Fairfax City Government

Fairfax City, officially The City of Fairfax, is an independent city centrally located in Northern Virginia within the separate political entity Fairfax County.  Fairfax City is run by its elected six member city council.

Upcoming Elections

June 11, 2019 Commonwealth Primary 

Offices on the ballot:  Virginia Senate 34th District, Virginia House of Delegates 37th District, Fairfax City and County Commonwealth's Attorney, Fairfax City and County Sheriff

November 5, 2019 Commonwealth General Election

Offices on the ballot:  Virginia Senate 34th District (Four year term), Virginia House of Delegates 37th District ( two year term), Fairfax City and County Commonwealth's Attorney (four year term), Fairfax City and County Sheriff (Four year term)

General Information

Web Pagesfairfaxva.gov/government/general-registrar (Note: Much of the content in this post is from the Fairfax City website)
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays
Address: City of Fairfax Office of Elections
10455 Armstrong Street Fairfax, Virginia 22030

Director of Elections & General Registrar:  Brenda F. Cabrera
Email: registrar@fairfaxva.gov Phone Number: 703-385-7890 Fax: 703.591.8364
Electoral Board 

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Fairfax City Mayor and Council

The City of Fairfax has a council/manager form of government. The mayor and six councilmembers are elected every two years on an at-large, non-partisan basis. The current term expires 6/30/2020.

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Email: Mayor&Council@fairfaxva.gov
Phone:  703.385.7850 ( City Manager’s Office)
Council meetings address: City Hall
10455 Armstrong St.
Fairfax, VA 22030

 

Mayor David L. Meyer

Mayor, Fairfax City, VA
Former Councilmember, Fairfax City, VA (2008-17)

Web: Fairfax City web page  David Meyer for Mayor website  Facebook page 

Email:  David.Meyer@fairfax.gov
Phone:   (703) 385-7850 (ofc)
Address:  10455 Armstrong St.
Fairfax, VA 22030   

Michael J. DeMarco

Councilmember, Fairfax City, VA
Manager, Global Customer Service Support of ExxonMobil’s Fuels, Lubricants and Specialties Business

Michael J. DeMarco is serving his third term on City Council.

DeMarco serves on the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Metropolitan Air Quality Committee and Aviation Policy Committee; the Virginia Municipal League Community and Economic Development Committee; and the Potomac Watershed Roundtable, among others.

He previously served as chair of the City of Fairfax Economic Development Authority.

Janice B. Miller

Councilmember, Fairfax City, VA
Travel consultant, The Travel Gals

Janice B. Miller is serving her fourth term on City Council.

Miller served her first term on City Council from 1992-94, and was elected for her second term in 2014.

Miller serves on numerous regional boards, including the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Human Services & Public Safety Policy Committee and the Virginia Municipal League Human Development and Education Committee.

 

Jon R. Stehle, Jr.

Councilmember, Fairfax City, VA
Senior Analyst, U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO)

Jon R. Stehle, Jr., is serving his first term on City Council.

Stehle, a city resident since 2007, has chaired the city’s Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. He also served on the Green Acres Feasibility Study Committee and City of Fairfax Branding Advisory Committee.

The Oxford Row resident, who served as president of the Oxford Row Civic Association, is a strategic performance management lead with a federally funded research and development center. As a senior analyst with the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), he received a GAO Meritorious Service Award in 2013.

Jennifer Passey

Jennifer Passey has served on the Fairfax City Council for one term.  She also served on the City’s Planning Commission and Parks and Recreation Advisory Board and continues to be an active member of the community.

"It has been an honor to represent you the past seven months as one of your City of Fairfax Councilmembers. I am energized by what the current Council has been doing since I was elected last September. I look forward to the coming years with excitement as our community continues to come together to do great things." From Jennifer Passey website.

Steve Stombres

Former Mayor and Councilmember, Fairfax VA
Partner, Harbinger Strategies

Mr. Stombres was elected to the Fairfax City Council in 2008 and retired from the City Council in 2014 after three terms in office. Mr. Stombres graduated in 1993 from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and holds a B.A. in History. He and his wife Kristen, and their children Katherine, Elaine, and James currently reside in Fairfax, Virginia

John Mason

Mayor (1990-2002), City of Fairfax, Fairfax, VA
Former President & CEO,
 Workhouse Arts Center

Managed SAIC division and operation. Focused on regional transportation policy analysis, primarily in support of the Federal Highway Administration.

While Mayor, the City of Fairfax implemented a trolley car system between downtown Fairfax and Mason when there were only 6,000 students.  Ridership was insufficient to continue it.

Fairfax City GovernmentFairfax City Government

Fairfax City, officially The City of Fairfax, is an independent city centrally located in Northern Virginia within the separate political entity Fairfax County.  Fairfax City is run by its elected six member city council.

Upcoming Elections

June 11, 2019 Commonwealth Primary 

Offices on the ballot:  Virginia Senate 34th District, Virginia House of Delegates 37th District, Fairfax City and County Commonwealth's Attorney, Fairfax City and County Sheriff

November 5, 2019 Commonwealth General Election

Offices on the ballot:  Virginia Senate 34th District (Four year term), Virginia House of Delegates 37th District ( two year term), Fairfax City and County Commonwealth's Attorney (four year term), Fairfax City and County Sheriff (Four year term)

General Information

Web Pagesfairfaxva.gov/government/general-registrar (Note: Much of the content in this post is from the Fairfax City website)
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays
Address: City of Fairfax Office of Elections
10455 Armstrong Street Fairfax, Virginia 22030

Director of Elections & General Registrar:  Brenda F. Cabrera
Email: registrar@fairfaxva.gov Phone Number: 703-385-7890 Fax: 703.591.8364
Electoral Board 

City Home Page: fairfaxva.gov/home  City News  City Calendar
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Summary

Upcoming Elections

June 11, 2019 Commonwealth Primary 

Offices on the ballot:  Virginia Senate 34th District, Virginia House of Delegates 37th District, Fairfax City and County Commonwealth’s Attorney, Fairfax City and County Sheriff

November 5, 2019 Commonwealth General Election

Offices on the ballot:  Virginia Senate 34th District (Four year term), Virginia House of Delegates 37th District ( two year term), Fairfax City and County Commonwealth’s Attorney (four year term), Fairfax City and County Sheriff (Four year term)

General Information

Web Pagesfairfaxva.gov/government/general-registrar (Note: Much of the content in this post is from the Fairfax City website)
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays
Address: City of Fairfax Office of Elections
10455 Armstrong Street Fairfax, Virginia 22030

Director of Elections & General Registrar:  Brenda F. Cabrera
Email: registrar@fairfaxva.gov Phone Number: 703-385-7890 Fax: 703.591.8364
Electoral Board 

City Home Page: fairfaxva.gov/home  City News  City Calendar
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About

The city is 17 miles west of Washington, D.C. The city is part of the Washington Metropolitan Statistical Area as well as a part of Northern Virginia.

The City of Fairfax Charter requires the City Council to appoint a City Manager who is the executive officer of the city government. The City Manager is selected to serve the city for an indefinite term and is selected solely on the basis of executive and administrative qualifications and experience.

The city is part of the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area as well as a part of Northern Virginia.

The Washington Metro’s Orange Line serves Fairfax through its Vienna station, which is a mile northwest of the city limits. CUE Bus and Metrobus operate in Fairfax. Virginia Railway Express’s Burke Centre stationis situated three miles southeast of the city’s boundaries. Virginia’s largest public educational institution with 33,917 students in 2013 is George Mason University, which is located in unincorporated Fairfax County, along the city’s southern border.

Nestled in the suburban expanse of the Washington DC metro region, the City of Fairfax, Virginia, with its hallmark landscaped and leafy street medians, is an oasis, unique and brimming with vitality that recently has been recognized by Forbes as one of the top three places to live in the nation.

It was, and still is, at the crossroads of Northern Virginia. It’s just 20 minutes from Washington, DC, with an attractive blend of commercial, office, retail and residential properties. It combines the charm of a small town with the opportunities of a thriving urban area.

Our residents aren’t surprised with the city’s many top rankings on “quality-of-life” lists.  It simply comes with the territory for this small city of 24,000 known for its superior “small town” community feel situated in a world-class metropolitan region.

Whether being recognized for receiving the nationally prestigious gold medal for our parks and recreation programs, achieving the coveted AAA bond rating for our financial strengths, or placing 12th among all jurisdictions nationally for the percentage of city occupations in the “creative class,” the city has a reputation for achievement, as well as a place of enjoyment and fun for its residents.

Our city is widely known for outstanding cultural amenities.  Every year the city sponsors world-class events such as Fall for the Book, Spotlight on the Arts, and a fun two-day Chocolate Lovers Festival. This is in addition to our three annual flagship events: the day-long Independence Day celebration, long recognized as having the best parade and most colorful fireworks in the area; our brilliant October Fall Festival where our closed-off downtown streets are clogged with hundreds of renown craft merchants and thousands of visitors; and our Holiday Craft Show that fills our high school with amazing handcrafted wares that bring shoppers from surrounding states.

Perhaps the most important area of all, the city is rightfully proud of its support for the educational opportunities afforded its children.   Fairfax High School recently received US News and World Report’s Gold Award, its highest recognition, for placing in the top 250 out of more than 22,000 schools nationally.  Broad-based community support for schools is evidenced by a recent passage of a General Obligation bond referendum by more than 80 percent of those at the polls. Acclaimed George Mason University sits on the city’s southern border and enjoys an excellent town-gown relationship with the city. The university provides the community with world-class thinkers, musical and cultural events, nationally recognized sports teams and Olympic athletes.

The City of Fairfax:  a sense of place, a sense of history, a sense of belonging.  Check out everything the City of Fairfax has to offer!

Election News & Events

Candidate Forum Wednesday, April 11, 2018
  Where: Stacy C Sherwood Community Center
3740 Old Lee HighwayFairfax, VA, 22030

Meet Fairfax City Council Candidates
Four incumbents, four challengers vie in May 1 election
Fairfax Connection, April, 22, 2018

How to Vote

On Election Day

  1. Voters show a valid form of photo ID and provide their name and current address to an Election Officer.
  2. The Election Officer verifies the photo ID is valid, repeats the voter’s name and address out loud, checks the voter’s name off the poll book & gives the voter a voting permit.
  3. The voter proceeds to the ballot table, gives the voting permit to the Ballot Officer in exchange for a paper ballot.
  4. The voter will mark their paper ballot in the privacy booth with the pen provided.
  5. The voter proceeds to the scanner (OVO) & inserts the ballot.
  6. Voter receives an “I Voted” sticker & the process is complete.

What Identification Do I need?

How do I find my polling place?

What voting equipment will I use?

The City of Fairfax uses Unisyn OpenElect voting systems.  Unisyn OpenElect voting systems were selected as the most accurate and durable paper based voting system available in Virginia.

On Election Day every precinct will be equipped with an OpenElect Voting Optical scanning and tabulating voting device (OVO).  For voters with vision challenges and other disabilities, each precinct will also have an OpenElect Voting Interface ballot marking device (OVI)  to assist voters to vote independently and privately.

OVO PictureOVI Picture

Scanning Machine (OVO)   ADA Ballot Marking Device (OVI)

What if I cannot go to my polling place on Election Day?

 In-person and by-mail absentee voting is available to anyone who can not be in there polling place on Election Day. Find out more about Absentee Voting.

Voter ID Requirements

Virginia Requires Photo ID to Vote

Virginia law requires all voters to provide an acceptable form of photo identification (photo ID) at the polls. Voters arriving to the polls without photo ID will be required to vote a provisional ballot and will have until noon on the Friday after the election to deliver a copy of identification to their locality’s electoral board in order for their provisional ballot to be counted. Please see below in “Provisional Ballot Process for Voters Without Identification” for more information on how the provisional ballot process will work for those arriving to the polls without ID.

Virginia’s photo ID requirements also apply to absentee voters who vote in-person in all elections.
Acceptable forms of identification for in-person voting include the following:

  • Valid Virginia Driver’s License or Identification Card
  • Valid Virginia DMV issued Veteran’s ID card
  • Valid United States Passport
  • Valid Employee photo identification card
  • Other government-issued photo identification cards (must be issued by US Government, the Commonwealth of Virginia, or a political subdivision of the Commonwealth
  • Valid college or university student photo identification card (must be from an institution of higher education located in Virginia
  • Employee identification card containing a photograph of the voter and issued by an employer of the voter in the ordinary course of the employer’s business
  • Virginia Voter Photo ID Card obtained through any Virginia General Registrar’s Office
  • Valid public or private high school photo ID

A voter who does not bring an acceptable photo ID to the polls will be offered a provisional ballot. 

Don’t have one of these forms of ID?

Any registered voter who does not possess one of the above mentioned forms of photo ID, may apply for a free Virginia Voter Photo Identification from any General Registrar’s Office in the Commonwealth. Voters applying for the Virginia Voter Photo ID Card will have to complete the Virginia Voter Photo Identification Card Application, have their picture taken, and sign the digital signature pad. Once the application is processed, the card will be mailed directly to the voter.

Provisional Ballot Process for Voters Without Identification

A voter who arrives at the polling place without an acceptable form of photo identification will be given the opportunity to vote a provisional ballot. After completing the provisional ballot, the individual voting will be given written instructions from the election officials on how to submit a copy of his/her identification so that his/her vote can be counted.

A voter will have until noon on the Friday following the election to deliver a copy of the identification to the local electoral board. Voters may submit a copy of their ID via fax, email, in-person submission, or through USPS or commercial delivery service. Please note that the copy of the ID must be delivered to the electoral board by noon on Friday, or the provisional ballot cannot be counted. A Friday postmark will not be sufficient if the copy of the ID is not delivered to the electoral board by noon on Friday.

The written notice given to the voter will provide the necessary information, including email, fax, and address of where the ID should be delivered.

Also by noon on Friday following the election, the voter may appear in-person in the Office of the General Registrar, in the locality in which the provisional ballot was cast, and apply for a Virginia Voter Photo ID Card. At the completion of the application process, the voter may request a Temporary Identification Document. This document may be provided to the electoral board to suffice the identification requirement.

The written notice given to the voter will provide the necessary information, including email, fax, and address of where the ID should be delivered.

Special Federal ID Requirements for Certain First Time Voters

For persons who registered to vote in Virginia by mail, federal law requires them to show identification (ID) when voting absentee by mail for the first time in a Federal Election if they did not send a copy of an acceptable ID with their voter registration applications.

For more information on Photo ID, visit the Department of Elections Website  or call 1-800-552-9745.

City Polling Locations

Where is the polling place for my neighborhood?

City of Fairfax Polling Place Information

The polls in the Commonwealth of Virginia are open every Election Day from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Voters will not be admitted to the polls after 7:00 p.m. Registered voters waiting in line to vote at 7:00 p.m. will be allowed to vote.

All polling places in the City of Fairfax are accessible to the handicapped. By law, registered voters arriving at the polls to vote who are 65 or older, or disabled, may request that a ballot be brought outside to them (“curbside” or “Outside the Polls” voting.) The voter must be within 150 feet of the polling place entrance. Voters wishing to vote curbside are encouraged to call 703-385-7890 before going to their polling place. This will facilitate the curbside voting experience.

Virginia Law requires each voter to display identification before voting.
Voters are encouraged to leave ample time for voting, especially during peak travel hours.

Map and Precinct Locations – Printer Friendly
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Precinct One

  • Fairfax Presbyterian Church 10723 Main Street

Precinct Two

  • Stacy C. Sherwood Community Center 3740 Old Lee Highway

Precinct Three

  • Daniels Run School 3705 Old Lee Highway

Precinct Four

  • Fairfax City Hall Annex,  10455 Armstrong Street, Work Session Room #111

Precinct Five

  • Fairfax High School 3501 Rebel Run

Precinct Six

  • Christ Lutheran Church 3810 Meredith Drive

City Elections

The City of Fairfax has a council/manager form of government. The mayor and six councilmembers are elected every two years on an at-large, non-partisan basis. The current term expires 6/30/2018. The governing body does not have offices in the City Hall, but can be reached through the City Manager’s Office at 703.385.7850. The current mayor and councilmembers are listed below.

Elections Calendar

2018 Election Schedule

May 1, 2018 City of Fairfax General Election (2 year term)

  • Offices on the ballot:  Mayor, City Council, School Board

June 12, 2018 Commonwealth Primary (if called)

  • Offices on the ballot:  U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives (11 District)

November 6, 2018 Commonwealth General Election

  • Offices on the ballot:  U.S. Senate (six year term), U.S. House of Representatives (two year term)

2019 Election Schedule

June 11, 2019 Commonwealth Primary (if called)

  • Offices on the ballot:  Virginia Senate 34th District, Virginia House of Delegates 37th District, Fairfax City and County Commonwealth’s Attorney, Fairfax City and County Sheriff

November 5, 2019 Commonwealth General Election

  • Offices on the ballot:  Virginia Senate 34th District (Four year term), Virginia House of Delegates 37th District ( two year term), Fairfax City and County Commonwealth’s Attorney (four year term), Fairfax City and County Sheriff (Four year term)

Voter Registration

Eligibility

 Register

 Update

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Citizen Portal 

You may submit an application for voter registration or update your current registration at any time. Be mindful that registration is closed during the 21 days before any general or primary election, six days before a special election for statewide office and 13 days before other special elections.  If you are already registered to vote at your current address and have not moved, your registration is still valid and you do not need to take any action.

What are the qualifications to register to vote?

  • Citizen of the United States
  • Resident of Virginia
  • At least 18 years old at the time of the next General Election
  • Have had your rights restored if convicted of a felony or judged mentally incapacitated

How do I register to vote?

  • Register or update your registration quickly and easily Online. If you do not have a DMV record, you will be prompted to print, sign and mail your Voter Registration Application
  • Complete a Virginia Voter Registration Application and mail it to the address below

What if I have moved or changed my name?

You are required to keep your registration up-to-date with your current name and residence address. A failure to do so may prevent you from voting or cause a delay in voting on Election Day.

  • Update your name or address online here
  • Complete a Virginia Voter Registration Application and mail it to the address below
  • Complete the change of address form on the back of your voter registration card
  • Military and Overseas Voters please click here

How do I cancel my voter registration?

If you no longer live in Virginia, or wish to cancel your Virginia voter registration, please complete, sign and submit a Request To Cancel form. You may mail, fax, or scan and email your completed form to the address below. 

Voter registration applications are also available at:

  • Public Libraries
  • Post Office
  • Department of Motor Vehicles

Absentee Voting

By Mail

 In Person

  Upcoming Elections

 Citizen Portal 

Voters who are unable to vote at their polling place on Election Day may absentee vote in person or by mail. You may apply for a by-mail ballot up to 12 months prior to the election in which you wish to vote. You must complete an application and provide one of the eligible reasons why you are unable to vote in your precinct. For a full list of eligible reasons and complete information regarding eligibility for absentee voting, please visit the Virginia Department of Elections website hereIn Virginia, ALL absentee ballots are counted on Election Day.

If, instead of returning your voted ballot, you decide to go to the polls on Election Day, you must take you ballot with you or you will be required to vote a provisional ballot.

By Mail

How can I get a ballot mailed to me?

  • You may apply online using your DMV customer number or,
  • Complete, sign, and mail, fax, or email an Absentee Ballot Application Form
  • The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot to be mailed to you is 5 p.m., 7 days before any election

How do I return my  Ballot?

  • Ballots may be mailed to the address listed below
  • Ballots may be hand delivered only by the voter to the address listed below.
  • Ballots must be received before the polls close on Election Day at 7 p.m. in order to be counted

Where is my Ballot?

Annual Application

If you have an on going illness or disability that prevents you from voting at you polling location, you may apply for an absentee application once per year instead of before each election.

  • Download the Annual Application
  • Complete the application following the instructions carefully
  • Sign the application
  • If this is your first annual application, you must also have a medical professional or religious practitioner sign the form
  • Complete, sign, and mail, fax, or email the application
  • Please contact our office at the number below for assistance in completing the application

In Person

  • In person absentee voting begins 45 days prior to most elections
  • Normal business hours are M-F 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday hours are available two Saturdays before any November General Election and one Saturday before any Primary, Special or City General Election
  • The final day to absentee vote in person is the final Saturday before the election
  • Saturday hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • In person absentee voting takes place at the address listed below
  • You will be required to show photo ID in order to vote

Please follow this link if you are Military and/or Overseas

How to Run for Office

Candidate Information

Qualifications to be a candidate are:

  • A resident of the Commonwealth for one year immediately preceding the election.
  • A resident of the City of Fairfax for one year prior to the date of the Election.
  • Qualified to vote for and hold the office for which one offers to stand for election.
  • Comply with all the filing requirements. The deadline to file is the First Tuesday in March prior to the May elections. The deadline is the second Tuesday in June for November elections.

Prospective Candidates may order OR download a Candidate Information Bulletin and candidate qualification forms directly from the Virginia Department of Elections (ELECT) by calling 1-800-552-9745.

This bulletin provides:

  • Filing forms and deadlines.
  • Legal requirements and penalties for failure to comply.
  • Information on other required forms (especially campaign financial filings).
  • Answers to frequently asked questions about elections and candidates.

After reading the Candidates Bulletin, feel free to contact the General Registrar’s office for further explanation and any questions.

City of Fairfax Temporary Sign Permit for political signs must be obtained from the City’s Zoning Office before placing any signs in the City.

For more information

Go to Fairfax City website

Mayor 

David L. Meyer

A city resident since 1981, he has actively supported the Appalachia Service Project and the Fairfax Police Youth Club. He is a member of Fairfax United Methodist Church.  Meyer also is a Trustee of Randolph-Macon College.

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Former Mayors

Steve Stombres
Former Mayor and Councilmember, Fairfax VA
Partner, Harbinger Strategies

John Mason
Mayor (1990-2002), City of Fairfax, Fairfax, VA
Former President & CEO, Workhouse Arts Center

City Council

Councilmember Michael J. DeMarco

Michael J. DeMarco is serving his fourth term on City Council.

DeMarco serves on the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Metropolitan Air Quality Committee and Aviation Policy Committee; the Virginia Municipal League Community and Economic Development Committee; and the Potomac Watershed Roundtable, among others.

He previously served as chair of the City of Fairfax Economic Development Authority.

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Councilmember Janice B. Miller

Janice B. Miller is serving her fourth term on City Council.

Miller served her first term on City Council from 1992-94, and was elected for her second term in 2014.

Miller serves on numerous regional boards, including the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Human Services & Public Safety Policy Committee and the Virginia Municipal League Human Development and Education Committee.

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Councilmember Jon R. Stehle, Jr.

Jon R. Stehle, Jr., is serving his second term on City Council.

Stehle, a city resident since 2007, has chaired the city’s Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. He also served on the Green Acres Feasibility Study Committee and City of Fairfax Branding Advisory Committee.

The Oxford Row resident, who served as president of the Oxford Row Civic Association, is a strategic performance management lead with a federally funded research and development center. As a senior analyst with the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), he received a GAO Meritorious Service Award in 2013.

Profile

Jennifer Passey

Jennifer Passey has served on the Fairfax City Council for one term.  She also served on the City’s Planning Commission and Parks and Recreation Advisory Board and continues to be an active member of the community.

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School Board

Jon Buttram

Carolyn Pitches

Bob Reinsel

Toby Sorensen

Mitch Sutterfield

Commissioner of the Revenue

The Commissioner of the Revenue Office is headed by Page Johnson. The Commissioner of the Revenue is one of five Commonwealth of Virginia Constitutional Officers. The others are Clerk of the Court, Commonwealth’s Attorney, Treasurer and Sheriff. The position was originally created in 1786. However, the modern Commissioner of the Revenue position was created in 1869 when the Virginia Constitution was rewritten and Virginia was readmitted to the Union following the Civil War.

The Commissioner of the Revenue is the chief tax assessing officer for the local government. Commissioners of the Revenue serve a four year term at the pleasure of the voters. Two Constitutional Officers, the Commissioner of the Revenue and the Treasurer directly represent the citizens of the City of Fairfax. City of Fairfax residents are also served by the Fairfax County Clerk of the Court, Commonwealth’s Attorney, and Sheriff, of under a contract agreement.

Page Johnson is serving his fifth term as the City of Fairfax Commissioner of the Revenue, one of five Commonwealth of Virginia Constitutional Officers representing the citizens of Fairfax). As Commissioner, Johnson is the Chief Assessing Officer of the City of Fairfax. He is the Chairman of the Northern Virginia Cigarette Tax Board; a member of the board of Historic Fairfax City, Inc., and editor of their newsletter – the Fare Facs Gazette;  past-President of the Commissioner of Revenue Association of Virginia; past president of the Fairfax Noonday Optimist Club; a former member (and secretary) of the Board of Visitors of George Mason University; past president of the Historical Society of Fairfax County. He is the author of Off to War: The Virginia Volunteers in the War with Mexico (2002), and Brothers and Cousins:  Confederate Soldiers and Sailors of Fairfax County, Virginia (1995).  Johnson is a lifelong resident of the City of Fairfax and a graduate of George Mason University (B.S, Finance). He is a fifth generation native of Fairfax, eleventh generation Virginian, and a direct lineal descendant of two signers of the Declaration of Independence – Governor Thomas Nelson, Jr. and Carter Braxton.  He resides in the Orchard Knolls neighborhood with his wife, Susan. They have two grown sons.

Send Commissioner of the Revenue Johnson your Comments/Feedback

Treasurer

The Treasurer’s Office headed by Tom Scibilia, who is elected by City residents, collects revenues, disburses monies, and is the custodian of City funds.

Send Tom Scibilia your Comments/Feedback 

Shared City/County Officials

Clerk of the Circuit Court

City voters elect the Clerk of the Circuit Court, one of the constitutional officers created by the Commonwealth’s constitution. The Clerk of the Circuit Court, who is elected to an 8-year term, is the official custodian of all court records and documents for both the city and Fairfax County.

The Clerk’s office is located on the third floor of the Jennings Building, 4110 Chain Bridge Road; 703.246.2770.

Commonwealth Attorney

As the chief law enforcement officer in the city and in Fairfax County, the Commonwealth’s Attorney prosecutes criminal cases, including all felonies occurring in the city. Residents of the city and Fairfax County elect the Commonwealth’s Attorney to a 4-year term.The principal focus of this office is major crimes, and the office works closely with the City of Fairfax Police Department.

Offices of the Commonwealth’s Attorney are located in the Fairfax County Judicial Center, 4110 Chain Bridge Road, Suite 123; 703.246.2776.

Sheriff 

The city shares a sheriff with Fairfax County and other local communities. The sheriff is an elected official who has criminal and civil jurisdiction in the city and surrounding jurisdictions. The sheriff, elected to a 4-year term, is responsible for securing the city’s General District Court, County Adult Detention Center and County Pre-Release Center, serving civil processes, and security of the Judicial Center and various county courts.

The Sheriff’s Office has more than 400 uniformed deputies and civilian employees. The office is located in the Judicial Center at 4110 Chain Bridge Road; 703.246.3227.

Visit the Elected Officials page for more information.

Candidates for City/County Offices

November 5, 2019 Commonwealth General Election

Offices on the ballot:  Fairfax City and County Commonwealth’s Attorney (four year term), Fairfax City and County Sheriff (Four year term)

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Fairfax City Mayor and Council 3Fairfax City Mayor and Council

The City of Fairfax has a council/manager form of government. The mayor and six councilmembers are elected every two years on an at-large, non-partisan basis. The current term expires 6/30/2020.

Web: City web page   Facebook  Twitter: @CityofFairfaxVA  YouTube  RSS Feeds

Email: Mayor&Council@fairfaxva.gov
Phone:  703.385.7850 ( City Manager’s Office)
Council meetings address: City Hall
10455 Armstrong St.
Fairfax, VA 22030

 

Summary

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Email: Mayor&Council@fairfaxva.gov
Phone:  703.385.7850 ( City Manager’s Office)
Council meetings address: City Hall
10455 Armstrong St.
Fairfax, VA 22030

 

About

The City Council typically meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month for regular meetings for public hearings and action items and to allow for public comment.  Council meetings begin at 7 p.m. and are held in Council Chambers located in Room 100 of the City Hall Annex, 10455 Armstrong Street.

The City Council conducts no meetings during the month of August and additional meetings may be called as necessary.

Mayor David L. Meyer

A city resident since 1981, he has actively supported the Appalachia Service Project and the Fairfax Police Youth Club. He is a member of Fairfax United Methodist Church.  Meyer also is a Trustee of Randolph-Macon College.

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Councilmember Michael J. DeMarco

Michael J. DeMarco is serving his third term on City Council.

DeMarco serves on the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Metropolitan Air Quality Committee and Aviation Policy Committee; the Virginia Municipal League Community and Economic Development Committee; and the Potomac Watershed Roundtable, among others.

He previously served as chair of the City of Fairfax Economic Development Authority.

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Councilmember Janice B. Miller

Janice B. Miller is serving her third term on City Council.

Miller served her first term on City Council from 1992-94, and was elected for her second term in 2014.

Miller serves on numerous regional boards, including the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Human Services & Public Safety Policy Committee and the Virginia Municipal League Human Development and Education Committee.

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Councilmember Jon R. Stehle, Jr.

Jon R. Stehle, Jr., is serving his first term on City Council.

Stehle, a city resident since 2007, has chaired the city’s Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. He also served on the Green Acres Feasibility Study Committee and City of Fairfax Branding Advisory Committee.

The Oxford Row resident, who served as president of the Oxford Row Civic Association, is a strategic performance management lead with a federally funded research and development center. As a senior analyst with the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), he received a GAO Meritorious Service Award in 2013.

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Jennifer Passey

Jennifer Passey has served on the Fairfax City Council for one term.  She also served on the City’s Planning Commission and Parks and Recreation Advisory Board and continues to be an active member of the community.

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Mayor David L. MeyerMayor David L. Meyer

Mayor, Fairfax City, VA
Former Councilmember, Fairfax City, VA (2008-17)

Web: Fairfax City web page  David Meyer for Mayor website  Facebook page 

Email:  David.Meyer@fairfax.gov
Phone:   (703) 385-7850 (ofc)
Address:  10455 Armstrong St.
Fairfax, VA 22030   

Summary

Web: Fairfax City web page  David Meyer for Mayor website  Facebook page 

Email:  David.Meyer@fairfax.gov
Phone:   (703) 385-7850 (ofc)
Address:  10455 Armstrong St.
Fairfax, VA 22030   

Biosketch

David L. Meyer is serving his first term as Mayor.

Meyer served five terms on the City Council (2008-17). As a Councilmember, Meyer served on the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG), as well as on the MWCOG Transportation Planning Board.

Meyer has served on the board of directors of Historic Fairfax City, Inc. and is a co-author of the book Fairfax, Virginia: A City Traveling Through Time. He was a member of the Livable City Task Force and the City of Fairfax Bicentennial Committee, and he served as president of the Old Lee Hills Civic Association. He was on the design committee for Daniels Run Elementary School and served as president of the Fairfax High School PTSA.

A city resident since 1981, he is an Assistant Scoutmaster and Eagle Advisor for Troop 187 at Fairfax United Methodist Church, where he is also an active member.   He has supported and participated in service mission teams for the Appalachia Service Project.  Meyer has also served as a Trustee of Randolph-Macon College.

Meyer retired in 2016 from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, where he was a career member of the Senior Executive Service and was awarded the commission’s Meritorious Service Award.   He earned a B.A. in political science from Randolph-Macon College and an M.P.A. from American University.   Meyer also attended the Federal Executive Institute in Charlottesville and the Executive Education Program at the Kennedy School of Government in Boston.

He and his wife Cindy have two children.

Vision for Fairfax City

Response to Fairfax City Citizens for Smarter Growth Feb. 2017

1) As Mayor you will be required to provide leadership to a relatively small City in the heart of a rapidly developing Fairfax County. 
● What is your vision for the City over the next 20 years? 
● What are the five most important things that need to be accomplished by the City in the next 10 years?
● What are the three most important things you would aim to accomplish during the next two years?

My vision for our City for the next 20 years is to have our City as a 21st century community that preserves the best of our traditions while ensuring Fairfax remains a superior city, both regionally and globally. I envision our City where a forward-focused sense of place is created and sustained, where people are connected to the world, and a place where residents can work, learn, and live together in a safe, healthy and productive environment. Over the next 20 years, our region’s population is expected to grow substantially. While our City is “fully developed,” the City can expect an increase in our population primarily because of the turnover in existing neighborhoods, as well as a modest increase in the number of housing units. As Mayor, I will lead our citizens and Council to ensure that we invest in maintaining our first-rate infrastructure to ensure we meet the needs of citizens, now and in the future, and so we can compete as a community both regionally and globally.

Over the next decade, our City must first complete its 2030 Comprehensive Plan and then consistently execute this plan to ensure that we maximize private capital investment to create the most optimal outcomes for the City as a whole. Secondly, we must focus on redeveloping the 3 nodes along Fairfax Blvd consistent with the Fairfax Blvd Master Plan. Third, we must complete our Multimodal Transportation Plan and ensure this plan becomes a seamless part of our 2030 Comprehensive Plan. Specific components of this plan must be implemented based on the principles of the Comp Plan, including Complete Streets, resulting in greater investment in and expansion of our trails system, bicycling designs, and walkable neighborhoods. Fourth, we will need to make significant investments in our school facilities, recognizing that our renovated buildings will be in the age range of 20-30 years old. We cannot afford to delay these upgrades, as delays will only result in even greater costs. Lastly, we need to increase the diversity of housing options for our population. The vast majority of our City’s housing was built between 1955-1975, and the needs and expectations for housing in this century are rapidly changing from 50-60 years ago. Upgrading our existing housing, through programs such as the Renaissance Housing Corporation, will help ensure that our City remains an attractive place for people to live. Additionally, the variation in housing needs by our population has increased significantly over the last three decades, and we need intentional investment in senior housing, affordable housing, assisted-living and accessible housing.

In the next two years, as Mayor, I will do all I can to help jump start the already-approved construction of Scout at the Circle and the Novus project at Kamp Washington. I will lead the Council in completing our 2030 Comp Plan and our first Multimodal Transportation Plan. I will ask the Council to initiate a national search for a top-flight firm to help design an overall plan for the redevelopment of Northfax. Additionally, as noted in Response 6 below, I will lead our citizens and Council to focus on the future housing needs of our City and develop specific plans and timetables for implementing these new initiatives.

2) Property tax revenues comprise over 47% of General Fund revenues (FY2017 Budget, General Fund Revenue Overview, C-8). The cost of providing quality education currently comprises 40% of our General Fund expenditures (FY2017 Budget, Budget Summary, B-10). An increased commercial tax base is necessary to relieve the burden on residential property taxes to maintain our excellence in education, and fund the quality services and parks system that the City is known for, as well as maintenance of our streets, pipes and other infrastructure. How do you propose to expand our commercial tax base?

The City’s commercial tax base must be expanded and redeveloped through high-quality new development. The City has already approved two major redevelopment projects in the City, the Novus development in Kamp Washington, and the Scout at the Circle project. These two projects will be high-quality construction and will incorporate design features consistent with smart growth principles. These two projects will expand the City’s tax base by $150 million, with both commercial and residential components.

The anticipated redevelopment of Northfax on 40+ acres of land on both the east and west sides of Chain Bridge Road offer the opportunity for significant investment in those existing commercial properties. The Northfax site is a key node incorporated in the Fairfax Blvd Master Plan and should be redeveloped comprehensively with a cohesive overall plan for the site.

3) The City has several retail and commercial areas that would benefit from redevelopment. These include Northfax, the Courthouse shopping center, the area between University Drive and 123 south of Sager, and Kamp Washington. What is your vision for redeveloping these areas?

Northfax – The 40+ acres on both the east and west sides of Chain Bridge Road offer the most significant opportunity for a comprehensive redevelopment of a commercial center in the City. I believe Northfax should be developed consistent with the principles of the Fairfax Blvd Master Plan, and should include a walkable “pedestrian village” that contains high-quality residential units, innovative commercial spaces (e-lofts, grocery, retail, and restaurants), creative and strategically designed public spaces, and a street grid that supports public transportation. If elected Mayor, I will lead the Council to search and select a superior design firm of with a national reputation to help the Council, our citizens, and property owners to develop a design plan for the entire site on which consensus can be reached. My goal for the selection of a design firm is no later than September 30, 2017.
Courthouse Plaza Shopping Center – I continue to advocate razing the entire existing shopping center building that includes the Safeway and CVS, as well as the former McDonalds and the former Joe’s Pizza buildings. I strongly believe that the adjacent brick office buildings to the immediate south of the site on University Drive between the shopping center parking lot and the library also be razed. I propose that Whitehead Street between Chain Bridge Road and University Drive be extended to intersect with Old Lee Highway and that a walkable pedestrian grid be developed internally for the site. The internal site would be supported by a multi-tiered parking facility, and would include a new grocery store and pharmacy, as well as retail on the first level. Also on the ground level could be several entertainment venues, including perhaps a multi-screen theater, a draft house, a micro-brewery, and a multi-use live performance space for music and theater/playhouse. The upper levels ought to include high-quality residential units in sufficient quantity to ensure the site’s economic viability.

Area between west side of University Drive and Chain Bridge Road (south of Sager) – This area is currently underutilized and much of it covered with impervious surface. I believe a comprehensive approach to all these parcels will result in a more optimal use of this area. I do not support the proposal submitted by Paradigm for the Davies property. This property should be developed with a density and design consistent with existing adjacent residential neighborhoods. The balance of the area moving north to Sager should also include open green space in an adequate amount and at one or more locations to mitigate existing stormwater runoff and create areas for urban respite. For the area closer to Sager, the City may want to consider multi-family units with an ownership component, as well as some restaurant/commercial on street level.

Kamp Washington – A high priority must be initiating construction of the approved Novus project on the Britt property. I believe the Novus project can be a catalyst for high-quality redevelopment of other sites to the west of Novus, as well as the commercial center to the east of the historic Jermantown cemetery.

) The City is in the midst of updating its comprehensive plan, including a major update of its transportation plan. The Mayor and City Council also agreed on a set of goals in transportation, redevelopment and other areas for 2016-18. A good plan is tracked over time, to ensure it is being implemented and guides major City decisions and investments. What is your perspective on how we improve our plans and their implementation to enable the City to advance our goals?

A best practice in urban design and planning ensures that transportation of people, goods, and services is central to community development. As the City of Fairfax rewrites its Comprehensive Plan, the City’s Multimodal Plan currently under development must be a central driver for how the Comp Plan addresses the redevelopment of commercial centers, new housing initiatives, and associated transportation needs. This integrated planning can contribute significantly to limiting or even eliminating traffic congestion in these centers and in adjacent residential neighborhoods. Including creative and bold transportation design concepts consistently and continually throughout succeeding generations of Comp Plans will result in far greater connectivity of commercial and residential areas whose original design and purpose is increasingly disconnected from what we not only want, but from what we need.

5) Complete Streets is a transportation design practice that aims to enable safe access for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and transit riders of all ages and abilities. Do you support a Complete Streets approach to new road projects and road improvement projects? Why, or why not?

I am a strong advocate for adopting and including the principles of “Complete Streets” in our Multimodal Transportation Plan and specific projects for new roads and road improvement projects in the City. When reconfiguring our streets, especially in particular key arteries, we need to ensure space is allocated and design features included for all forms of transportation, including pedestrians, bicyclists, bus riders, as well as mopeds, motorcycles, and automobiles. Our reconstruction of key roadways, such as Old Lee Highway, should consider and reflect both current and future uses of these right-of-ways with creative design features that can accommodate possibly unforeseen transportation needs and technologies decades in the future.

6) The City must continue to address meeting the housing needs of a diverse population. People working in and around the City have a wide range of household incomes, and there is a corresponding need for a wide range of housing options. How can we address this?

The issue of “housing” is as varied as the housing needs we face. Recognizing this, if elected Mayor, I will lead the Council to establish within 30 days a Special Commission on Housing to examine in detail the City’s needs for (1) senior housing; (2) affordable housing, including but not limited to workforce housing; (3) assisted-living housing; and (4) accessible housing for persons with limited mobility, among other possible needs. This Commission will be directed to develop or obtain all needed data, develop findings, report back to the Council with specific recommendations, including scope and target dates for initiation, by September 30, 2017. These recommendations and schedules will then become the basis for funding for the Council’s consideration and adoption in the FY 2018 budget.

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David Meyer for Mayor – Welcome to my Website
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Articles

Fairfax City Special Election: David Meyer
By David Meyer
Fairfax Connection | Feb. 3, 2017

The City of Fairfax needs a strong, effective mayor to lead the Council in completing its 2035 Comprehensive Plan, getting the two approved redevelopment projects started at Fairfax Circle and Kamp Washington, and protecting existing neighborhoods from increased density and traffic congestion. As mayor, I will lead the Council to finalize the Comprehensive Plan so that the City will have a clearer path forward in addressing several other proposed development projects that have either been submitted to the City or are contemplated by the development community.

Additionally, I will ensure the completion of the City’s first Multimodal Transportation Plan, which will guide the City Council in addressing comprehensively the issues of traffic congestion, optimizing our CUE bus system for maximum connectivity to the County Connector, Metrobus, and the Metro rail system. I will explore the idea of a Bike Share project between George Mason University and Old Town Fairfax to strengthen the connectivity between GMU and the City. As Mayor, I will lead the Council and the community to address the issue of housing in all its forms, with a particular focus on creating high-quality senior housing, workforce housing and other affordable housing – all consistent with our Comprehensive Plan. Read more

David Meyer is Elected Mayor
By Bonnie Hobbs
Fairfax Connection | Feb. 10, 2017

 — The voting is over, the ballots have been tallied and David Meyer is the new mayor of the City of Fairfax. A 35-year City resident, he was currently serving in his fifth term on City Council and ran against fellow Council members Michael DeMarco and Ellie Schmidt.

They vied in a special election Tuesday, Feb. 7, to fill the post vacated by former Mayor Scott Silverthorne last August. Since then, former Councilman Steve Stombres has served as the City’s interim mayor. The unofficial election results are expected to be certified by Friday, and Meyer will be sworn in next Tuesday, Feb. 14.  Read more

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Michael J. DeMarco

Councilmember, Fairfax City, VA
Manager, Global Customer Service Support of ExxonMobil’s Fuels, Lubricants and Specialties Business

Michael J. DeMarco is serving his third term on City Council.

DeMarco serves on the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Metropolitan Air Quality Committee and Aviation Policy Committee; the Virginia Municipal League Community and Economic Development Committee; and the Potomac Watershed Roundtable, among others.

He previously served as chair of the City of Fairfax Economic Development Authority.

Summary

Michael J. DeMarco is serving his third term on City Council.

DeMarco serves on the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Metropolitan Air Quality Committee and Aviation Policy Committee; the Virginia Municipal League Community and Economic Development Committee; and the Potomac Watershed Roundtable, among others.

He previously served as chair of the City of Fairfax Economic Development Authority.

Information

WebCouncil page  Website

Email:  Michael.DeMarco@fairfaxva.gov   

Biosketch

From City page

A member of the Regional Board of Advisors for HSBC Bank USA, DeMarco also is a local recruiter for the Columbia Business School and a student mentor for Penn State University. In Mosby Woods, where he has lived since 2000, he serves as area director for the Mosby Woods Community Association. He also is an active member of St. Leo the Great Catholic Church.

DeMarco currently manages the Global Customer Service Support of ExxonMobil’s Fuels, Lubricants and Specialties Business. Previously, he was an assistant vice president with the Philadelphia National Bank’s Specialized Lending Division, focusing on public and non-profit organizations.

Originally from Philadelphia, he earned a B.A. in political science from Penn State University, a B.B.A. in economics from Temple University and an M.B. A. in finance from Columbia University.

He and his wife Joanne have three  children.

About

From website

Michael DeMarco, his wife Joanne, and their three children, Anna, Emilia and Antonio have made their home in the City of Fairfax since 2000. His interests include spending time with his family, current affairs/politics, American history, genealogy, music, the arts and sports. familybelieve

The DeMarco family believes in community involvement and cares very deeply about their neighborhood and their city. “We have lived in the City of Fairfax longer than we have lived anywhere else,” says wife Joanne. “This is our home, our kids have grown up here and we love it.”

Michael joined ExxonMobil in 1991 and has served in many capacities including financial planning, marketing and now customer service. He currently serves as the Global Customer Service Strategic Alignment Manager, leading a team of strategy professionals responsible for linking the customer service offer, organizational structure and resources with the company strategy and the internal and external business environment. Prior to joining ExxonMobil, Michael was a commercial lender at the Philadelphia National Bank, now Wells Fargo.

In 2012 Michael became an elected member of the Fairfax City Council and is now serving in his second term. In this capacity Michael serves on many commissions including the Potomac Watershed Roundtable, the Virginia Municipal League Community and Economic Development Committee and as Vice-Chair of the Metropolitan Council of Governments Air Quality Committee. Before his election to council, Michael served as Chairman of the Fairfax City Economic Development Authority.

Michael is very active with his alma mater, Penn State University. He is a liberal arts mentor; serves on the Board of Visitors for the Department of Political Science and in 2012 established a director’s fund for the McCourtney Institute for Democracy. He also serves on that institute’s Board of Visitors. He serves as Vice President and Area Director for the Mosby Woods Community Association and is an active member of St. Leo the Great Parish.

Michael has a degree in political science from Penn State University, a degree in economics from Temple University, and an MBA in finance from Columbia University.

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Janice B. MillerJanice B. Miller

Councilmember, Fairfax City, VA
Travel consultant, The Travel Gals

Janice B. Miller is serving her fourth term on City Council.

Miller served her first term on City Council from 1992-94, and was elected for her second term in 2014.

Miller serves on numerous regional boards, including the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Human Services & Public Safety Policy Committee and the Virginia Municipal League Human Development and Education Committee.

 

Summary

Janice B. Miller is serving her fourth term on City Council.

Miller served her first term on City Council from 1992-94, and was elected for her second term in 2014.

Miller serves on numerous regional boards, including the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Human Services & Public Safety Policy Committee and the Virginia Municipal League Human Development and Education Committee.

 

Information

Web:  City Council page   Facebook 

City Council Email:  Janice.Miller@fairfaxva.gov
Address: 22030

Biosketch

Miller was first appointed to the School Board in 1977 and she served 11 years as an appointed member. During her 30-year tenure on the board, she was an active leader both as board chairman and vice chair. She also provided leadership to both School Bond Committees that supported additions and renovations to our four city school facilities.

Miller has served as the secretary for the Friends of Fairfax and as a member of the Virginia School Board Association (VSBA). She is a member of Historic Fairfax City, Inc. and Historic Fairfax Neighborhood Association.

Previously, she represented the School Board as a member of the City’s Park and Recreation Advisory Board. She has been active in local PTAs and youth organizations, serving as the first woman president of Fairfax Little League and assisting in organizing activities for FPYC. She was a founding member of Northern Virginia Project Graduation and she initiated Fairfax High School’s All Night Grad Celebration and organized the graduation night event for the Fairfax High Classes of 1988, 1989 and 1994. She is a past chairman and member of the Board of Directors for the Chocolate Lovers Festival Committee.

Miller, a graduate of the University of Kansas, is a former middle school teacher. She works as a travel consultant for The Travel Gals, a virtual travel agency. A resident of the City of Fairfax since 1970, Miller has four children and four grandchildren.

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Jon R. Stehle, Jr.Jon R. Stehle, Jr.

Councilmember, Fairfax City, VA
Senior Analyst, U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO)

Jon R. Stehle, Jr., is serving his first term on City Council.

Stehle, a city resident since 2007, has chaired the city’s Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. He also served on the Green Acres Feasibility Study Committee and City of Fairfax Branding Advisory Committee.

The Oxford Row resident, who served as president of the Oxford Row Civic Association, is a strategic performance management lead with a federally funded research and development center. As a senior analyst with the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), he received a GAO Meritorious Service Award in 2013.

Summary

Jon R. Stehle, Jr., is serving his first term on City Council.

Stehle, a city resident since 2007, has chaired the city’s Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. He also served on the Green Acres Feasibility Study Committee and City of Fairfax Branding Advisory Committee.

The Oxford Row resident, who served as president of the Oxford Row Civic Association, is a strategic performance management lead with a federally funded research and development center. As a senior analyst with the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), he received a GAO Meritorious Service Award in 2013.

Information

Web: Fairfax City web page  Website   Facebook Twitter: @JonStehle

Email:  Jon.Stehle@fairfaxva.gov
Address:  1045 Armstrong St.
Fairfax, VA 22030   

Biosketch

Stehle earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Washington & Jefferson College and a master’s degree in public and international affairs from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. He also completed a master’s degree in national security and strategic studies with the U.S. Naval War College.

He and his wife Stephanie have two children.

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Jennifer PasseyJennifer Passey

Jennifer Passey has served on the Fairfax City Council for one term.  She also served on the City’s Planning Commission and Parks and Recreation Advisory Board and continues to be an active member of the community.

"It has been an honor to represent you the past seven months as one of your City of Fairfax Councilmembers. I am energized by what the current Council has been doing since I was elected last September. I look forward to the coming years with excitement as our community continues to come together to do great things." From Jennifer Passey website.

Summary

“It has been an honor to represent you the past seven months as one of your City of Fairfax Councilmembers. I am energized by what the current Council has been doing since I was elected last September. I look forward to the coming years with excitement as our community continues to come together to do great things.” From Jennifer Passey website.

Information

Website: jenniferforfairfax.com/

LinkedIn Page   Jennifer Passey for City Council (Facebook)  Twitter@jennifer_passey

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Email: jenniferforfairfax@gmail.com

About

From website:

Jennifer Passey has lived in the City of Fairfax since 2010 with her husband and four  boys. An active member of our community, she served on the City’s Planning Commission from 2011-14, the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board from 2012-14, and the Country Club Hills Civic Association from 2010-12.

Jennifer is an issue advocacy specialist with over 15 years of professional experience in Washington, D.C.; New Delhi, India; and Dhaka, Bangladesh. She grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and moved to the Washington Metropolitan Area in 1995 to attend The George Washington University, where she received her B.A. and, later, her Masters in Political Management. Jennifer worked as a legislative associate for the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), the trade association representing companies that publish computer and video games. In 2007, she moved to New Delhi and worked for a non-profit organization as an advocate for spouses of expatriates, building relationships with multi-national companies, NGOs and foreign governments including Coca Cola, Ericsson, Nokia, UBS, IKEA, the International Committee of the Red Cross, the United Nations, and the governments of Canada, Sweden, the United States, and the United Kingdom. She also worked as a marketing consultant for a small woman-owned business that provided professional services to expatriates in New Delhi. From 2014-16, she lived in Dhaka, where she was the Communications and Publications Coordinator at the American International School Dhaka (AISD).

Jennifer currently works for Girls on the Run of NOVA, a non-profit organization located in the City. She is a parishioner of St. Leo the Great Catholic Church and an involved parent at St. Leo the Great Catholic School.

Endorsements

CITY OF FAIRFAX, VA (August 22, 2017): City leaders continue to line up behind Jennifer Passey’s candidacy for City Council.  “Jennifer Passey has the right stuff to be a member of our City Council,” Mayor David Meyer said in a statement at a recent campaign event.  “Her service on the Planning Commission has shown that she has a keen understanding of the strategic challenges facing our City.  I am confident she will make wise and thoughtful decisions that will be in the best interest of all the citizens of our City, now and in the long-term.  She is a person with an exceptional mind and a first-rate temperament and I would be very pleased to have her as a colleague on our Council.”

Former Mayor (1992-2002) John Mason agrees.  “I am pleased to endorse of Jennifer Passey for Fairfax City Council,” he said in his endorsement statement.  “Jennifer has proven herself as a dedicated public servant who has served our community as a Planning Commissioner, a representative on Parks and Recreation Board and an active member and leader in her neighborhood community association. We are at a crucial time in our City and we need someone with a well-rounded perspective and real experience working with current city leaders and residents to move our City forward in a strategic direction for the next generation.”

Mrs. Passey has also secured the endorsements of the following City leaders:

  • Michael DeMarco, Current City Council Member

  • Dan Drummond, City Council Member, 2008-2014

  • Jeff Greenfield, Current City Council Member

  • Allen Griffith, City Council Member, 1984-1988

  • Janice Miller, Current City Council Member

  • Gary Rasmussen, City Council Member, 1990-2010

  • Jon Stehle, Current City Council Member

  • Steve Stombres, City Council Member, 2008-2014

  • Patrice Winter, City Council Member, 2002-2008

  • Jane Woods, Former Virginia State Delegate (1988-92) and Senator (1992-2000) and Former Secretary of Health and Human Resources (2002-06)

Article on Filing for City Council

Fairfax Connection
Bonnie Hobbs | May 25, 2017

… She believes that, if elected, she will bring a fresh perspective to the City Council and continue advocating for its residents.

The City of Fairfax is at a pivotal time in its growth, with a number of redevelopment projects in the pipeline,” she said. “I believe responsible planning today yields good growth tomorrow. We need to continue moving forward as a vibrant, safe, close-knit community for all. I look forward to meeting and hearing from residents over the next few months and earning their vote on Sept. 12.”

Article in Fairfax Connection

‘Strong Background in City Activities’
Council candidate Jennifer Passey addresses voters

By Bonnie Hobbs | July 12, 2017

Fairfax — Jennifer Passey is running for Fairfax City Council and some 60 people came to her recent, meet-the-candidate….

She worked on several, important projects, including Scout on the Circle and Novus Gateway, and knows we have to get the right kind of balance for the City’s economic growth and development,” he continued. DeMarco also stressed her service on the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, helping to create its strategic development plan. And, he added, “She’s very smart and thoughtful and will come forward with a balanced approach and solution.”

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Auto Draft 1Steve Stombres

Former Mayor and Councilmember, Fairfax VA
Partner, Harbinger Strategies

Mr. Stombres was elected to the Fairfax City Council in 2008 and retired from the City Council in 2014 after three terms in office. Mr. Stombres graduated in 1993 from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and holds a B.A. in History. He and his wife Kristen, and their children Katherine, Elaine, and James currently reside in Fairfax, Virginia

Summary

Mr. Stombres was elected to the Fairfax City Council in 2008 and retired from the City Council in 2014 after three terms in office. Mr. Stombres graduated in 1993 from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and holds a B.A. in History. He and his wife Kristen, and their children Katherine, Elaine, and James currently reside in Fairfax, Virginia

Information

Web: Harbinger page  LinkedIn

Address: 22030

Biosketch

Steve Stombres was previously the second highest ranking staff member in the House of Representatives with a diverse career of service on Capitol Hill, in the military, and as an elected official. He has extensive relationships with Members of Congress, White House staff, senior Congressional aides, and key private sector leaders.

During his tenure as Chief of Staff to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Mr. Stombres successfully executed a multi-faceted legislative, communications, coalitions, and grass roots plan for the passage of every major bill including the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement, the JOBS Act, the Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act, the STOCK ACT, the Skills Act, and the Working Families Flexibility Act.

He also negotiated a compromise with the White House, Senate leadership, and House Republicans to resolve the “Debt Limit Stand-off” of 2011, settle the “Fiscal Cliff Crisis” of 2012, and end the “Government Shutdown” of 2013. Mr. Stombres’ role in the 2011 debt limit discussions were described in detail in Bob Woodward’s best-selling book, the Price of Politics.

During the 111th Congress, Mr. Stombres served as Chief of Staff for the Office of the Republican Whip and led the effort to develop and execute a strategy to regain the majority in the House of Representatives by offering substantive alternatives to major White House initiatives including the Affordable Care Act and the Economic Stimulus plan. He oversaw the creation of the House Republican Economic Recovery Working Group, which produced pro-growth tax and economic policies to combat the recession and create jobs.

Mr. Stombres previously served as Chief of Staff for the Chief Deputy Whip. He played a critical role in the passage of important legislation such as the American Jobs Creation Act, the Medicare Modernization Act, and the Central American Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act.

Mr. Stombres also served as the Legislative Director for National Security Affairs for Congressman Herbert H. Bateman and as the Chairman’s designee to the Subcommittee on Readiness of the House Armed Services Committee. Stombres has also worked as a Legislative Assistant for Congressman Robert S. Walker and Congressman Elton Gallegly where he was responsible for defense, foreign affairs, financial services, taxes, trade, and intellectual property protection.

Mr. Stombres has appeared on Roll Call’s “Fabulous Fifty” list of the most influential staffers on the Hill for over ten years. He was described by the New York Times as “one of the most powerful Republican aides on Capitol Hill” and was listed as one of 10 staffers to watch by the Washington Post. Mr. Stombres was also included on the list of the 35 most influential aides on Capitol Hill by The Hill newspaper. He has a specific expertise on taxes, trade, financial services, and national security issues.

Mr. Stombres enlisted in the United States Army Reserve in 1987 and is a 1995 graduate of Officer Candidate School. Upon receiving his commission, he served as an intelligence officer and was assigned to the Defense Intelligence Agency. In 2003, Mr. Stombres was mobilized in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and served on the Joint Chiefs of Staff as an Iraq Analyst for the Iraq Intelligence Task Force. He retired from the Army Reserve in 2009 after a twenty-one year career in military intelligence.

Education

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Bachelor’s Degree
History
1988 – 1993

Experience

Partner
Harbinger Strategies
Jan 2015 – Present
LocationWashington, D.C.

City of Fairfax
Mayor
City of Fairfax
2016 – 2017

Office of the Majority Leader, U.S. House of Representatives
Chief of Staff
Office of the Majority Leader, U.S. House of Representatives
Jan 2011 – Aug 2014

City of Fairfax
Councilman
Company NameCity of Fairfax
Jul 2008 – Jun 2014
Office of the Minority Whip, U.S. House of Representatives
Chief of Staff
Office of the Minority Whip, U.S. House of Representatives
Jan 2009 – Dec 2010
Washington D.C. Metro Area

U.S. Army Reserve
Military Intelligence Officer
U.S. Army Reserve
Dec 1987 – Feb 2009

Office of the Chief Deputy Whip, U.S. House of Representatives
Chief of Staff
Office of the Chief Deputy Whip, U.S. House of Representatives
Jan 2003 – Dec 2008
Washington D.C. Metro Area
Rep. Eric Cantor, U.S. House of Representatives
Chief of Staff
Company NameRep. Eric Cantor, U.S. House of Representatives
Oct 2001 – Dec 2002
Washington D.C. Metro Area
Rep. Eric Cantor, U.S. House of Representatives
Legislative Director
Rep. Eric Cantor, U.S. House of Representatives
Jan 2001 – Oct 2001
Washington D.C. Metro Area
Rep. Herbert H. Bateman, U.S. House of Representatives
Legislative Director
Rep. Herbert H. Bateman, U.S. House of Representatives
Dec 1997 – Dec 2000
Washington D.C. Metro Area

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John MasonJohn Mason

Mayor (1990-2002), City of Fairfax, Fairfax, VA
Former President & CEO,
 Workhouse Arts Center

Managed SAIC division and operation. Focused on regional transportation policy analysis, primarily in support of the Federal Highway Administration.

While Mayor, the City of Fairfax implemented a trolley car system between downtown Fairfax and Mason when there were only 6,000 students.  Ridership was insufficient to continue it.

Summary

Managed SAIC division and operation. Focused on regional transportation policy analysis, primarily in support of the Federal Highway Administration.

While Mayor, the City of Fairfax implemented a trolley car system between downtown Fairfax and Mason when there were only 6,000 students.  Ridership was insufficient to continue it.

Information

Web: LinkedIn  Fairfax City website  Workhouse website
Email: john.mason35@cox.net
Address:  22030

Biosketch

John Mason has been a career Army officer, retiring as a colonel; professionally associated with Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), where he previously was a vice president and director, Transportation and Policy Analysis Center.  In the civic arena he was previously a council member and mayor of the City of Fairfax (Virginia).

Regionally, then-Mayor Mason served on the National Capital Region TransportationPlanning Board (TPB) (chair in 2001), Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG) , Metropolitan Washington Air Quality Committee (MWAQC), Northern Virginia Transportation Commission (NVTC) (chair in 1993), and the Transportation Coordination Council (TCC) of Northern Virginia (vice chair).  In 1997, then-Mayor Mason received theElizabeth and David Scull Metropolitan Service Award, given to the elected official who has contributed most significantly to the enhancement of intergovernmental cooperation in the metropolitan Washington region.

As a result of his collaborative leadership in addressing the Pickett Road tank farm leak, then-Mayor Mason was the first non-EPA recipient of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’sOutstanding Stakeholder Involvement Award.

Nationally, he has been a member of the board of the Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations (AMPO) (chair in 2000).  An Eagle Scout, John Mason has served as a vice president on the executive board of the National Capital Area Council, Boy Scouts of America and chaired its Strategic Plan Task Force and Gathering of Eagles, NCAC’s National Eagle Scout Association committee.  Previously, he served on the board of the National Capital Area Chapter, American Red Cross.

John Mason is a strong supporter of the arts in the Fairfax community, recognizing that it is both an important component of the region’s quality of life as well as a contributor to a strong economy.  In recognition of his support to the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra, he was its 1993Pyramid Award recipient as a local civic leader who has contributed to the success of the Symphony. He is among the founders of Fairfax Spotlight on the Arts.  He served on the board of the Arts Council of Fairfax County (to include being chairman) and continues to serve on the Arts at Mason Partnership.  In 2004, he was awarded the Jinx Hazel Arts Citizen of the Year by the Arts Council.

John Mason retired from the U.S. Army as a colonel, having served 21 years, to include two tours in Vietnam.  He is the recipient of the Legion of Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Bronze Star with two Oak Leaf Clusters, the Meritorious Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters, and the Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster.  He was also awarded airborne badge, Ranger tab, and Vietnamese armor badge.

John Mason holds a BA (History) from the University of Massachusetts and a MA (Political Science) from New York University.  He and his wife have been married 53 years and have three adult children (John, Jr., Joanna, and Jeffrey) and four grandchildren.

Articles

John Mason and a Changing City
Former mayor has lived in the Fairfax community for over 30 years.

August 6, 2007 | Fairfax Connection

Since his arrival in the area in 1975, John Mason has been an active member of the Fairfax area. He served on the City Council from 1986-1990 and was mayor of the city of Fairfax from 1990-2002. Although he still holds several key community concerns — namely the revitalization of several important areas around town — he’s now retired and enjoys spending time with his grandchildren and exploring Fairfax County’s vast trail system. Here, Mason opens up about his view on Fairfax’s biggest challenges, his favorite community spots and how the area’s changed over the years. Read more.

John Mason Named Interim President and CEO at Workhouse
Longtime devotee of the arts in various posts

By Shawn Drury | April 13, 2011 | Lorton Patch

In a press release earlier today, it was announced that the board of the Lorton Arts Foundation, which operates the Workhouse Arts Center on Ox Road, has named former Fairfax Mayor John Mason interim President and CEO.

Mason replaces Sharon Mason (no relation) . John Mason has a lengthy history of working with and supporting the arts. Mason is a founder and president of Fairfax Spotlight on the Arts, Inc., a former Chairman of the Arts Council of Fairfax County, and past president of the Fairfax Symphony. He serves on the Board of the Arts Partnership at George Mason University, and for the past year has advised the Lorton Arts Foundation as a member of its Governance Committee. Mason was mayor of Fairfax from 1990 to 2002.

“The Workhouse is becoming one of the most interesting arts destinations in the country,” he said. “I am honored to help it get there.”

Video

John Mason Oral History Interview Segment

Published on Jul 22, 2016 | University Libraries SCRC

This is a segment from an oral history of John Mason conducted in 2008 by Leah Donnelly and Robert Vay, In this segment, former Fairfax mayor John Mason describes the growing relationship between Mason and the surrounding community of Fairfax County, with special regard to the creation of the DeLaski Performing Arts Center and its service to the community.

 

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