Storck announces new 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)

Walter C. Clarke has been picked to be the next Mount Vernon District planning commissioner, Mount Vernon Supervisor Dan Storck announced Thursday night. 

Walter C. Clarke

Clarke is the current president of the Southeast Fairfax Development Corporation, and is employed as a vice president of Burke & Herbert Bank. Clarke was co-chairman of the Embark Richmond Highway advisory group, and sits on the board of the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce. 

Clarke’s term will be begin April 1, 2018, Strock said.

“The selection of Mr. Clarke as the next Commissioner is a natural next step in his service to the Mount Vernon District,” Storck said in a press release. “I am certain Mr. Clarke will bring excellent leadership and knowledge, combined with a calm, thoughtful personality and strong sense of community to the Commission.”

Clarke will replace Earl Flanagan, whose term expires at the end of the year. Flanagan had been the Mount Vernon planning commissioner since 2006. Storck said Flanagan “has agreed to work closely with Mr. Clarke over the coming months to ensure a smooth transition of upcoming matters and continued support, as needed.”

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.