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Tony Castrilli,
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News Releases

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…

Daryl Washington Appointed Executive Director of the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board

New BizEx Program Helps Small Businesses Successfully Navigate Fairfax County’s Regulatory Processes


Small businesses now have a one-stop shop to get help understanding Fairfax County’s permit, review, inspection and license processes.

The new Business Experience program—or BizEx for short—can assist prospective small…

New Fairfax County Policy Helps Empty Offices in Suburban Neighborhoods Convert to New Uses


The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved a change to the county’s land use plan to more easily allow empty office buildings in suburban neighborhoods to be converted into other uses.

While suburban offices only make up 3.3 percent of the county’s vacant office space, this change could help these buildings find new life as apartments, live-work units, shops, hotels,…

Learn About Proposed Zoning Changes That May Affect Your Neighborhood at the 2018 Zoning Open Houses


Community gardens, farmers markets, craft manufacturing, signs, assisted living communities, and short-term rentals, like Airbnb —these are some of the topics where Fairfax County is considering changes to its zoning rules.

Come to one of three open houses in May and June where you can learn more about how these proposed zoning changes may affect you and your neighborhood.…

Caussin Appointed Interim Chief of Fire and Rescue

Fairfax County Assistant Fire Chief John Caussin has been named interim chief of the Fire and Rescue Department, effective April 30. Caussin will replace Fire Chief Richard Bowers Jr., who retires…