Ms. Donnellan was named County Manager in October, 2010, becoming the first woman named County Manager in Arlington. She began her career with the County in 1983. Under Ms. Donnellan’s leadership, Arlington County has successfully implemented nationally-recognized Smart Growth planning policies and continued the sound financial policies that have earned the County its triple-Aaa bond rating for many years.
Murray “Jay” Farr was appointed Acting Deputy County Manager in June 2013. Prior to his appointment, Jay served in the Arlington County Police Department (ACPD) for 23 years.
In Oct. 2010, Mark Schwartz was named Deputy County Manager. Prior to this position, Mark served as Director of the Department of Management Finance (DMF) and Chief Financial Officer.