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News Releases

Fairfax County Becomes the First Local Government in Virginia to Reach SolSmart Gold Status for Advancing Solar Energy Growth

Fairfax
August 20, 2019

Fairfax County is leading the way in solar energy in the state, becoming the first municipality in Virginia to receive a Gold designation from the national SolSmart program. SolSmart recognized Fairfax County earlier this year with ...

Fairfax County’s Joint Environmental Task Force to Hold First Meeting on Sept. 3

August 19, 2019

Fairfax County’s Joint Environmental Task Force will hold its first meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 3, at 4:30 p.m.

The meeting will take place in the large conference room in the Mason Governmental Center, 6507 Columbia Pike, Annandale.

The task force—called JET for short—was ...

Meet Jade, Fairfax County's Comprehensive Mapping Application

Meet
July 31, 2019

News Highlights

One map application, available on any device, with over 170 layers to view, combine and analyze. Detailed property reports especially useful for land development. Save, share and print your map creations. Current and historical aerial imagery, viewable from multiple angles.

While Fairfax County has long provided many specific, web-based maps…

Fairfax County Wins Planning Award for its Reston Urban Development Guidelines

Fairfax
July 31, 2019

Fairfax County received a prestigious planning award for its urban design guidelines for development in Reston’s transit station areas.

The American Planning Association’s Virginia Chapter recognized the…

Michael Becketts Appointed Director of Department of Family Services

Michael
July 30, 2019

At its meeting today, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors appointed Michael A. Becketts as the next director of the ...

Fairfax County Partners with Smart City Works and Refraction on $750,000 Federal Grant-Funded Smart City Initiative

Fairfax
July 25, 2019

Fairfax County partnered with Smart City Works and Refraction on their successful application for a $750,000 federal grant to increase regional capacity to bring technologies to market and grow innovative companies.

The grant is from the i6 Challenge program from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s…

Election Officers Needed for the Nov. 5, 2019, General Election

Election
July 24, 2019

Fairfax County needs hundreds of election officers for the Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, general election.

For the best chance to receive a precinct assignment for the general election, apply online by October 10, 2019.

Election officers are paid $175 for…

The Mile Will Deliver a Long-Planned Signature Park for Tysons

The
July 17, 2019

Fairfax County’s plan to transform Tysons calls for a central, signature park to serve the entire area, and the newly approved development called The Mile will finally accomplish this goal.

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved the more than…

Jill Cooper Appointed Clerk to the Board of Supervisors

Jill
July 16, 2019

At its meeting on July 16, the Board of Supervisors appointed Jill Cooper to the position of Clerk to the Board of Supervisors, effective Sept. 3.

Cooper will continue to serve as director of the Department of Clerk Services (DCS), to which she was appointed in January. DCS consolidates the Planning Commission Office and…

Kambiz Agazi Appointed as Director of the New Office of Environmental and Energy Coordination

Kambiz
July 16, 2019

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors appointed Kambiz Agazi as the director of the new Office of Environmental and Energy Coordination, at its July 16, 2019, meeting. The appointment is effective July 20. Agazi is currently serving as the county’s environmental coordinator....