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Kelly Atkinson
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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 a Board Authorization on July 27, 2021, 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.

250th Commission Members
250th Commission members - May 2024

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.

Regular Meetings

None scheduled at this time.


Committee Meetings

For a full listing of 250th Commission committee meetings and sponsored events, please visit the Fairfax County Public Meetings calendar. 

The 250th Commission Meeting
Wednesday, May 22, 2024
Meeting Agenda


The 250th Commission Meeting
Thursday, March 21, 2024
Meeting Agenda  |  Meeting Minutes


The 250th Commission Meeting
Monday, January 22, 2024
Meeting Agenda  |  Meeting Minutes


The 250th Commission Meeting
Wednesday, November 29, 2023
Meeting Agenda  |  Meeting Minutes


The 250th Commission Meeting
Wednesday, September 27, 2023
Meeting Minutes


The 250th Commission Meeting
Wednesday, July 26, 2023
Meeting Agenda  |  Meeting Minutes  |  Field Guide for the Semiquincentenntial  |  Update on U.S. Semiquincentenntial Planning


The 250th Commission Meeting
Wednesday, May 24, 2023
Meeting Agenda  |  Meeting Minutes


The 250th Commission Meeting
Wednesday, March 22, 2023
Meeting Agenda  |  Meeting Minutes


The 250th Commission Meeting
Wednesday, February 22, 2023
Meeting Agenda  |  Meeting Minutes


The 250th Commission Meeting
Wednesday, November 16, 2022
Meeting Agenda  |  Meeting Minutes


The 250th Commission Meeting
Wednesday, September 28, 2022
Meeting Agenda  |  Meeting Minutes


The 250th Commission Meeting
Wednesday, August 3, 2022
Meeting Agenda  |  Meeting Minutes


The 250th Commission Meeting
Wednesday, June 29, 2022
Meeting Minutes


The 250th Commission Meeting
Wednesday, March 30, 2022
Meeting Agenda  |  Meeting Minutes


Semiquincentennial Workgroup Meeting #6
Monday, October 4, 2021 


Semiquincentennial Workgroup Meeting #5
Friday, June 11, 2021
Meeting Agenda


Semiquincentennial Workgroup Meeting #4
Friday, April 30, 2021
Meeting Agenda


Semiquincentennial Workgroup Meeting #3
Friday, March 19, 2021
Meeting Agenda  |  Virginia 250 Key Themes


Semiquincentennial Workgroup Meeting #2
Friday, February 19, 2021
Meeting Agenda  |  Meeting Minutes


Semiquincentennial Workgroup Meeting #1
Friday, January 22, 2021
Meeting Agenda  |  Meeting Minutes

 

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