City of Alexandria
C. Smedberg, first elected to the Alexandria City Council in
2003, was re-elected to a fourth term in 2012.
He served on the City’s highly visible Economic
Sustainability Committee which offered long range and short
term solutions to assure Alexandria’s economic viability
during the current economic downturn. He is a member of the
Northern Virginia Regional Commission, the NVTA Planning
Committee, the Alexandria Marketing Committee and the City
Waterfront Committee. He co-chaired the 2010-2011 Alexandria
Strategic Plan which serves as a guide for directing
financial resources and analyzing program effectiveness. As
co-chair of the Council’s Legislative Subcommittee he
monitored proposed state and federal legislation of interest
to the City.
With the Mayor he is on the Pension &
Employee Compensation Committee and serves on the Board of
Governors of the Alexandria Convention & Visitors
A member of the VRE Operations Board since 2005, he
was elected Secretary of the Board in 2010 and previously
served as Treasurer.
Professionally he is Director of Policy & Public
Affairs at the American Society of Nephrology.
Mr. Smedberg earned degrees in economics and history from
Allegheny College and is a Fellow, Sorenson Institute for
Political Leadership at the University of Virginia. In
2010 he was named an Outstanding Virginian by Equality
City of Falls Church
F. Snyder was first elected to the Falls Church City Council
in 1994 and became a NVTC commissioner in that year.
He served as NVTC’s chairman in 2000 and 2007.
He was selected to serve as vice mayor for the city
of Falls Church in 1996 and mayor in 1998 and vice mayor
again in 2010. He
is a vice president and assistant general counsel for the
American Insurance Association, specializing in
international trade and regulatory issues.
Mr. Snyder is a member of the Metropolitan Washington
Air Quality Committee, the Emergency Preparedness Council,
the Council of Governments Transportation Planning Board and
the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority.
He helped coordinate the transportation and
evacuation component of the Regional Emergency Coordination
Plan approved by MWCOG on September 11, 2002. Mr. Snyder
graduated Magna Cum Laude from Dickinson College in
Pennsylvania and graduated from the George Washington
University Law School in Washington, D.C.
After serving as an alternate, Mr. Snyder returned to
NVTC as a Board member in September, 2010.
Mr. Snyder also received the Council of Governments
Scull Award for regional leadership in 2010.
Fisette joined NVTC in March, 1999. He has been a
member of the Arlington County Board since 1998, serving as
chairman in 2001, 2005 and 2010. Mr. Fisette is an
advocate for smart growth and the principles of New
Urbanism, such as the importance of linking land use and
transportation, providing robust transportation options and
designing inviting public spaces. During his tenure as
president of the Virginia Municipal League in 2007-2008, Mr.
Fisette created VML’s Go Green Virginia Initiative.
A former chair of the Metropolitan Washington Council
of Governments (COG), he now chairs COG's Climate,
Energy and Environment Policy Committee, and serves on the
Metropolitan Washington Air Quality Committee. He
represents Arlington on the Greater Washington Initiative of
the Board of Trade and he serves on the Executive Committee
of the Washington District Council of the Urban Land
Institute. He has a M.A. degree in Public and
International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh and
received his B.A. degree from Bucknell University.
Fisette served as chairman of the board in 2012.
Richard H. “Dick” Black
was elected in 2011 to represent the newly formed 13th
District encompassing both parts of Loudoun and Prince
William Counties. He
serves on the Agriculture, Conservation and Natural
Resources; General Laws and Technology; Education and
Health; and Rehabilitation and Social Services Committees in
the Senate. He
attended the University of Florida where he graduated with
honors from the School of Business and also earned a law
degree. Senator Black had a distinguished career in the
Marines and later served as an attorney in the Army for a
total of 31 years of military service.
He was elected to the House of Delegates in 1998
where he represented the 32nd District for eight
years. Among his many legislative accomplishments, he
enacted legislation to build the Route 28 Freeway with ten
new flyovers. Senator
Black was appointed to NVTC in May, 2012.
Sharon Bulova has served 24
years on the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. She
was elected chairman in 2009. Mrs. Bulova is a founder
of the Virginia Railway Express and has served on the VRE
Operations Board since its inception in 1989. She
was appointed by former Gov. Mark Warner to chair the
Governor's Commission on Rail Enhancement for the 21st
Century in the Commonwealth of Virginia, which has resulted
in effective partnerships for investments in rail to fund
projects (both freight and passenger) that have a
significant public benefit.
Mrs. Bulova was appointed by the Metropolitan
Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG) to chair the
Greater Washington 2050 Initiative, culminating in the
Region Forward Compact among COG’s 21 participating
jurisdictions. Region Forward promotes better regional
planning and smart growth strategies. She is a
member of the MWCOG’s Air Quality Committee and
Development Planning Committee, the Northern Virginia
Regional Commission and the Northern Virginia Transportation
Comstock was first elected in 2009, to represent
the 34th District (Great Falls, parts of McLean, Vienna and
Potomac Falls) in the Virginia House of Delegates. She
currently serves on the Transportation Committee, the
Science and Technology Committee and the Commerce and Labor
Her past work experience includes serving as Chief
Counsel for the House Government Reform and Oversight
Committee; and as Director of the Office of Public Affairs
for the U.S. Department of Justice (2002-2003).
She also served as a senior aide to Congressman Frank
Wolf (R-Va10). Delegate Comstock graduated from Georgetown
University Law Center and Middlebury College with a B.A. in
Political Science. Delegate Comstock joined NVTC in May,
2010. She is also a small businesswoman and a founder of
Comstock Strategies, a public relations and government
John C. Cook was sworn in as
a member of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors,
representing the Braddock District, in March, 2009.
Mr. Cook is a former president of the Kings Park
Civic Association, where he designed and implemented a
community revitalization program.
He is also a former board member of his local PTA and
former coach for the Braddock Road Youth Club. In 2008 he
was named the Braddock District “Community Champion” by
Volunteer Fairfax. Mr. Cook is the managing partner of the
Fairfax law firm Cook Kitts & Francuzenko.
He is a former chair of the Employment Law Section of
the Fairfax County Bar Association and a member of the New
York State and the Virginia bar associations, the Virginia
State Bar and the District of Columbia Bar. He is a mediator
for the District of Columbia Superior Court and a
conciliator for the Fairfax Circuit Court. He received his
B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from Gettysburg College, where
he was selected as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He received
his J.D. degree from The George Washington University.
He also serves on the Northern Virginia Regional
Commission and the VRE Operations Board. He was appointed to
NVTC in January, 2010.
W. Dyke, Jr., is a partner in the law firm of McGuire Woods
He previously served as Virginia’s Secretary of
Education under former Governor Wilder and as a Domestic
Policy Advisor to former Vice President Walter Mondale. He
has served as chairman to several organizations, including
the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce, the Northern
Virginia Business Roundtable, the Northern Virginia
Community College Educational Foundation, and the Emerging
Business Forum. He served as chairman of the Greater
Washington Board of Trade for 2010. During his term, he was
co-chair of the Joint WMATA Governance Review Task Force.
Mr. Dyke has served or is serving on various commissions and
committees including the State Council of Higher Education
in Virginia (SCHEV), the Commission to Restructure
Virginia's Tax Structure, the Board of Directors of the
Maryland Chamber of Commerce, the Governor’s Commission on
Economic Development and Job Creation (VA), the Governor’s
Independent Bipartisan Advisory Commission on Redistricting
(VA), and as chairman of the Board of Trustees of the
University of the District of Columbia.
Mr. Dyke earned his B.A. and J.D. from Howard
University and in addition has five Honorary Degrees. Mr.
Dyke joined NVTC as Virginia’s Secretary of
Transportation’s designee on October 6, 2011.
City of Alexandria
William D. Euille has served
on the Alexandria City Council since 1994 and was re-elected
in 1997 (vice mayor) and 2000. In 2003 he was elected to a
three-year term as mayor and re-elected in 2006, 2009
and 2012 for
another three years. He co-chairs the Alexandria Welfare
Reform Committee (Alexandria Works!).
He represents Alexandria on the WMATA Board of
Directors, the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority
and as President of the Virginia Transit Association (
). Mr. Euille is President/CEO of Wm. D. Euille &
Associates, Inc., an
construction services firm. Mr. Euille received a B.S.
degree in accounting from
. He joined NVTC
in July, 2000 and served as its chairman in 2004, 2008 and
2011, as well as secretary-treasurer in 2006 and 2009, and
as vice-chairman in 2010.
John Foust was appointed to
the NVTC in January, 2009. He represents the Dranesville
District on the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. He is
Chairman of the Board’s Audit and Economic Advisory
Committees and Vice Chairman of the Board’s Budget
Committee. In addition to NVTC, he represents Fairfax County
on several regional boards and commissions including the
Route 28 Highway Transportation Improvement District
Commission, the Mosaic Community Development Authority, the
Phase I and Phase II Dulles Rail Transportation Improvement
District Commissions, the Metropolitan Washington Council of
Governments, and the National Capital Region Emergency
Preparedness Council. Before joining the Board of
Supervisors, John practiced law in Northern Virginia for 27
years and was active in several civic associations and
advisory boards including the Fairfax County Environmental
Quality Advisory Council, the McLean Citizens Association
and the Boy Scouts of America. He has a degree in Economics
from the University of Pittsburgh, an MBA degree from West
Virginia College of Graduate Studies, and a law degree from
George Washington University.
City of Fairfax
Jeffrey C. Greenfield is
serving his ninth term as a member of Fairfax City Council.
He serves on the Washington Metropolitan Council of
Governments’ Board of Directors, the COG Metropolitan
Development Policy and the Northern Virginia Transportation
lifelong resident of the city, Mr. Greenfield is a small
business owner. He
received both his B.A. in political science and his M.P.A.
in public administration from George Mason University.
M. Hudgins (Cathy) is serving her fourth term on the Fairfax
County Board of Supervisors, representing the Hunter Mill
Currently, she serves as chair of the Human Services
and the Housing and Community Development Committees.
Supervisor Hudgins is a smart growth advocate and
works to obtain mix use development that integrates the
environment, transportation and housing with the goal of
creating sustainable communities.
She has been honored for her leadership and work in
transportation, mental health and affordable housing,
including recognition as the 2011 Public Official of the
Year by Virginia Transit Association.
Supervisor Hudgins serves on several other regional
and state boards, which include chairman of the Washington
Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, chairman of the Board
of Directors for the Virginia Association of Counties, and
member and former 2007 chair of the National Capital Region
Transportation Planning Board.
She holds a Master of Public Administration degree
from George Mason University and a BS degree in mathematics
education from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. She
joined NVTC in January, 2004 and served as chairman in 2010.
Mary Hynes was appointed by the Northern
Virginia Transportation Commission to the WMATA Board in
January 2011 as a Principal Director representing Arlington.
She currently serves as a Virginia Alternate Member
representing Arlington. She was elected to the Arlington
County Board in November 2007 and was Chair of the Board in
2012. Previously, Ms. Hynes served on the Arlington School
Board from 1995 to 2006. She serves as Chair of The Region
Forward Coalition and is a member of the Emergency
Preparedness Committee of the Metropolitan Washington
Council of Governments (COG). She is also actively involved
in the Virginia Municipal League, serving as a member of the
VML Executive Committee. For the fifth year she continues as
an Arlington representative on the Northern Virginia
"Jim" LeMunyon was first elected to the Virginia
House of Delegates in November 2009. He serves on
three committees: General Laws, Education, and
Transportation. Delegate LeMunyon is a Deputy Whip for
the Republican majority. He also serves on the
Transportation Accountability (Technology Subcommittee
Chair), the Code Commission (Vice-Chair), and the Freedom of
Information Act Advisory Council (Vice-Chair). As a
technology company entrepreneur for more than 20 years,
Delegate LeMunyon has started and continues to
help build technology businesses. Presently, he is an
adviser to the Computer and Communications Industry
Association. Delegate LeMunyon graduated from Valparaiso
University with a B.S. in physics and mathematics. He earned
a M.S. in meteorology at the University of Wisconsin on a
NASA scholarship. He joined NVTC in May 2014.
Jeffrey C. McKay was first
elected to the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors in 2007
and began his second term on January 1, 2012.
He was appointed to NVTC in January, 2008.
Supervisor McKay chairs the Fairfax County Board’s
Transportation Committee, Legislative Committee, and
co-chairs the Board’s committee on Community
Revitalization and Reinvestment.
He serves on the VACO Regional Board of Directors,
and is a former board member of United Community Ministries
(UCM) and the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Committee
on Reapportionment. Supervisor
McKay is a sworn Reserve Deputy Sheriff for Fairfax County.
He also serves as an alternate to the Virginia
Transit Association and VRE Operations Board.
Supervisor McKay earned a B.A. in Public
Administration from James Madison University and is a
graduate of the Sorensen Institute of Political Leadership
at the University of Virginia.
Randall Minchew, known to all as "Randy",
serves as a Delegate for the Virginia’s 10th District.
He serves on several House Committees, including Courts of
Justice, Privileges and Elections, and Transportation.
Delegate Minchew is a founding member and two-term Chairman
of the Loudoun County Economic Development Commission as
well as a founding member and chair of the Rural Economic
Development Task Force. He studied public policy and
economics at Duke University and studied law at Washington
& Lee University. He has an established law practice in
Leesburg. Delegate Minchew joined NVTC in May 2014.
Kenneth D. Reid was
elected to represent the Leesburg District on the Loudoun
County Board of Supervisors in 2011. He is
co-chairman of the Joint Board of Supervisors-School Board
Committee and is a member of the Finance, Government
Services and Operations Committee. He also serves on the
Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments' Region
Forward Coalition, the Northern Virginia Manpower Consortium
Workforce Investment Board and the Loudoun County Annexation
Area Development Policy Committee.
long-time civic activist in the transportation field in the
greater Washington region, Mr. Reid has organized
citizen-action groups to support the completion of
Battlefield Parkway, the paving of Sycolin Road to Ashburn,
and the promotion of bus rapid transit and express toll
lanes in the Dulles Corridor.
Mr. Reid received a bachelor's degree in
political science from Rutgers and a master's degree in
journalism from the University of Missouri.
By profession, Mr. Reid is editor, publisher and
owner of Washington Information Source Company, a newsletter
publishing and book distribution business. He became a
NVTC commissioner in January of 2012.
Thomas Davis Rust was appointed
to NVTC in June of 2006. He has served as a member of
the Virginia House of Delegates since 2002. Prior to
that time he served as a Town Councilman and Mayor of the
Town of Herndon. Delegate Rust serves on the
Transportation, Education, Commerce and Labor, and Science
and Technology Committees of the House of Delegates.
He chairs subcommittees on both Education and
Transportation. Rust has a Bachelor of Science degree in
Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech, a Master of Science in
Public Works Engineering from George Washington University,
and a Master of Planning in Urban and Environmental Planning
from the University of Virginia. In his professional
career he is chairman of the Board of Directors of Patton
Harris Rust and Associates (a Pennoni company), a regional
Mid-Atlantic engineering firm. Rust is a licensed
Professional Engineer and a Certified Planner.
J. Walter Tejada has served on the Arlington County Board since March 2003. He served as Vice-Chairman in 2007 and 2012, and as Chairman to the Board in 2008 and 2013. Mr. Tejada represents Arlington County on the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments’ (COG) Board of Directors, the Virginia Railway Express Operations Board (VRE), the National Association of Counties (NACO) Justice and Public Safety Steering Committee, the Virginia Association of Counties (VACO) Board of Directors and the Administration of Government, Public Safety and Telecommunications Steering Committee, the Hispanics for a Fair Judiciary Advisory Committee, and the Smithsonian National Museum of American History Latino Advisory Council. Born in El Salvador, Mr. Tejada moved to the United States at the age of 13. He studied Government and Communication at George Mason University and has worked as an investigator, a business consultant and as a Congressional Aide. Mr. Tejada joined NVTC in January 2014.
2014 Senator Jennifer Wexton began serving the 33rd
District, which covers Fairfax and Loudoun Counties. She
serves on the Agriculture, Conservation and Natural
Resources; Courts of Justice; Privileges and Elections; and
Rehabilitation and Social Services Committees. From 2001 to
2005, Ms. Wexton served as an Assistant Commonwealth’s
Attorney for Loudoun County and then went into private
practice remaining committed to public service. In 2010, Ms.
Wexton was selected by the Chief Judge of the Loudoun
Circuit Court to serve as a Substitute Judge in the District
Court. A native of the Washington area, Senator Wexton
graduated with honors from the University of Maryland in
College Park and earned her law degree from the College of
William and Mary. Senator Wexton joined NVTC in May 2014.
Alternate, State Appointee
Mitchell is the Director of the Virginia Department of Rail
and Public Transportation (DRPT). Prior to joining DPRT, she
was an Assistant Vice President with Parsons Brinckerhoff, a
transportation consulting firm. Ms. Mitchell has over twenty
years of experience working on transportation projects based
in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region. Prior to
joining PB, she worked with DRPT and the Metropolitan
Washington Airports Authority as Deputy Project Director for
the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project, which began
construction in 2008. Ms. Mitchell is an Eno Transportation
Foundation Fellow and a member of the Eno Foundation’s
Board of Regents. She also serves on the American Public
Transportation Association’s Policy and Planning
Committee, as Chair of APTA’s Metropolitan Planning
Subcommittee, and as secretary of the Women’s
Transportation Seminar’s International Board. Ms. Mitchell
has a Masters in regional planning from the University of
North Carolina - Chapel Hill, and a Bachelor of urban
planning from University of Virginia. Ms. Mitchell joined
NVTC as an alternate in January 2014.
Alternate, City of Falls Church
Phil Duncan is a member of
the Falls Church City Council.
Prior to his election in 2012, he was chairman of the
Citizens’ Advisory Committee on Transportation and vice
chairman of the Falls Church Chamber of Commerce.
He currently serves as an alternate member to the
Transportation Planning Board, the Northern Virginia
Regional Commission, and the Northern Virginia
Transportation Authority. Mr. Duncan is the founder of
Civicatalyst Communications, which provides public relations
and outreach serves to educational and civic organizations.
He is a graduate of Davidson College.
Alternate, City of Alexandria
served on the Alexandria City Council from 2006-2009 and was
again elected in 2012. Mr.
Lovain serves as chair of the Washington Area Transit
Industry Representatives Task Force, chair of the Public
Ferry Coalition, and treasurer of the Board of Directors of
the Coalition for America’s Gateways and Trade Corridors.
Mr. Lovain is Vice Present and General Counsel of
Denny Miller Associates, a government relations consulting
firm in Washington, D.C., where he has worked for 28 years,
mostly representing public transportation clients.
Mr. Lovain received a B.A. with honors in political
science from the University of Chicago, an M.A. in politics
from Princeton University, and a J.D. with honors for the
University of Washington Law School.
Mr. Lovain is also an alternate on the VRE Operations
Alternate, City of Falls Church
Karen R. Oliver is
a member of the Falls Church City Council. Ms. Oliver serves
as an Alternate on the Council of Governments Transportation
Planning Board and the Northern Virginia Transportation
Authority. Ms. Oliver earned her bachelors degree in
engineering at Swarthmore College, and her masters in
business administration with a concentration in finance at
the Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA. Other
post graduate education includes one year of French studies
at the Centre Universitaire d’Etudes Francaises,
Universite de Cocody in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire and
non-degree graduate study as a spousal associate of the
Michigan Journalism Fellowship Program, at the University of
Michigan. Ms. Oliver currently works in nonprofit management
with the Washington, DC consulting firm Orr Associates.