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

 

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.

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.

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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

 

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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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.

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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.

 

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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.

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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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