At the October 27, 2021 Planning Commission meeting, an update to the Commission bylaws was adopted. Please note that there will now be a Planning Commission Action in lieu of a verbatim. This document will be available on the Planning Commission website the day following each meeting and will include the vote, all motions (including any follow-on motions), and any waivers and modifications. The full meeting can be accessed through bookmarked video recordings posted by Channel 16. All previous verbatim transcripts will remain accessible on the Planning Commission website and can be accessed under the Publication section.
Please also note that the deadline by which members of the public can sign up to be included on the speakers list has moved from 3:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the day of the meeting. Members of the public can, however, still decide to speak during the public hearing either in-person or by phone. Similarly, while written testimony may be submitted until the public hearing is closed (or until decision if the record is noted as remaining open), in order to ensure distribution to the Commissioners by the start of the public hearing, written testimony must be submitted by 1:00 p.m.
2023 Planning Commissioners
Providence District - Phillip Niedzielski-Eichner - Chairman
At - Large - Timothy Sargeant - Vice Chairman
Sully District - Evelyn S. Spain - Secretary
Dranesville District - John Ulfelder - Parliamentarian
Braddock District - Mary Cortina
Franconia District - Daniel G. Lagana
Hunter Mill District - John Carter
Mason District - Daren Shumate
Mount Vernon District - Walter Clarke
Springfield District - Peter Murphy
Meetings are held in the Board Auditorium of the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, unless otherwise noted. Planning Commission meetings are broadcast live on Fairfax County Government's Cable TV Channel 16 and streamed live online with closed captions provided in English and Spanish (los subtítulos en español). Meetings are also available to view on demand following the meeting. Live audio of the meeting may also be accessed by dialing 703-324-7700 for in-person meetings or 703-324-5300 for meetings held electronically.
Committee meetings are held in the Board Auditorium in the Government Center. The dates and times of committee meetings are noted on each committee page and placed in the Weekly Agenda.
Personnel and Budget
Policy and Procedures
Capital Improvement Program (CIP)
Land Use Process Review
Urban Development and Placemaking
The Planning Commission Roundtable is a 30‐minute panel discussion broadcast every Thursday
at 6:30 p.m. and Wednesday at 10:30 p.m. on Channel 16. Episodes can also be viewed through
Video on Demand at the Fairfax County website