County Manager Mark Schwartz

Arlington County Manager Mark Schwartz speaks to County Board members.

Arlington County Manager Mark Schwartz will earn $282,489 in 2020, an increase of 4.5 percent, based on a contract amendment approved Jan. 25 by County Board members.

Schwartz in 2015 succeeded Barbara Donnellan on an interim basis, and was selected from among five finalists as permanent county manager in early 2016. He has served on the government staff since 2005.

Schwartz is the 12th county manager since Arlington assumed its current governance structure in 1932.

In addition to Schwartz, County Board members on Jan. 25 also approved contract revisions for the county attorney, clerk to the County Board and county auditor – the only staff positions directly under board control.