Dave Tarter

Sierra Club Endorses Dave Tarter for Falls Church City Council

The Sierra Club announced today that it is endorsing the candidacy of Falls Church Mayor and local commercial real estate lawyer P. David “Dave” Tarter for Falls Church City Council.

In endorsing Tarter, the Sierra Club praised his “solid understanding of the value of smart growth, bicycling/walking/transit options, and use of LEED in commercial developments.”

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In Annual ‘State of the City’ Review, Mayor Tarter Upbeat & Optimistic

Originally posted in the Falls Church News Press by Nicholas F. Benton on September 3, 2015

You would be hard pressed to find anyone more enthusiastic and optimistic about the future of the City of Falls Church than her current mayor, David Tarter.

Even though he’s charted an independent course during his first four years on the Council, including the last two as mayor, he was unreserved in this enthusiasm for the Little City and its prospects in what has become a Falls Church tradition – the annual late summer “State of the City” interview with the mayor conducted by the Falls Church News-Press.

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Director of Elections Qualifies Dave Tarter’s Candidacy

Mayor and City Council Member, David Tarter, announced that his candidacy for the Falls Church City Council has been qualified by the Director of Elections.

In making the announcement, Tarter said, “I am honored to have had the privilege of serving the Falls Church community as Mayor and City Council Member over the past years. I am pleased with the progress the City has made during my time in office, but much more work remains to be done. ”

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David Tarter is Running for Falls Church City Council in 2015

It has been my great honor and privilege to serve on the Falls Church City Council these past years. The City is a special place that my family and I are proud to call home.

During my time on Council and as Mayor, we have made significant progress throughout the City in areas such as economic development, schools, stormwater and other infra-structure, walkability, and parks. Despite our progress, much additional work remains to be done.

I look forward to the opportunity to meet you and discuss the issues that are important to you and to making our great City an even better place to live.

Dave Tarter

Tarter, Shields Meet McAuliffe in Richmond

Originally published in the Falls Church News Press on February 18, 2015

Mayor David Tarter, City Manager Wyatt Shields, and Economic Development Director Rick Goff met with Governor Terry McAuliffe at the Executive Mansion in Richmond last week. They were invited to participate in discussions focused on economic development along with representatives from other Northern Virginia cities and counties Topics discussed with the Governor included the impact of federal budget sequestration, regional transportation issues, Inova Health System’s acquisition of the Exxon Mobil Corp. headquarters in Merrifield, and ways to work together to expand our region’s tax base and create new jobs.

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Mayor Says F.C. ‘Up to the Challenge’ For Growth Needed to Support Schools

Originally published in the Falls Church News Press – August 27, 2014

While exploring opportunities for economic development, Falls Church Mayor David Tarter told the News-Press this week he believes the City is “up to the challenge” of promoting economic growth to meet an array of interrelated pressures, including the growing needs of its school system. “Ultimately, we can and must continue to support our schools,” he said.

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Falls Church Faces Many Challenges Ahead

Originally published in the Falls Church News Press by David Tarter on January 23, 2014

First of all, I would like to thank the citizens and City Council of Falls Church for giving me the opportunity to serve you. I am honored and humbled by the confidence placed in me. As Mayor, I am but one of seven members on the Council, nonetheless, I appreciate the opportunity to share my thoughts about the coming year.

We are emerging from tough economic times, and have many challenges before us.

These challenges include maintaining the excellence of our schools in an era of explosive enrollment growth, among the highest growth in the region. Years of austerity have led to pent-up demand for capital improvements for the schools, the library, City Hall and other facilities. We must find ways to satisfy this demand while continuing to provide high quality core services to our community.

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City of Falls Church Starts New Year with New Mayor

Originally published in the Falls Church Patch by Mary Ann Barton on January 7, 2014

The City of Falls Church City Council elected council member David Tarter as mayor, and council member David Snyder as vice mayor Monday night at its special meeting. Snyder has previously served as mayor and vice mayor.

You can read more about the new mayor on his “Meet Dave” page from his campaign Web site.

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