Arlington County names new planning director
Anthony Fusarelli Jr. will start in early June
Arlington County has promoted Anthony Fusarelli Jr., a 15-year veteran planning employee, to planning director effective in early June, the county announced May 6.
Fusarelli started as a principal planner with the county in 2006. Most recently he served as assistant director of the county Department of Community Planning, Housing and Development.
Fusarelli was chosen after a national search. County Manager Mark Schwartz cited his experience and work with the community on long-term plans.
The county also credited Fusarelli with spearheading the first Crystal City Sector Plan in 2010 and managing the the Realize Rosslyn planning process, an update to that sector plan in 2015.
“I’m grateful and excited to help advance Arlington’s evolution towards a better, more inclusive community,” Fusarelli said in a statement.
Fusarelli received his bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture from University of Massachusetts Amherst and his master’s degree in regional planning from Cornell University. He has an accreditation from the American Institute of Certified Planners and is an alumnus of ULI Washington’s Regional Land Use Leadership Institute.