Department of Planning and Development

Fairfax County, Virginia

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12055 Government Center Parkway
Fairfax, VA 22035

Tracy Strunk,
Director

Fairfax County 250th Commission

Background

During the 2020 Session, the Virginia General Assembly passed, and the Governor signed, legislation to establish the American Revolution 250th Commission within the executive branch of state government. The purpose of the Commission is to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the American Revolution, the Revolutionary War, and the Independence of the United States. On October 9, 2020, Governor Northam released the names of the appointees for Virginia’s American Revolution 250th Commission. The legislation also mandated that George Mason’s Gunston Hall would appoint and establish an Advisory Council composed of non-legislative citizen members.

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved a seven person Semiquincentennial workgroup led by Gunston Hall including representatives from Visit Fairfax, Mount Vernon Estate, National Museum of the US Army, George Mason University, Fairfax County History Commission, Fairfax County Human Rights Committee, along with associated County history, equity and human rights staff members.  The workgroup was charged with providing recommendations to this Board of the preferred approach for organizing and leading county-related efforts for the inclusive observance and celebration. Recommendations included high level SMART goals related to planning, promotion, types of civic, cultural, historical and educational activities, ways, means, timetables, approaches and accountability. For more details on the Board of Supervisors' request, please review the October 20, 2020 Joint Board Matter.

Through Board Authorization, the Semiquincentennial Work Group has transitioned to the Fairfax County 250th Commission, which will remain in existence through June 30, 2027.

The purpose of the 250th Commission is to implement the preferred approach for organizing and leading County-wide efforts for an inclusive observance, celebration, and commemoration of the Semiquincentennial anniversary of the American Revolution, the Revolutionary War, and the Independence of the United States of America.

Meeting Information

The Fairfax County 250th Commission generally meets from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of every other month at the City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North Street, in the first-floor conference rooms A/B. The Commission’s various committees meet on an as-needed basis.

Upcoming Meetings

The 250th Commission Meeting
Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at 1:00 p.m.
City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North Street (Conference Rooms A/B)

Meeting Agenda


Budget Committee Meeting
Friday, October 14, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.
Visit Fairfax, 10560 Arrowhead Drive, Suite 350


The 250th Commission Meeting
Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. (to accommodate Thanksgiving Holiday)
City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North Street (Conference Rooms A/B)


The 250th Commission Meeting
Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at 1:00 p.m.
City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North Street (Conference Rooms A/B)


The 250th Commission Meeting
Wednesday, March 22, 2023 at 1:00 p.m.
City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North Street (Conference Rooms A/B)


The 250th Commission Meeting
Wednesday, May 24, 2023 at 1:00 p.m.
City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North Street (Conference Rooms A/B)

Past Meetings and Materials

The 250th Commission Meeting
Wednesday, August 3, 2022
City of Fairfax Regional Library - Conference Rooms A/B, 10360 North Street, Fairfax, VA

Meeting Agenda


The 250th Commission Meeting
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 
Visit Fairfax Office, 10560 Arrowhead Drive, Suite 350, Fairfax, VA 22030

Meeting Minutes


The 250th Commission Meeting
Wednesday, March 30, 2022
Fairfax County Government Center, Conference Rooms 9/10

Meeting Agenda

Meeting Minutes


Semiquincentennial Workgroup Meeting #6
Monday, October 4, 2021 
Virtual Meeting - Zoom


Semiquincentennial Workgroup Meeting #5
Friday, June 11, 2021
Virtual WebEx Meeting

Meeting Agenda


Semiquincentennial Workgroup Meeting #4
Friday, April 30, 2021 
Virtual WebEx Meeting

Meeting Agenda


Semiquincentennial Workgroup Meeting #3
Friday, March 19, 2021
Virtual WebEx Meeting                       

Meeting Agenda

Virginia 250 Key Themes


Semiquincentennial Workgroup Meeting #2
Friday, February 19, 2021
Virtual WebEx Meeting

Meeting Agenda

Meeting Minutes


Semiquincentennial Workgroup Meeting #1
Friday, January 22, 2021
Virtual WebEx Meeting

Meeting Agenda

Meeting Minutes

Please visit the Semiquincentennial Workgroup YouTube Video Playlist to view all previous meeting recordings.
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