New year will bring new Fairfax county executive

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A new county executive is coming to Fairfax.

Bryan Hill will start the job on January 2. The County Board of Supervisors appointed Hill Tuesday to replace Edward L. Long. Long retired in September. Kirk Kincannon is currently serving as acting county executive.

Hill is currently the administrator and clerk to the Board of Supervisors in James City County, Va. He’s served in that position since 2014. Prior to that he was deputy county administrator in Beaufort County, S.C.

“The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors is pleased to welcome Bryan Hill to Team Fairfax,” says Board of Supervisors Chairman Sharon Bulova. “Bryan brings impressive leadership, management, communications and budget experience to the table, and we look forward to working alongside him. Fairfax County is on a great track, and we are confident Bryan will continue to build upon a foundation of excellence for both our workforce and county residents.”

AAA ratings

In James City County Hill has been responsible for oversight of staff, major infrastructure projects, economic development, transportation initiatives and the development and implementation of the county’s first strategic plan. He recently led the realignment of the county’s debt portfolio, which resulted in AAA ratings from each of the three major bond rating agencies.

Hill also has served as the vice chancellor for finance and operations at the University of South Carolina’s Beaufort/Bluffton Campus, and as the director of finance for the University of Maryland’s Office of Information and Technology as well as director of administration for the Department of Aerospace Engineering. He has a bachelor’s degree in public administration from Alfred University and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Southern California.

Hill is the recipient of an award for academic excellence from the American Association of Budget and Program Analysts, and while at the University of Maryland, he earned the A. James Clark School of Engineering Staff Award and a commendation from the Department of Aerospace Engineering at its 50th anniversary celebration.

Hill will receive an annual salary of $250,000.

 

 

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