 13 for these local officials, who will guide the county for the next four years. Fairfax County Circuit Court Chief Judge Penney Azcarate administered the oath of office to Board of Supervisors Chairman Jeffrey C. McKay and all elected officials.

2023 Inauguration Ceremony

Chairman McKay’s 2023 Inauguration Ceremony Remarks


Those who will begin their terms of office on Jan. 1, 2024, include:

Board of Supervisors

  • Jeffrey C. McKay, Chairman, At Large
  • Walter L. Alcorn, Hunter Mill District
  • James N. Bierman, Jr., Dranesville District
  • Pat Herrity, Springfield District
  • Andres F. Jimenez, Mason District
  • Rodney L. Lusk, Franconia District
  • Dalia A. Palchik, Providence District
  • Kathy L. Smith, Sully District
  • Daniel G. Storck, Mount Vernon District
  • James R. Walkinshaw, Braddock District

Commonwealth’s Attorney

  • Steve T. Descano

Clerk of Court

  • Christopher J. Falcon 


  • Stacey A. Kincaid

Soil and Water Conservation District Directors

  • Dana H. Barakat
  • Rhonda J. Bitterli
  • Chris E. Koerner


The Inauguration Ceremony will be replayed on Channel 16 (in HD on Cox channel 1016 or on Verizon and Comcast on Channel 16) and is available on Video on Demand.


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