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City Council, City of Falls Church, VA

 

Follow the links below for information about the City Council.


The City of Falls Church operates under the Council-Manager form of government as provided by the City Charter and adopted by the Virginia General Assembly in 1950. Political authority is vested in the seven-member City Council, which enacts ordinances and resolutions, approves City budgets, sets tax rates, and establishes policy. In formulating decisions and policy, the Council Members act as a group.

The seven Council Members are elected at-large for four-year terms and are not affiliated with any national political party. Elections of City Council Members are held in November of odd-numbered years for three or four members. With the seating of a new Council, the Council members elect the Mayor and Vice Mayor for a two-year term.

Council Members are career professionals holding down full-time jobs during the day. In addition to attending a minimum of 22 Council meetings and 22 work sessions each year, they attend meetings of local boards and commissions and regional organizations. Several Council Members also serve on committees of state and regional organizations and participate in the Virginia Municipal League.

In addition to their legislative duties, City Council Members participate in community events, speak before civic groups, and attend Citywide and regional events upon invitation.

City Council Members are paid $9,200 per year and the Mayor is paid $9,800 per year. For more information about the City Council, please contact the City Clerk at cityclerk@fallschurchva.gov or 703-248-5014 (TTY 711)




There are two ways to send correspondence to City Council members:
  • Contact the City Clerk's Office:
    300 Park Avenue, Suite 303E, Falls Church, VA 22046
    cityclerk@fallschurchva.gov
    703-248-5014 (TTY 711)
    703-248-5146 fax

  • Contact the Council Members directly: see addresses, emails, and phone numbers below.

David Tarter, Mayor

307 Little Falls Street, Falls Church 22046
703-408-3459
dtarter@fallschurchva.gov

Council History
  • Current Term: July 1, 2012 - December 31, 2015
  • First Elected to Council: July 1, 2012
  • Elected Mayor: January 6, 2014
 
David Snyder David F. Snyder, Vice Mayor
Biography

116 Great Falls Street, Falls Church 22046
703-241-0419
dsnyder@fallschurchva.gov

Council History
  • Current Term: January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2017
  • First Elected to Council: July 1, 1994
  • Elected Vice Mayor: January 6, 2014 Previous Mayor: July 1, 1998 - June 30, 2000
  • Previous Vice Mayor: July 1, 1996 - June 30, 1998
  • Previous Vice Mayor: July 1, 2010 - January 6, 2014
 
Nader Baroukh Nader Baroukh
Biography

243 Gundry Drive, Falls Church 22046
703-992-9433
nbaroukh@fallschurchva.gov

Council History
  • Current Term: July 1, 2012 - December 31, 2015
  • First Elected to Council: July 1, 2008
  • Previous Mayor: July 1, 2010 - January 6, 2014
 
Marybeth Connelly Marybeth Connelly, Council Member

204 W. George Mason Road, Falls Church 22046
703-200-2426
mconnelly@fallschurchva.gov

Council History
  • Current Term: January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2017
  • First Elected to Council: January 1, 2014
 
Phil Duncan, Council Member
Biography

214 S. West Street, Falls Church 22046
703-209-2005
pduncan@fallschurchva.gov

Council History
  • Current Term: July 1, 2012 - December 31, 2015
  • First Elected to Council: July 1, 2012
 
Karen Oliver Karen Oliver, Council Member

157 W. Annandale Road
Falls Church, VA 22046
koliver@fallschurchva.gov

Council History
  • Current Term: January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2017
  • First Elected to Council: January 1, 2014
 
Dan Sze Dan Sze, Council Member
Biography

313 Pennsylvania Avenue, Falls Church 22046
703-300-2720
dsze@fallschurchva.gov

Council History
  • Current Term: January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2017
  • First Elected to Council: July 1, 2006
  • Previous Council Member: July 1, 2006 - June 30, 2010



The City Council meets the second and fourth Monday of the month. (Click here for more information.) These meetings are broadcast live on Falls Church Cable Television (FCCTV), which area residents will find on different channels, depending on their cable provider: Cox channel 11, RCN channel 2, Verizon channel 35. FCCTV also broadcasts City Council Meetings live on its website, http://www.fcctv.net/.

The meetings are archived on the City's website; click here to access the Council Meeting video archives.
 
 
Thursday, April 17, 2014
City Council Meetings

Council Rules of Procedure

Council Liaison and Committee Assignments

FY12-13 Council Work Plan

2013 General Assembly Legislative Program

Vision & Work Plan

City Manager's Strategic Plan Update to City Council (July 14, 2008)

Annual Forms to File