In July 2021, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors established the Confederate Names Task Force (CNTF) to review the names of Lee Highway (U.S. Route 29) and Lee-Jackson Memorial Highway (U.S. Route 50), and to make recommendations to the Board on, (a) whether to change the names of one or both roadways, and (b) if such a recommendation is made, provide recommendations on proposed alternative names.
The task force has completed their work to draft and submit a recommendation to the Board of Supervisors on whether to change the names of Lee Highway (U.S. Route 29) and Lee-Jackson Memorial Highway (U.S. Route 50). Below you will find materials from the meetings and the public feedback received on this effort.
The Confederate Names Task Force online survey received over 21,000 responses. Because of the large number of comments and for readability, the responses to the survey were posted in sections by questions.
Lee Highway - Route 29
Lee-Jackson Memorial Highway - Route 50
The Confederate Names Task Force held their first meeting, virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic, on Mon., August 16, 2021 at 6 p.m.
The Confederate Names Task Force will hold a meeting electronically due to the COVID-19 pandemic on Mon., September 13, 2021 at 7:00 p.m
Confederate Names Task Force Members
|Evelyn Spain, Chair, At-large||Alex Berke, Providence District|
|Bunyan Bryant, Mason District||Michael Champness, At-large|
|Richard Correia, Braddock District||Elizabeth Crowell, At-large|
|Shirley Ginwright, Mt. Vernon||Barbara Glakas, Dranesville District|
|Robert H. Floyd, Braddock District||Edwin Henderson, Providence District|
|Isham Lamba, At-large||Jeanne Leckert, Braddock District|
|Jenee Lindner, Springfield District||Susana Marino, At-large|
|Blake Myers, Springfield District||Peyton Onks, Springfield District|
|Marvin Powell, Sully District||Cheryl-Ann Repetti, Sully District|
|Carol Robinson, Sully District||Roni Robins, Braddock District|
|Sue Kovach Shuman, Providence District||Pastor Paul Sheppard, Providence District|
|Tim Thompson, At-large||Julie Park Tsui, Providence District|
|Jevon Walton, Braddock District||Ed Wenzel, Springfield District|
|Philip Wilkerson, Providence District||Phylicia Woods, Providence District|
In Person Community Listening Meetings Held
WebEx Virtual Community Listening Meeting
If your home or business is located on Lee Highway (Route 29) or Lee-Jackson Memorial Highway (Route 50) provide your feedback, including your name and address, on the impacts of possible name changes to:
12000 Government Center Pkwy
Fairfax, VA 22035