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Barbara Byron

Barbara Byron

Barbara Byron is a registered Landscape Architect with has a Master’s Degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Virginia and is an AICP.Between 1986 and 2007, Ms. Byron was the Director of the Fairfax County, Virginia, Zoning Evaluation Division in the Department of Planning and Zoning.� In that position, she was responsible for direction and oversight of the 400 to 500 rezoning, special exception, special permit, and variance applications that are presented to and decided by the Board of Supervisors, Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals each year.�In 2007, she assumed responsibility for a new office that was created in Fairfax County – the Office of Community Revitalization.� In that capacity, she heads an office charged with the revitalization of the County’s older commercial and mixed use areas, including leading the County’s efforts to redevelop Tysons from an auto-oriented edge city into a pedestrian oriented urban environment.� In addition, she has a primary role in the County’s public/private partnerships including the formulation of Community Development Authorities and Tax Increment Financing initiatives, including leading the County’s efforts on the Mosaic at Merrifield development.��Prior to her experience in FairfaxCounty, Ms. Byron was an associate at EDAW, Inc., an international landscape architecture and planning firm.