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R. Scott Silverthorne becomes the City of Fairfax’s 10th mayor during his swearing-in ceremony on June 27 at the City Hall Veteran’s Amphitheater. The oath of office was administered by Clerk of the Court John Frey.

R. Scott Silverthorne becomes the City of Fairfax’s 10th mayor during his swearing-in ceremony on June 27 at the City Hall Veteran’s Amphitheater. The oath of office was administered by Clerk of the Court John Frey. Photo by Victoria Ross.

Meet the Mayor

At his swearing-in ceremony in June, City of Fairfax Mayor R. Scott Silverthorne promised to give every resident an equal opportunity to participate in government.

This month, Silverthorne will host a series of “drop-in” meetings for residents to come by and discuss any issue. “Clearly they can still email, call or set up an individual appointment, but I thought it would be helpful to develop a new open door policy without needing an appointment,” Silverthorne said.

Silverthorne announced the following dates and times for the drop-in meetings, which will be held on the third floor across from the city manager’s office in the City Hall building, 10455 Armstrong Street.

  • Friday, Oct. 26 from 2 to 5 p.m.

  • Monday, Oct. 29 from 6:30 to 9p.m.

  • Friday, Nov. 9 from 2 to 5 p.m.

Herrity Holds Town Hall Meeting

Supervisor Pat Herrity (R-Springfield) in conjunction with the Springfield District Council, the Virginia Department of Transportation, and the Fairfax County Department of Transportation, will be hosting a Town Hall meeting on the future of the Fairfax County Parkway on Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. at Robinson Secondary School, 5035 Sideburn Road in Fairfax. “There have been some successes in improving parts of the parkway, such as the extension project, repaving and the Fair Lakes Interchange project currently underway,” Herrity said, “but even with these improvements, the parkway is experiencing significant congestion. We need to establish a vision for its long-term future before we wake up and find the parkway as congested as I-66.”

Area Companies Dominate List of 50 Fastest Growing Companies

Thirty-three companies from Fairfax County are on this year’s Washington Business Journal list of the 50 fastest growing companies in the Washington region. To see the companies listed in the WBJ ranking, go to http://www.bizjournals.com/washington/feature/fastest-growing-companies-2012.html.

Five of the top 10 companies on the list hail from Fairfax County. No other county or city is represented by more than five companies on the list. Seven companies are from Maryland and two are from the District of Columbia.

“Fairfax County has gained a lot of notoriety for being the home of 10 Fortune 500 companies, but being home to two-thirds of the companies on the Business Journal list points out Fairfax County’s strength with newer, smaller companies that are growing quickly in this marketplace,” said Gerald L. Gordon, president and CEO of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA). “It also shows the value that companies of all sizes put on the kinds of business assets and quality of life that Fairfax County offers.”