Commissioner James R. Hart-Planning Commission


Commissioner James R. Hart

James Hart was nominated by former Board Chairman Gerry Connolly on January 5, 2004 for his first four-year term. His current term expires December 2019.

Hart has been an at-large member of the Fairfax County Board of Zoning Appeals since January 2000. He was formerly on the Fairfax County Board of Equalization and formerly chaired the Countywide Non-motorized Transportation (Trails) Committee. From 1994 to 2004, Hart was an active member of the Western Fairfax County Citizens Association, serving as president from 1996-1998 and chair of the Land Use Committee from 1998-2000. He previously represented the Virginia Run Community Association on Sully District Council. In 2013 Hart was elected Parliamentarian of the Planning Commission and held that position through 2015; in January 2016 he was elected Secretary of the Planning Commission. Also in 2016, Commissioner Hart received the Citation of Merit from the Fairfax County Federation of Citizens Associations.

Hart, a graduate of the University of Virginia's School of Law, received his undergraduate degree from the UVA School of Architecture. He has been a director of the law firm of Hart & Horan, P.C. since 1998. Hart is a member of the Virginia State Bar, the Fairfax Bar Association, and the American Bar Association. He was featured in the April 2008 issue of the Planning Communicator available at:


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