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Volunteer Your Time to Shaping Fairfax City

How you can get on one of the city's commissions.

Want to get more involved in Fairfax City? Consider volunteering for one of these city boards and commissions.

Submit a letter of interest and a resume to City Clerk Melanie Burrell in City Hall. You must be a current city resident living within the city limits for at least a year. 

Call 703-385-7935 for more information. Read on for commission vacancies and descriptions.

  • Commission for Women: Looking for one city resident (man or woman) who will help advocate for women living and working in Fairfax City. Commission description: "Identifies and advocates for the needs of women in the city." Promotes programs to increase awareness and provide services to the community. Meetings: Third Tuesday of every month. 
  • Community Appearance Committee: Looking for one city resident who will help spruce up city streets and gathering places. Committee description: "Coordinates the city’s Adopt-a-Spot program and clean-up month/day programs, in addition to commercial, residential and holiday decoration award programs." Meetings: Fourth Thursday of every month.
  • Economic Development Authority: Looking for three city residents who will help guide new businesses and redevelopment in Fairfax City. Authority description: "Fosters and promotes economic development and redevelopment in the City of Fairfax in harmony with the proper balance of commercial and residential enterprise and in alignment with the future needs of the community." Check out the EDA website here.
  • Parks and Recreation Advisory Board: Looking for one city resident who will help maintain and recommend improvements for city parks. Board description: "Studies and makes recommendations to the City Council on park and recreation facilities and programs." Meetings: Second Thursday of every month. 

Descriptions provided by Cityscene.

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