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News Releases

Fairfax County Receives Three VACo Achievement Awards

The Virginia Association of Counties (VACo) recently announced that Fairfax County Government has received three VACo Achievement Awards, which recognize excellence in local government programs. VACo received a record 106 submissions, the highest in the program's history. Winning entries focused on addressing high-priority issues that challenge counties today.


Arts Survey Launched to Help Map the Future of the Arts in Fairfax County

Fairfax County residents have the opportunity to provide input on the Master Plan for Performing and Visual Arts Facilities by participating in a survey to gauge the needs of the county’s arts consumers.

The anonymous survey takes about 10 minutes to complete and the information will be incorporated…

New Regional Agreement Lights the Way for LED Streetlights in Fairfax County


Fairfax County helped to lead the effort to create a new regional agreement with Dominion Energy that lights the way for converting existing streetlights to more energy- efficient LEDs.

The agreement makes transitioning to LEDs less expensive for local governments and offers more options in the future.

Fairfax County Board of Supervisors New Regional Agreement Lights the Way for LED Streetlights in Fairfax County

Election Officers (Poll Workers) Needed in Areas of County for Nov. 6 Election

Election Day, Nov. 6, is less than 100 days away and the Office of Elections needs election officers (also called poll workers) to assist our voters.We are the largest jurisdiction in Virginia with 243 precincts countywide. It takes thousands of enthusiastic and trained election officers to help ensure that we have efficient and well-run elections. Compensation begins at…

County Executive Presents FY 2018 Budget Carryover Recommendations

Fairfax County Executive Bryan J. Hill presented his recommendations for use of Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 carryover funds to the Board of Supervisors today. Carryover is the process by which certain unspent or unencumbered funds for commitments to pay for goods and services at the end of one fiscal year are…

Coresite Realty's New Reston Data Center Approved Under New Policy to Attract More Centers to Fairfax

As it vies for more data centers, Fairfax County approved Coresite Realty’s plans for a new, more than 943,600 square foot data center in Reston on a second campus.

The Board of Supervisors signed off on the company’s plans on July 31, 2018. This marks the first approval under new provisions in the county’s…

Fairfax County Nationally Recognized for Excellence in Performance Management

For the 16th year, Fairfax County has been recognized for excellence in performance management by the International City/County Management Association.

The county is among only 29 jurisdictions nationally to receive ICMA’s Certificate of Excellence in 2018, for its commitment to collect and analyze data, report it transparently…

Department of Vehicle Services Recognized as the 15th Leading Fleet for 2018

Fairfax County’s Department of Vehicle Services was recognized by Government Fleet magazine and the American Public Works Association as the 15th Leading Fleet for 2018 out of more than 3,000 government level fleets.DVS Director Mark Moffatt accepted the award at The Honors Celebration during the Government Fleet Expo and…

Judge Lisa Mayne Is New Fairfax County General District Court Chief Judge

Fairfax County General District Court Judge Lisa Mayne began her term as chief judge on July 1. She succeeds Judge Michael J. Cassidy, who has been the chief judge since March 2015.General District Court chief judges are elected every two years.

Mayne has been a Fairfax County General District Court judge since Oct. 1, 2006. The court currently has 10 judges elected by the…

Judge Todd Petit Is New Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court Chief Judge

Fairfax County Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court Judge Todd G. Petit began his term as chief judge on July 1. He takes over from Judge Thomas P. Sotelo, who served for a two-year term. Petit has been a Fairfax County JDRDC judge since July 1, 2016. The court currently has six judges elected by the General Assembly for six-year terms.

Judge Todd Petit Is New Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court Chief Judge