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Convention and Visitors Association Board of Governors


The Alexandria Convention and Visitors Association, Inc. Board of Governors will promote the facilities, restaurants, attractions, retail businesses and events of the City in order to maximize tax revenues and to share the unique heritage of the City with visitors. Members of the ACVA Board of Governors must be members of the Alexandria Convention and Visitors Association.

Number of Members:



  • 1 Attraction Representative
  • 1 Historic/Preservation Representative
  • 2 Hotel Owner/Manager Representatives
  • 2 National or International Trade or Professional Assn. Exec. (one of which will be from the tourism industry)
  • 2 Restaurant Owner/Manager Representatives
  • 2 Retail Business Owner/Manager Representative
  • 1 Alexandria Hotel Association President
  • 2 At Large Members Mayor or designee City Manager or designee
  • Non-voting ex-officio members:
    • Office of Historic Alexandria Executive Director
    • Chamber of Commerce President
    • AEDP Executive Director
    • KSMET President
    • Eisenhower Avenue Partnership President or Executive Director Potomac West Business Association
    • President Old Town Business Association

Term of Service:

2-year term

City Staff Contact:

Patricia Washington, President and CEO, 703.652.5369

List of Members:

  • Tobias Arff
  • Debra Arnett
  • Emily Baker
  • Richard Casale
  • Annee Gillett
  • Charlotte Hall
  • Susan Hellman
  • Karen Kotowski
  • Stephen Marks
  • Victor Parra
  • Mary Anne Russell
  • Amy Rutherford
  • Paul Smedberg
  • Jeffrey Swedarsky

For further information about the responsibilities of this board or commission, or to apply to serve on this board or commission, contact Jackie Henderson in the City Clerk's Office at 703 746-4550.