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News Releases

Fairfax County Expected to Move Forward on Proposed Reston Zoning Changes

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Following 17 months of public engagement, Fairfax County will move forward with proposed zoning changes for Reston.

The Board of Supervisors is anticipated on Fairfax County Expected to Move Forward on Proposed Reston Zoning Changes

2018 Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule

Fairfax County Government offices are closedThursday, Nov. 22 and Friday, Nov. 23forthe2018 Thanksgivingholiday. However, some facilities are open and schedules vary. For specific schedule information, click on the appropriate link below.

Public Schools and School Offices 2018 Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule

Nov. 12, 2018 Veterans Day Observance Holiday Schedule

Fairfax County Government offices are closedMonday,Nov. 12, in observance of the Veterans Dayholiday. However, some facilities are open and schedules vary. For specific schedule information, click on the appropriate link below.

Public Schools and School Offices - open Nov. 12, 2018 Veterans Day Observance Holiday Schedule

2018 Veterans Day Ceremony Commemorates the 100th Anniversary of the End of World War I

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One hundred years ago, what was called the Great War at the time claimed the lives of 32 Fairfax County residents.

Fairfax County will honor these men—and all veterans—at a ceremony on Nov. 11 to commemorate the centennial of the end of World War I. The event, sponsored by the Fairfax County 2018 Veterans Day Ceremony Commemorates the 100th Anniversary of the End of World War I

Randy Bartlett Appointed Department of Public Works and Environmental Services Director

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At its Oct. 30 meeting, the Board of Supervisors appointed Randy Bartlett the director of the Department of Public Works and Environmental Services (DPWES), effective Nov. 10. He succeeds James Patteson, who is retiring.

Randy Bartlett Appointed Department of Public Works and Environmental Services Director

Roy L. Oliver Appointed Director of Department of Public Safety Communications

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At its meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 30, The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors appointed Roy L. Oliver as the county's director of the Department of Public Safety Communications (DPSC). Oliver’s appointment is effective immediately.

Oliver has served as assistant director of DPSC’s Support Services Bureau since 2009, and is part of the department’s executive…

Fairfax County Eases the Conversion of Empty Retail Stores to Other Uses

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Sears, Toys R Us, Mattress Firm and Best Buy are among the companies that announced major store closures this year. These retailers make up some of the nearly 5,000 stores to turn off the lights in 2018.

As retailers shutter their brick-and-mortar locations, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Fairfax County Eases the Conversion of Empty Retail Stores to Other Uses

$182 Million Public Safety Bond on the Ballot on Nov. 6, 2018

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Do you know how you’ll vote on Nov. 6 on the $182 million public safety bond question?

Fairfax County voters can vote yes or no on the question that asks if the county should be allowed to sell bonds to pay for needed improvements for public safety facilities.

If approved by voters, the county plans to…

2018 Exceptional Design Awards to Be Presented on Oct. 23.

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"Architecture is a visual art, and the buildings speak for themselves," American architect Julia Morgan said.

While this statement is true, great architecture should also be recognized. This is why the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors created an awards program 33 years ago to honor quality design in our…

2018 Environmental Excellence Awards to be Presented on Oct. 23

Every year, Fairfax County recognizes individuals, organizations and businesses that advance the county's environmental goals or policies.

The 2018 Environmental Excellence Awards will be presented on Oct. 23, at 7 p.m., at a ceremony in the Fairfax County Government…