Public Service Recognition Week

Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW) is an annual event organized annually by the Public Employees Roundtable (PER). The 2018 event occurs on May 6-12. During the week, employees will be honored across the nation on the federal, state, county and local government level. Public servants do amazing things in the United States and around the world--as well as in the City of Falls Church.

Read the 2018 Employee Spotlights! Watch Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for the spotlights, too.


GloriaQ&A with Gloria DelPozo

Accounts Payable Specialist (Finance Department)

Q: How long have you worked with the City?
A: Since October 2012

Q: Where do you live?
A: Arlington

Q: What's your favorite Falls Church restaurant?
A: Clare and Don's. I love their crab-cakes! Yummy!

Q: What's your favorite City-wide special event?
A: The Fall Festival and weekly Farmers Market are both very fun events.

Q: Do you have a favorite building or landmark in Falls Church?
A: The W&OD Bike and Walking trail is a great place to be close to nature without having to go very far.

Q: What do you like most about your position?
A: Providing a great customer service to both City employees and City vendors.

Q: What's a recent project or task that you've worked on that you're either particularly proud of or enjoyed contributing to?
A: The accounts payable cycle is weekly, so I get excited each week when the checks are going to our vendors! Everyone likes to get paid! 


BryanQ&A with Bryan Fonshill

Treasury Assistant (Treasurer's Office)

Q: How long have you worked with the City?
A: I've worked for the City since August 2017, but I've lived here since 2002. 

Q: Where do you live?
A: Falls Church

Q: What's your favorite Falls Church restaurant?
A: I consider myself a bit of a foody and I have many favorites, the one consistent of the years has been Super Chicken.

Q: What's your favorite City-wide special event?
A: The Memorial Day Parade and Festival 

Q: Do you have a favorite building or landmark in Falls Church?
A: I love that the city has lots of parks. My kids enjoy them, but particularly West End Park. It is close to my house and My kids love walking there and on the way back stopping at the 7-11 for Slurpee’s.

Q: What do you like most about your position?
A: I enjoy interacting with the public. It was one of the aspects of the job I was interested in when applying for the job. I have been able to get to know a lot more people who live around me.

Q: What's a recent project or task that you've worked on that you're either particularly proud of or enjoyed contributing to?
A: When it was time for our office to relocate for the City Hall renovation project, we had to move out of 300 Park Ave. on a Friday and set up everything at 400 N. Washington St. in time to reopen to the public the following Monday. It was a hectic couple of days, but I was proud of how our team came together to make the move as efficient as possible with minimal disruption to our services. 


NateQ&A with Nate Dupree


Network Engineer (IT Department)



Q: How long have you worked with the City? 
A: Four years

Q: Where do you live?
A: Clinton, Maryland

Q: What's your favorite Falls Church restaurant?
A: Pho 88

Q: What's your favorite City-wide special event?
A: I enjoy attending the Farmers Market every now and then on Saturday mornings. 

Q: Do you have a favorite building or landmark in Falls Church?
A: Cherry Hill Farmhouse is easily my favorite landmark in Falls Church. Cherry Hill allows you to take a step back into the past which I'm a fan of. 

Q: What do you like most about your position? 
A: I would have to say building network connections for the City. In other words, creating roads for data to travel on throughout the City's infrastructure. 

Q: What's a recent project or task that you've worked on that you're either particularly proud of or enjoyed contributing to?
A: I would have to say relocating the entire City Hall staff from 300 Park Ave. during the building renovation. Our team was able to vacate every department from City Hall to multiple locations while maintaining continuity of operations.



CarlyQ&A with Carly Aubrey


Principal Planner (Dept. of Community Planning and Economic Development Services)



Q: How long have you worked with the City? 
A: Two years and eight months

Q: Where do you live?
A: Annandale

Q: What's your favorite Falls Church restaurant?
A: Saffron

Q: What's your favorite City-wide special event?
A: Farmers market

Q: Do you have a favorite building or landmark in Falls Church?
A: Not so much a building or landmark, but I enjoy the little parks (Howard E. Herman, Isaac Crossman, the little wooded area in Cherry Hill) that provide a surprising amount of relief from the buildings, cars, and noise that surround them.

Q: What do you like most about your position? 
A:The ability to work on a wide variety of development projects and long-range planning efforts. Also having colleagues who enjoy what they do and encourage professional development is great!

Q: What's a recent project or task that you've worked on that you're either particularly proud of or enjoyed contributing to?
A: The Railroad Cottages project enabled me to learn about and implement an innovative type of land use planning, while also providing one of the most challenging and educational experiences in my many years of local government planning.


RitaQ&A with Rita Griffith
Senior Revenue Assistant (Commissioner of the Revenue)

Q: How long have you worked with the City? 
A: Twenty Years

Q: Where do you live?
A: Falls Church, Fairfax County

Q: What's your favorite Falls Church restaurant?
A: Anthony's

Q: What's your favorite City-wide special event?
A: Memorial Day Parade and Festival

Q: Do you have a favorite building or landmark in Falls Church?
A: Cherry Hill Park

Q: What do you like most about your position?
A: I enjoying helping and assisting the City residents and City Business Owners with various tasks, such as registering residents' vehicles for personal property taxes, reviewing state income tax returns and processing them for residents, and helping helping with businesses with Tangible Personal Property regulations. 

Q: What's a recent project or task that you've worked on that you're either particularly proud of or enjoyed contributing to?
A: Part of my job is helping residents with state income tax assistance. Recently, while I was working on state tax returns, I found state income tax money that was owed to several taxpayers in the City. I contacted the Virginia Department of Taxation on their behalf and since March and April of this year, I've helped eight City residents collect over $7,000 owed to them in past returns. It makes me smile to see them smile, and that's one of the reasons I like working for the City of Falls Church.