Projects & Initiatives

Countywide Strategic Plan

Countywide Strategic Plan

The first-ever Countywide Strategic Plan was adopted by the Board of Supervisors in 2021. The Plan focuses on 10 Community Outcome Areas and sets a clear, unified, community-driven vision for the next 10-20 years. The Annual Report outlines the steps taken over the past year to implement the Countywide Strategic Plan.

If you need the information in an alternate format, please call 703-324-7329, TTY 711.

One Fairfax Policy

One Fairfax

One Fairfax logoOne Fairfax is a joint racial and social equity policy of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and School Board. It commits the county and schools to intentionally consider equity when making policies or delivering programs and services.

It’s a declaration that all residents deserve an equitable opportunity to succeed — regardless of their race, color, sex, nationality, sexual orientation, religion, disability, income or where they live.



Diversion First

Diversion First logoDIVERSION FIRST

Diversion First offers alternatives to incarceration for people with mental illness or developmental disabilities, who come into contact with the criminal justice system for low level offenses.

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Environment & Energy

Zero Waste logo Zero Waste

Fairfax County's Zero Waste program works to minimize solid waste in County facilities to close to nothing and to do so through a holistic approach: by rethinking not only how we dispose of materials, but also what we use and how we use it.

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Resilient Fairfax logo Resilient Fairfax

Resilient Fairfax encompasses the development of a comprehensive Climate Adaptation and Resilience Plan for the county and the community as well as the implementation of strategies to reduce risk to county residents, businesses, and infrastructure.

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Carbon-Free Fairfax logo Carbon-Free Fairfax

Carbon-Free Fairfax is primarily a public education and outreach initiative to help Fairfax County realize a healthy, sustainable, and economically prosperous future without local greenhouse gas emissions.

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HomeWise logo Home Wise

The Fairfax County HomeWise program educates, empowers and enables residents to make changes that reduce energy use, water use and associated costs in their homes. 

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Plastic Bag Use Reduction, plastic bag floating in body of water Plastic Bag Tax

A five-cent tax on disposable plastic bags from grocery stores, convenience stores and drugstores took effect on January 1, 2022. Shopping with reusable bags reduces plastic pollution in our communities and waterways.

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Fairfax County is proactively working to address climate change and its various impacts from all angles: mitigation, adaptation, and resilience. There are also energy education and outreach programs to reduce your energy use and your costs.

Older Adults

Silver Shield Campaign ribbon logoSilver Shield Anti-Scam Campaign

This campaign helps older adults avoid being scammed by sharing critical information about current scams.

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SHAPE The Future of Aging logoSHAPE the Future of Aging

SHAPE the Future of Aging is a strategic plan to make Fairfax County a better place to age, for older adults to live safely, independently, and with dignity.

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Opioid Overdose Prevention

In Fairfax County, more people die from overdoses than car accidents. Data shows that treatment strategies are needed as the opioid epidemic evolves within our community. 

Fairfax County's Opioid and Substance Use Task Force is a collaborative, cross-systems approach to combat the impact of the opioid epidemic. We have a plan to combat the opioid epidemic here in Fairfax County, but we need your help as well

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hand outstretched Panhandling

Panhandling can be found in most areas of our county, generating many questions and complaints from our residents. The good news is that our county has many services and staff dedicated to help those in need.

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Pedestrian, Bike and Traffic Safety

Slow Down advertisement for the Speed Camera Pilot ProgramSpeed Camera Pilot Program

The goal of the Speed Camera Pilot Program is to change the behavior of drivers and make our roads safer. Photo speed monitoring devices (speed cameras) will be installed in nine school zones and one construction zone in early 2023. Speed cameras will Improve the safety of our roads by protecting pedestrians and slowing down motorists, especially around congested and vulnerable locations.

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Take a Moment flyerTake a Moment Campaign

Fairfax County is committed to enhancing pedestrian, bicycle and traffic safety by implementing a multi-faceted plan to reduce and ultimately eliminate traffic-related deaths and injuries. Whether you are walking, biking or driving, keep in mind that safety is a two-way street and is everyone’s job.

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Slow Down logoSlow Down Campaign

Speeding is a major issue in our neighborhoods. Slow down! You live here. We live here.

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officers at train tracks on bikesTrain Track Safety

Trespassing on train tracks is against the law and has led to deaths in our county. About every three hours, a person or vehicle is hit by a train in the U.S. and Fairfax County wants to end that trend.

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Prevention Teams, Initiatives and Coalitions

There are many ongoing collaborative approaches to addressing needs and issues in Fairfax. Initiatives exist to address domestic violence and assist with behavioral and physical health, school and work readiness.

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Organizational Reports

Organizational Reports

Police Practices Review Commission Progress Report

The commission engages the community in an open and transparent process to recommend changes towards the goal of maintaining a safe community, ensuring a culture of public trust and making sure county polices provide for the fair and timely resolution of police-involved incidents.

Fire and Rescue Organizational Assessment Report

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