Fairfax City Profile


The City of Fairfax has a Council-Manager form of government. The Mayor and six Council members are elected every two years on an at-large, non-partisan basis. The City Manager is appointed by the City Council and serves as the chief administrative officer of the city government.

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Located in the center of Fairfax County, in Northern Virginia.

Size and Population

  • 6.3 square miles
  • 24,552, July 1, 2018 population estimate (Weldon Cooper Center)

NVRC Representative

Hon. Catherine S. Read

Catherine Read