J. Walter Tejada Named 2013 Chair of Arlington County Board

  • Jay Fisette named vice-chair
  • Traditional New Year’s Day organizational meeting set for Jan. 1, 11am

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Arlington County Board today announced its intent to elect J. Walter Tejada its chair for 2013. A longtime Arlington County resident, Mr. Tejada was first elected to the County Board in 2003, and was re-elected in 2007 and 2011. He served as chairman of the Board in 2008 and vice-chair in 2007 and 2012.

The Board made the announcement during its last legislative session of 2012.

The County Board also named Jay Fisette vice-chair for 2013. Jay Fisette has been a resident of Arlington since 1983 and a member of the Arlington County Board since January 1998. Mr. Fisette served as chairman in 2001, 2005 and 2010.

New Year’s Day Organizational Meeting

On Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, the Arlington County Board will hold its traditional New Year’s Day organizational meeting, during which Chair-elect Tejada and Board Members will outline their priorities for the year. The public is invited to join this unique meeting – the only local government that “gets to work” on the New Year’s holiday.

Arlington County Board Organizational Meeting
Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, 11:00 a.m.
2100 Clarendon Blvd., Room 307
Arlington, VA 22201

Arlington Va., is a world-class residential, business and tourist location that was originally part of the “10 miles square” parcel of land surveyed in 1791 to be the Nation's Capital. Slightly smaller than 26 square miles, it is the geographically smallest self-governing county in the United States, and one of only a handful with the prized Aaa/AAA/AAA bond rating. Arlington maintains a rich variety of stable neighborhoods and quality schools, and has received numerous awards for Smart Growth and transit-oriented development. Home to some of the most influential organizations in the world — including the Pentagon — Arlington stands out as one of America's preeminent places to live, visit and do business.