Fairfax County Executive Anthony Griffin, who has held that position since 2000, in April.
Sharon Bulova (D), chairman of the board of supervisors, told the Washington Post: "Tony's known for his integrity and his honesty. You know when you’re working with him he has no agenda."
School Superintendent Jack Dale next year, which means and have to search for new administrators.
"He was a phenomenal leader during these very difficult budget challenges we've had over the past four years," "Tony has been an institution and we all would prefer that he was staying."
A former Marine, Griffin worked for six years as city manager of Falls Church. He left in 1989 to become deputy county executive in Fairfax County.