Mark Schwartz was named County Manager by the Arlington County Board in January 2016 after serving as Acting County Manager the previous six months. He was a Deputy County Manager from October 2010 through June 30, 2015, and was named Acting Deputy County Manager in November 2009. Mark joined County government in December 2005, serving as deputy chief financial officer and later as Director of the Department of Management Finance and Chief Financial Officer before joining the Office of the County Manager.
An Arlington resident since 1985, Mark has an extensive background in financial management, strategic planning and administration. Before coming to Arlington in December 2005, Mark served as a branch chief at the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Executive Office of the President; counsel on the United States Senate Judiciary Committee; an attorney with a private law firm; and, as an attorney with the United States Department of Agriculture.
Mark holds a B.A. from Harvard University, and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law. He lives in Arlington’s Ashton Heights neighborhood and has resided in Arlington for 34 years.