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Fairfax County, Virginia

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Tony Castrilli,
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News Releases

Fairfax County Authorizes $182 Million Public Safety Bond Referendum on Nov. 6 Election Ballot

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, at its June 19 meeting, authorized a $182 million public safety bond referendum for this fall’s election.

This action allows the county to petition the Fairfax Circuit Court to order the…

Fairfax County to Invest $1.2 Million in Economic Development Funds in Downtown Herndon Project

Fairfax County Seeks to Make it Easier to Repurpose Empty Retail Space



As more retailers close their stores nationwide, Fairfax is considering changes to its land use plan to help the approximately 735,000 square feet of empty retail space in the county today be repurposed for other uses. Public input sought at Monday, June 25, 2018, meeting at 7 p.m.

Toys “R” Us, Macy’s and Sears are just the latest companies to…

Made in Fairfax: Fairfax County Seeks to Boost Local Artisan Manufacturing


Attend the June 18 forum at 6:30 p.m. for a presentation and discussion with a national expert on artisan manufacturing and county staff. County is conducting a study to identify the best location for craft manufacturers, along with considering land use and zoning changes to encourage more of these small businesses.

When it comes to…

Last day for In-Person Absentee Voting is Saturday, June 9; Nine Satellite Locations

Saturday, June 9 is the last day to absentee vote in person for the June 12 primaries and for your convenience, there will be nine satellite in-person absentee voting locations available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Last day for In-Person Absentee Voting is Saturday, June 9; Nine Satellite Locations

Downtown McLean Planning Study Launches with June 4 Community Workshop


Fairfax County is launching its planning study for downtown McLean with three community workshops in June.

The first meeting will take place on Monday, June 4, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the cafeteria of McLean High School, 1633 Davidson Road, McLean. Residents who plan to attend are Downtown McLean Planning Study Launches with June 4 Community Workshop

Fairfax County Receives 4 National Achievement Awards

Fairfax County has been honored with four National Association of Counties (NACo) 2018 Achievement Awards, recognizing effective and innovative programs that contribute to and enhance county government in the United States. Nationally, awards are given in 18 categories, including children and youth, criminal justice, county administration, information technology, health, civic…

From Parking Lot to Park: Share Your Feedback on Transforming an Annandale Parking Lot into a Creative Civic Space


What do New York City, Los Angeles and Fairfax County have in common?

They’re on the cutting edge of a national movement to reclaim underused urban spaces, like parking lots, as parks.

Fairfax County will test the concept in Annandale on Sunday, June 3, from…

Memorial Day Schedule May 28, 2018

Fairfax County Government offices are closed Monday, May 28 for the Memorial Day holiday. However, some facilities are open and schedules vary. For specific schedule information, please click on the appropriate link below.

Public Schools and School Offices Memorial Day Schedule May 28, 2018

G. Michael Lane Appointed Director of Office of Strategy Management for Health and Human Services

The Board of Supervisors today appointed G. Michael Lane as the director of the new Office of Strategy Management for Health and Human Services, effective July 9. Lane is currently the deputy director for administrative operationsfor the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services…