Storck looking for applicants to be next Mount Vernon planning commissioner

Planning Commission at Fairfax County Government Center

The Fairfax County Planning Commission meets at the county governmental center. (Fairfax County image)

The Mount Vernon magisterial district will be getting a new planning commissioner, Supervisor Dan Storck announced earlier this month. 

Storck is looking for applicants to replace Earl Flanagan, who has been the Mount Vernon district’s planning commissioner since 2006. His current four-year term ends at the end of the year. There is no set term limit for planning commissioners, and supervisors can replace them at their discretion. 

“As a new Supervisor, Supervisor Storck has decided to open the selection process to provide an opportunity for any District residents interested in this position to be considered,” said Christine Morin, Storck’s chief of staff. “While Commissioner Flanagan has very ably served [Mount Vernon district], it is very important to Supervisor Storck that any [district] resident so interested could be considered. He always tries to remain open to new ideas and change that can benefit the district.”

There are 12 planning commissioners, one for each of the nine magisterial districts and three at-large members. The position pays a stipend of $23,000 a year.

Any Mount Vernon district residents interested in the position must send a resume and cover letter to by Monday, Oct. 30.

The hiring process will follow the following schedule, according to Storck’s office:

October 30: Cover Letter and Resume due at MVD Office by 5pm
November 2: Candidate contacts initiated
November 13-18: District Selection Advisory Committee interviews
November 30: Planning Commissioner announced