Bắn cáFauquier County government has many advisory boards, commissions, and committees which provide opportunities for direct involvement in local government by residents of Fauquier County. The Board of Supervisors appoints citizens to fill vacancies on most advisory boards, commissions, and committees.
While some groups are prescribed by the Code of Virginia, many have been created and authorized through action by the Board of Supervisors. Many boards, commissions and committees are ongoing in nature, while some are temporary ad hoc committees created to accomplish specified tasks.
A portion of the advisory boards are comprised of appointees from each electoral district, requiring applicants to live in the district for which the advisory position exists. Additionally, many advisory boards are comprised of at-large seats, which have no residency requirements and may also require appointees to have specific areas of expertise and/or representation.
Scheduled meetings are available on the County Calendar.
Inclement weather policy:
Bắn cáOn days when Fauquier County Government is closed, all meetings are canceled with the exception of the Board of Supervisors, which may or may not be canceled at the discretion of the Board Chair or Standing Committee Chair.
Opportunities to Participate in County Government:
The Board of Supervisors recognizes and values the diversity of Fauquier County and encourages all citizens to apply to serve on Board-appointed committees and commissions.
Freedom of Information Act and Conflict of Interests Act:
All boards, commissions, and committees are subject to the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Conflicts of Interests Act (COIA), including electronic communication regarding public business. Chapter 37, Section 2.2-3702 of the Virginia FOIA provides that upon appointment or election, or reappointment or reelection, members of a public body shall be provided with a copy of the act.
Appointment Procedures:The Board of Supervisors follows its Bylaws and Rules of Procedure when making appointments.
Term Limitations:Many seats on boards, commissions and committees are for four-year terms that are concurrent with the Board of Supervisors’ terms. These appointee terms end when the Board of Supervisors leaves office, though appointees may continue to serve until they are replaced by the new Board. However, some boards, commissions and committees have appointees serving staggered terms; these are typically described in the bylaws of each group. A vacancy may be due to a term expiration or due to the resignation of an appointee.
Click on the title of any advisory board, commission or committee in the Committee list below to view details on current opportunities to serve. Magisterial District refers to Fauquier County election districts, including the at-large, countywide district. If you are not sure of your magisterial district, you can find out through the online Magisterial Districts Map. Questions regarding the mission, role, or objectives of a board, commission or committee should be directed to the Office of the Board of Supervisors by email or phone (540) 422-8020 and may be referred to the appropriate staff contact.
How to Apply:
In order to obtain information concerning vacancies, please contact the Board of Supervisors, or the County Administration offices. To be considered for an appointment to a committee, please fill out this Application for Appointment to CommitteeBắn cá and send it to the Board of Supervisors Office, 10 Hotel Street, Suite 208, Warrenton, VA 20186.
Processing of Applications:
Bắn cáUpon receipt of a committee application, the Clerk to the Board of Supervisors will send each applicant a personal letter of acknowledgement. Applications for district-specific vacancies are forwarded to the respective supervisor. Applications for at-large vacancies are forwarded to all Board members. Applications are retained in the Board of Supervisors office files along with recommendations and any other supporting documents.
Appointee Selection:Board members make their selections from interested applicants, in some cases after telephone or in-person interviews. Some at-large boards, commissions and committees may play a role in reviewing applications, forwarding appointee recommendations to the Board of Supervisors. A recommendation such as this must be accompanied by justification as to why a specific individual is being recommended over others who have expressed interest. These recommendations are advisory in nature - the Board of Supervisors appoints all individuals to boards, commissions and committees.
Nomination & Confirmation of Appointees:Information regarding vacancies is communicated to the Board through an Appointment agenda item as part of the regular business meeting packet. Information listed in that Appointment agenda item includes committee seats, vacancies, proposed nominations and confirmations and terms. Generally nominations and confirmations take place at the same Board of Supervisors business meeting.
Notification of Appointment:Following each Board business meeting, the Office of the Board of Supervisors will notify applicants of their appointment. The staff contact and/or agency representative will also receive notification of the appointment. Each appointee is provided with Section 6.4 of the Board of Supervisors bylaws pertaining to committee attendance and a copy of the Fauquier County Code of Ethics. Appointees will also receive a copy of the Virginia Conflict of Interests Act, and a copy of the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, as required by provisions of the Act.
Orientation of Appointees:The staff contact is responsible for notifying new appointees of the meeting schedule and location, as well as for providing training or orientation to the board, commission or committee.
Other Factors to Consider:
Serving the on a board or commission is both an honor and a privilege. Individuals applying for a board or commission should be aware, as expected in an open and democratic government, the activities of boards and commissions are subject to public and press scrutiny. Applicants who are selected to serve will be required to complete a financial disclosure statement as a condition of serving on the board or commission. Unless otherwise specified by law, most boards and commissions meet monthly. However, some boards may meet more or less frequently due to the responsibilities and functions of the board.
For more information about each committee click on the title of the committee.
The Agricultural and Forestal District Advisory Committee is established pursuant to the Code of Virginia and is charged with providing advice and recommendations to the Board of Supervisors on the creation and renewal of Agricultural and Forestal Districts, the addition and withdrawal of parcels to Agricultural and Forestal Districts, and policies and procedures related to Agricultural and Forestal Districts.
Bắn cáThe Fauquier County Agricultural Advisory Committee is established to promote the agricultural industry with Fauquier County, increase the economic viability of farming and advise the Board of Supervisors on matters affecting the agricultural economy and its development.
The purpose of the Fauquier County Airport Committee is to serve as the management body for the Board of Supervisors and the County Administrator to oversee the operation of the Warrenton-Fauquier Airport.
Bắn cá Through the authority enacted by the Code of Virginia, and as established by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors, the mission of the Architectural Review Board shall be to protect against the deterioration, destruction of, or encroachment upon historic districts and cultural areas; encourage uses which will lead to their continuance, conservation, and improvement in an appropriate manner, and to assure that new structures and uses within each district will be in keeping with the character to be preserved and enhanced.
Bắn cá The Board of Building Appeals was established pursuant to the Code of Virginia and is charged with hearing appeals of decisions made by the Building Official relative to the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code.
Board of Equalization is active during period of the General Reassessment of Real Estate in Fauquier County.
The Board of Supervisors, elected by the people, serves, by law, as the governing body of the County. The Board sets goals and objectives; establishes priorities for County programs and services; establishes County legislative and administrative policies through the adoption of ordinances and resolutions; appoints the County Administrator and members of various boards and commissions; adopts the annual budget; appropriates funds; and sets tax rates.
The purpose of the Board of Supervisors/School Board Liaison Committee is to provide a forum for representatives of the Board of Supervisors and the School Board to continue and expand communication on matters of mutual interest, including but not limited to the provision of educational services in Fauquier County public schools.
Bắn cá Through the authority enacted by the Code of Virginia, and as established by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors, the Board of Zoning Appeals has approval authority for Variance and Special Permit applications. The Board of Zoning Appeals is also charged with hearing all appeals of Zoning Administrator determinations, with the authority to uphold or overturn such decisions.
Bắn cá The Community Policy and Management Team (CPMT) manages the cooperative effort in the community to better serve the needs of troubled and at-risk youths and their families and to maximize the use of state and community resources. Appointments to the CPMT Committee are made pursuant to Sections 2.2-5204 & 2.2-5205 of the Code of Virginia.
Bắn cáEvery ten (10) years, Article 1, Section 2 of the United States Constitution mandates a count of all the people living in the United States and its territories. The 2020 Census will address every household in the nation with a simple questionnaire with the goal of counting everyone once, only once, and in the right place. Data obtained by the survey will provide statistical support for grant applications and help the community plan for future needs. The United States Census Bureau has encouraged all localities to appoint a local Complete Count Committee to bolster participation in the Census and on August 8, 2019, the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors adopted a Resolution appointing a local Complete Count Committee for the upcoming 2020 Census.
The Economic Development Authority of Fauquier County, Virginia (formerly known as the Industrial Development Authority) is authorized to approve tax-exempt bonds to finance the acquisition of land, building, and new capital equipment for certain businesses and nonprofit organizations located in the County. These Industrial Revenue Bonds are available to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations and manufacturing businesses that meet the qualifications and restrictions defined in the U.S. Tax Code.
Bắn cá The three member Electoral Board (appointed by the Circuit Court) and the General Registrar (appointed by the Electoral Board) have the mission of maintaining an accurate list of registered voters and administering elections in a fair, efficient and equitable manner.
Bắn cá The Finance Planning and Implementation Committee is a standing committee that consists of two members of the Board of Supervisors appointed by the Board on an annual basis. The Committee serves as the Board of Supervisors’ designee for oversight of general government capital projects exceeding $100,000 intended to improve or expand facilities, to include utility projects and grant-funded projects, such as the Airport. Scope excludes School projects and scheduled maintenance of major systems (HVAC, roofs, etc.).
The Finance Committee is a standing committee that consists of two members of the Board of Supervisors appointed by the Board on an annual basis. The Committee serves as the Board of Supervisors’ designee for oversight of Fauquier County’s finances, making recommendations to the Board on matters including but not limited to review of the County’s financial policies, long-term financing recommendations, proposed budget actions, and other matters related to the County’s current and anticipated fiscal condition.
The Fauquier County Public Library Board of Trustees serves as a link between and the community, representing the needs and views of Fauquier County residents for the development of responsive, quality library services. Board members work with the Library Director and staff to study, evaluate, and develop and long-range plans.
A 14-member board manages the local affairs of Lord Fairfax Community College. Board members represent the following political subdivisions: Clarke, Fauquier, Frederick, Page, Rappahannock, Shenandoah, and Warren counties and the city of Winchester.
Bắn cá The Other Post-Employment Benefits (OPEB) Trust Finance Committee is a standing committee that was established to monitor the OPEB trust pursuant to Section 15.2-1544 of the Code of Virginia for the purpose of accumulating and investing assets to fund Other Post-Employment Benefits, in the form set forth in the Virginia Pooled OPEB Trust Fund Agreement.
The Fauquier County Parks and Recreation Board is dedicated to the enhancement of the quality of life for all people in Fauquier County. Working in partnership with the people, the Department shall provide the leadership to assure that citizens receive high quality recreational facilities and services. The Board shall also provide for leisure recreation/education opportunities and facilities for all residents of Fauquier County, to pursue and be responsible for the preservation and beautification of natural and historical sites, and shall endeavor to insure the provision of these sites for the future.
The Personnel Committee is a standing committee that consists of two members of the Board of Supervisors appointed by the Board on an annual basis. The Committee serves as the Board of Supervisors’ designee for oversight of Fauquier County’s human resources, making recommendations to the Board on matters including review of the county's personnel policies; recruiting, selecting, and retaining quality employees; and administering a comprehensive human resources program that is consistent with federal, state, and local laws/regulations, and that meets the needs of the divisions and the citizens of Fauquier County.
Bắn cá The Planning Commission is supported by the Department of Community Development and is an advisory body to the Board of Supervisors. The Planning Commission’s responsibilities include providing recommendations to the Board of Supervisors for special exceptions, rezoning, Comprehensive Plan amendments and on other related land development issues. The Planning Commission updates the Comprehensive Plan on a periodic basis, and prepares text amendment changes to the Zoning and Subdivision Ordinances upon its own initiative or Board of Supervisors direction.
Bắn cá The Public Safety Committee is a standing committee that consists of two members of the Board of Supervisors appointed by the Board on an annual basis. The mission of the Public Safety Committee is to review matters pertinent to the health, safety and welfare of the residents of Fauquier County and make recommendations to the full Board of Supervisors as to what actions should be undertaken.
Bắn cá The Purchase of Development Rights Selection Review Committee is appointed by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors to assist in the review of PDR applications and to prepare recommendations for the purchase of development rights on qualified farm properties.
Bắn cáRappahannock-Rapidan Community Services is a regional service provider for local government created as a result of the acts of the Virginia General Assembly and the Federal Older Americans Act. The mission of the Community Services Board is to improve the quality of life of the citizens of Planning District 9 by providing comprehensive behavioral health, intellectual disability, substance use disorder, and aging services.
The purpose of the Social Services Board is to advise the County on issues relevant to accomplishing the mission of the Fauquier Department of Social Services, which is to promote self–reliance and protection through the provision of community based services.
Bắn cá The mission of the Fauquier County Towing and Recovery Advisory Board is to protect the public by setting standards of qualifications, training, and experience for those who seek to represent themselves to the public as towing and recovery professionals, and to promote high standards of professional performance for those engaged in the practice of towing and recovery.
Bắn cá The purpose of the Town-County Liaison Committee is to provide a forum for representatives of local Towns and Fauquier County to discuss matters of mutual interest and concern, including but not limited to governmental services, transportation and land use planning.
The Transportation Committee serves as an advisory body to the Board of Supervisors and other County Boards and Commissions on all transportation related matters. The committee assists in prioritizing the County’s transportation needs and makes recommendations in conjunction with updates to the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Six-Year Plan for primary and secondary roads. The committee works to implement and further the County’s transportation element of the Comprehensive Plan. The committee works with the Public Safety Committee to make recommendations concerning public safety. The committee works to place the County’s transportation planning efforts within a regional context.
Bắn cáBy deed between the Vint Hill Economic Development Authority and Vint Hill Village, LLC, dated November 3, 2016, a Community Enrichment Fund for Vint Hill was created for the purpose of enriching community development within Vint Hill. The purpose of the Committee is to oversee the expenditure of the funds in accordance with the terms of the deed. The Committee shall terminate upon expenditure of the funds of the Vint Hill Community Enrichment Fund, which shall be maintained by the Treasurer.
Bắn cá It is the mission of the Fauquier County Water and Sanitation Authority to provide central water and sewer services to both existing and future customers at the lowest practicable rates, consistent with the County's Comprehensive Plan, that meets or exceeds the quality of the requirements established by Commonwealth and Federal regulatory standards.
Bắn cáThe Fauquier County Water and Sanitation Authority (the “Authority”) is an independent political subdivision of the Commonwealth empowered by the Virginia Water and Waste Authorities Act - § 15.2-5100 et. seq. of the Code of Virginia, 1950 and as amended, to provide public utilities throughout the County of Fauquier, and is not a department of Fauquier County.
Bắn cá The purpose of the Water and Sanitation Authority/County Liaison Committee is to provide a forum for representatives of the Fauquier County Water & Sanitation Authority and Fauquier County government to discuss matters of mutual interest and concern, including but not limited to water and sewer in Fauquier County.
For information on any of the committees listed above contact (540) 422-8000.