Mark Schwartz became County Manager in January 2016 after serving six months as Acting County Manager. He is a former Deputy County Manager and Director of the Department of Management & Finance.
Gabriela Acurio was appointed Deputy County Manager in May 2015 and has served Arlington County since 1984. She has lead responsibility for planning and development in the County.
Michelle Cowan has been working as a Deputy County Manager since July 1, 2015. Prior to this position, Michelle has served Arlington County as the Director of Management and Finance.
Carol Mitten was appointed Deputy County Manager in December 2014. Prior to joining Arlington County, she served as the Executive Director for Urban Affairs and Headquarters Consolidation at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
James Schwartz was appointed Deputy County Manager in September 2015, overseeing public safety and technology. For 11 years, he served as Arlington Fire Chief.