Planning Commission

Fairfax County, Virginia

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Fairfax, VA 22035

Jill G. Cooper,
Executive Director



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Mount Vernon District

Walter C. Clarke

Walter C. Clarke

Walter C. Clarke was appointed to the Planning Commission by the Board of Supervisors in April 2018 to represent the Mount Vernon District. His term will expire December 2021.

Commissioner Clarke has been an active member of a number of local community groups and non-profit organizations. He served as Co-Chairman of the Embark Richmond Highway Advisory Group from 2015 to 2018. He also served as Chairman of the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce in 2015 and 2016 and as a Board Member from 2013 to present. From 2011 to 2017, Commissioner Clarke served as Chairman of the Salvation Army Alexandria Advisory Council. During that period he also served as President of the Southeast Fairfax Development Corporation Board of Directors.

Other community and volunteer experience includes the Board of Trustees for Friendship Fire House Association; the Board of Directors for the West End Business Association; the Board of Directors for First Night Alexandria; active participation with Fairfax Partnership for Youth; various leadership roles with the Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber of Commerce; Ambassador to First Union Bank for the Wachovia Merger; and Committee Chairman for the Omega Psi Phi Social Fraternity.

Commissioner Clarke is a graduate of Virginia State University and has worked in the banking and financial services industry for over 25 years. He has served in various capacities including mortgage, wealth management, and business banking for two national banks in the region. Commissioner Clarke is currently a Vice President at Burke & Herbert Bank.

To contact Commissioner Clarke, please utilize the contact form at this link.

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