Deputy County Manager
In October 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. In addition, he served as Acting Deputy County Manager from November 2009 - May 2010. Previously, Mark served as deputy chief financial officer.
An Arlington resident since 1985, Mark brings an extensive background in financial management, strategic planning and administration. Before coming to Arlington in December 2005, Mark served 12 years in the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Executive Office of the President. As branch chief, he was responsible for directing and supervising staff in their work with the Department of the Treasury, financial regulators and the District of Columbia. Additionally, Mark was responsible for formulation and execution of portions of the President’s budget, legislative proposals, regulations and testimony.
Prior to OMB, Mark served as counsel on the Senate Judiciary Committee, where he helped assess judicial and Justice Department nominees' competence and integrity. His responsibilities also included serving as a liaison with Congressional members, staff, public interest groups and Justice Department officials. He also worked as an attorney with the law firm Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer, and Feld, and with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Mark holds a B.A. from Harvard University, and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law.
Mark lives in Arlington’s Ashton Heights neighborhood with his family. Since moving to Arlington County, Mark has been deeply involved with the community, serving on the Arlington County Fiscal Affairs Advisory Committee, the Ashton Heights Civic Association, the Parent/Teacher Association at both Longbranch Elementary School and Thomas Jefferson Middle School. He was appointed by the Arlington County School Board to the School Budget Advisory Group for 2005.
County Manager's Office
2100 Clarendon Blvd., Suite 302
Arlington, VA 22201