County Manager

The County Manager is the principal administrative officer of the County and is responsible for making professional recommendations to the County Board, and to implement the vision and carry out policies determined by the County Board, and for the day-to-day operations and management of a broad range of county services.

Barbara Donnellan is County Manager of Arlington County, Virginia. Ms. Donnellan began her career with Arlington County in 1983. Ms. Donnellan served as Director of Management and Finance (DMF) from January 2000 to October 2006, after serving as Acting Director since March of 1999. Previously, she was Senior Tax Policy Coordinator for five years, working with the business community resolving complex County tax-related issues.

There are five divisions of the County Manager’s Office:

The County Manager also oversees the 12 departments which have been authorized by the County Board.  (See County Departments under the County Government tab on the front page of this site).

The County Manager’s office is located at 2100 Clarendon Blvd, Ste 302.  The office main line is 703-228-3120.