Longtime Fairfax Planning Commission Member Passes Away

George Lilly, of Dranesville District, served as chairman of the planning commission.


UPDATE 10:18 pm: A Memorial Service for Mr. Lilly will be held at 2 pm. Saturday, August 25,  at the Lewinsville Presbyterian  Church, where he was a long-time member.

ORIGINAL STORY 5:57 am Lt. Col. George M. Lilly, USMC, Ret., 90, of Falls Church, who was very active in the McLean community, died July 1 at Winchester Medical Center.

Lilly was first appointed to the Fairfax Planning Commission in October 1967 by the Board of Supervisors, according to the planning commission.

After the Board reorganized the Planning Commission under the Urban County Executive form of government, he was reappointed in January 1968 to represent the Dranesville District upon a motion by then Supervisor Harriet Bradley. Lilly served on the commission through 1972 and then later from 1981-1988 upon a motion by then Supervisor Nancy Falck.

Lilly served as the commission chairman in 1971 and from 1984-1988, having also served as vice chairman, secretary, and parliamentarian. He was a member of the Planning Commission/Board of Supervisors Subcommittee on the Comprehensive Plan.

He served on the Planning Commission at a time of explosive growth in Fairfax County.

He moved to Fairfax County in 1957. Lilly served as the vice president of the Haycock Citizens Association; president, Haycock School PTA; president, first vice president, and director at large, McLean Citizens Association; member, McLean Citizens Association committee to establish the McLean Community Center; chairman, McLean Area Annual Plan Review Task Force; member, McLean Planning Committee, and member, Pimmit Run Council.

Lilly was a lawyer with the Office of the Solicitor, U.S. Department of Labor.  He also served as a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve.

Funeral arrangements were handled by Enders & Shirley Funeral Home, in Berryville.


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