Alexandria City Council
As the governing body of the City of Alexandria, City Council determines the needs to be addressed and the degree of service to be provided by the administrative branch of the City government.
The Mayor is elected on a separate ballot from the other members of Council every three years, at the same election. The Mayor presides over meetings of the Council and serves as the ceremonial head of government. The Mayor does not have the power to veto Council action. Council members traditionally choose the person receiving the most votes in the election to serve as Vice Mayor. In the absence or disability of the Mayor, the Vice Mayor performs the mayoral duties. Any in-term vacancy is filled by a special election unless the vacancy occurs within six months of the end of the term, at which time a judicial appointment is made. More About City Government...
To reach the Mayor and Members of City Council, call 703.746.4500, or send a group e-mail to the Mayor and Members of City Council. To email a Member or Aide individually, use the links within each bio below. Biographical information presented here is provided by City Council staff.
City Council Priorities
Alexandria City Council has adopted six priorities that have been used to provide a cohesive framework for budget and policy decisions for each fiscal year. These priorities were developed based upon City Council discussion at a Council Retreat held in January 2022, and follow-up discussions at Council meetings.
City Council Meetings
The Alexandria City Council welcomes public input on matters of concern to the community. To speak at a meeting of City Council, go to the docket for that meeting. If the meeting will include an opportunity for public comment, it will be noted near the top of the docket. All those wishing to speak at a meeting, must register in advance.
View a list of upcoming City Council meetings, work sessions and scheduled events.
Review upcoming and archived meeting dockets, agendas, and minutes; watch live and archived meeting webcasts; and check the calendar schedules for City Council meetings and work sessions.
SPEAK AT A MEETING
- Complete a speaker's form online at least one day ahead or at the meeting before speaking
- Call the City Clerk's Office at 703.746.4550
Statements of Economic Interests
Pursuant to §2.2-3115 of the Code of Virginia, incumbent members of City Council file a Statement of Economic Interests with the City Clerk. The filing is due annually on or before February 1.
Campaign Finance Disclosures
View the campaign finance reports for candidates for Alexandria City Council.
City Council Assignments
Appointment of City Council Members to Boards and Commissions.