Allison Silberberg
Mayor of Alexandria

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“We are all the temporary stewards of this national treasure

        called Alexandria.”

                                                           - Allison Silberberg


Getting things Done!

Maria Andrade and her sons, Hugo and Angel, with Allison Silberberg.


In the spring 2015, Allison met with Maria Andrade and her two sons, Hugo and Angel. At age 7, Hugo (in the center) was trick-or-treating on Russell Road in 2013 when he was struck and nearly killed by a car. Despite three surgeries for a broken leg and kidney damage, Hugo, now age 9, has made a miraculous recovery and has shown great courage. Neighbors on Russell Road reached out to Allison for help. They banded together to make Russell Road safer.

   “Police reports indicate that over 80 accidents, including 16 hit-and-runs, occurred on Russell Road between 2005 and 2013 in which out-of-control vehicles rammed cars, bicyclists, pedestrians, trees, and even a house. However, despite these dangers, and our multiple appeals to the city for help in traffic calming since 2001, all we received were Band-aids.

“In the fall of 2013, we called and emailed several city officials in desperation after a harried delivery driver struck a 7-year-old trick-or-treater in front of our homes. Allison was the only one who personally responded. Not only did she respond, but she stood on our sidewalk during evening rush hour to truly understand the problem that we have been asking city officials to help solve for more than a decade. She worked tirelessly with us, our neighbors, city staff, and the local civic association. Within six months, she transformed our street. We are so grateful. Allison gets things done!”   

                                                 - Chris Tyson and many families of Russell Road


A Champion for Citizens of All Ages

     Passionately committed to seniors, Allison Silberberg stands with supporter Mary Langley.


Recent Media Hits

  1. Alexandria Gazette Packet: Letter to the Editor & Editorial Cartoon on Page 8.

        (January 13, 2016)

  1. Alexandria Gazette Packet: “Alexandria: Big Trouble in Little Businesses

        (January 13, 2016)

  1. The Alexandria Times: “My View: A New Shared Sense of Purpose

        (January 8, 2016)

            Two Attachments:

            - Fauquier County’s Code of Ethics Resolution, adopted in 2004

            - October 28, 2008, Ethics Reform Memo from Councilmen

               Smedberg and Wilson and then-Councilman Krupicka


  1. The Alexandria Times: “Our View: Alexandria Needs Ethics Reform

        (January 8, 2016)

  1. The Alexandria Times: “Mayor Allison Silberberg Rolls Out Ethics

        Proposal” (January 7, 2016)

  1. The Alexandria Times: “New City Council, Mayor Allison Silberberg

        sworn in” (January 7, 2016)

  1. Alexandria Gazette Packet: “Alexandria City Council Gears Up for New Year

        (January 6, 2016)

  1. The Installation/Swearing-In of the Alexandria City Council

        (January 4, 2016)

  1. The Washington Post: “Alexandria vice mayor wins top job

        (November 4, 2015)

  1. Alexandria Gazette Packet: “It’s Mayor Silberberg in Alexandria:

        A ‘new day’ for Silberberg marks an end of era for Mayor Euille

        (November 4, 2015)

  1. The Alexandria Times: “Allison Silberberg wins Mayoral Election, will be

            joined by six other Democrats on City Council” (November 3, 2015)

  1. The Alexandria Times: “Silberberg is a Champion for Local Schools

        by Eileen Cassidy Rivera (October 31, 2015)

  1. Alexandria Gazette Packet: “Time to Start a New Day” by Francis Bires

        (October 29, 2015)

   All Media Hits are on MEDIA.


“Historic preservation is a core value of our community, and it needs to be a core value of our elected leadership. I will never sell City Hall.”

                                                                - Allison Silberberg


Vice Mayor Allison Silberberg attended a Capitol Hill reception, which was hosted by Senator Tim Kaine and Senator Mark Warner. (April 9, 2013)


Vice Mayor Allison Silberberg spoke at the annual Street Smart Public Safety

event. (October 22, 2013)


“City Hall is not separate from the people. City Hall is the people.”

                                                           - Allison Silberberg



To support Allison’s campaign efforts

with a check or to give through ActBlue,

please see the CONTRIBUTE page.

Many thanks for the outpouring of support.

Every donation has impact and is greatly appreciated.


Heartfelt Thanks to our Allison Brigade!

You Made a Huge Difference.

Big thanks to each of our volunteers,

including the Parkfairfax Brigade and the city-wide Allison Brigade.

Allison is grateful to our all-volunteer, grassroots campaign.

Thank you so much to the best team ever!


Allison Silberberg with children who helped her campaign, handing out stickers and walking cards. (Early June 2012)


“Silberberg has shown considerable courage as a council newcomer in standing against her fellow members on the waterfront redevelopment issue. We hope that other councilors will join her in working to ensure that the heart of Old Town remains livable.”     


                              - The Alexandria Times editorial, March 21, 2013


Catch Allison!

In honor of Arbor Day, Allison Silberberg planted a Chinquapin oak tree in historic Parkfairfax at 3571 Martha Custis on April 27, 2012. This is the third tree Allison has dedicated in Parkfairfax, where she has lived for the past 20 years. Standing with Allison (left to right): Parkfairfax staff Trolley Faison, Paul Johnson and Donald Cunningham, Parkfairfax horticulturist Neal Howlett and Parkfairfax resident Scott Knudsen, who donated the tree for Allison to plant. Scott is the founder/director  of the Parkfairfax Native Plant Sale. Allison thanked Neal and Scott for working with her on this project and for donating their expertise, time and the tree. Allison dedicated the tree in memory of Remy Gunther-Brown, who had compassion and a big heart and who will be sorely missed. (1983 - 2012) (Photograph by Wayne Hulehan)  Read the story in Patch.

Allison’s Schedule

Please join Allison for her next

Mayor on Your Corner

on Saturday, October 1, 2016

10 am - 11:30 am

@ Union Street Public House

121 S. Union Street in Old Town

Allison welcomes your input!

Share your thoughts, ideas, and concerns with Allison at her monthly

“Mayor on Your Corner” gatherings, which will be at a different local spot each time.

Pastries, coffee and juice will be served. A voluntary contribution of $5 is appreciated.

Many thanks to Union Street Public House, Clyde’s, Dos Amigos, Ramparts, Tempo, St. Elmo’s, and the Charles Houston Recreation Center for hosting our gatherings thus far!

Many thanks to all the folks who have joined us for each coffee. 

To let Allison Silberberg know your thoughts about an issue, to invite her to an event, to host a coffee or to get involved, please contact Allison at

Please go to the SCHEDULE page for a complete listing.


Remembering the 2015 Campaign!


Remembering the 2012 Campaign!

Click here to see photos and video from the 2012 Campaign.


Learn about Allison’s Community Work & Public Service.


Allison Silberberg thanked Alexandria firefighters for their service at the Friendship Firehouse picnic on September 23, 2012.

(Photo by Wayne Hulehan)

(Nothing contained herein implies an endorsement by the Alexandria Fire Department

or the City of Alexandria.)


Allison Silberberg with Governor-elect Terry McAuliffe at a fundraiser for his gubernatorial race. (February  2013)


“We have to ask ourselves, ‘What kind of a city and community do we want to live in?’ If we know our core of who we are, then we would know that we are not National Harbor and that BRAC should have never come to pass. To me, Alexandria is like Bedford Falls from ‘It’s a Wonderful Life,’ and we should not try to be what we are not, which is Pottersville, which is fine for other communities but not for us. There is only one Alexandria, and we should stick to our knitting if our beloved city is going to survive another 400 years. It all starts with knowing your core vision. Alexandria needs leadership that has that core vision in the marrow of its bones.”

                                                                       - Allison Silberberg


Allison Silberberg with Former Governor and Senator Tim Kaine, who is an outstanding U.S. Senator for Virginia, at the ADC’s JJ Dinner,

June 9, 2012.


Allison Silberberg:  A Quick Bio


        Mayor of Alexandria, January 1, 2016 - present.     

        Won the General Election and became Mayor-elect of Alexandria,

            November 3, 2015. Read the 2015 Election results.

        Elected Democratic Nominee for Mayor of Alexandria, June 9, 2015.

        Vice Mayor of Alexandria. Elected to City Council on November 6, 2012.    

        Served as Secretary/Treasurer, a corporate officer, for the Metropolitan

            Washington Council of Governments, 2014.

        Published author with expertise in philanthropy, grant making, the

            nonprofit sector, and civic engagement.

        Author of two books, including “Visionaries In Our Midst: Ordinary People

            who are Changing our World,” which hit #1 on Amazon’s Philanthropy &

            Charity list. Named a Finalist for ForeWord Reviews’ Book of the Year

            Award in 2009. Her other book was a memoir that a philanthropic family

            commissioned Allison to write.

        The Society for Women’s Health Research, whose mission is to ensure that

            women are included in medical research, clinical trials, and drug testing,

            commissioned Allison to co-author a book. (To be published in early 2016.)

        Freelance writer/Communications consultant.

        Chair of Alexandria’s Economic Opportunities Commission (EOC),

            2010 - 2012. Appointed EOC member, 2004 - 2012. Focused

            EOC’s legislative priorities on affordable housing and job creation.

        Initiated and led EOC’s annual public service day, “All Hands on Deck,”

            which did a makeover of the Alexandria Community Shelter in 2011.

        Former Capitol Hill staff for Senator Lloyd M. Bentsen.

        Founded and led a nonprofit that mentored youth in Anacostia.

        25 years of community outreach work and public service.

        Launched and directed monthly charitable events that gave over $50,000

            to local nonprofits.

        Founding board member of the National Chamber Ensemble.

        Served as president of the board of the Georgetown Senior Center.

        Served on The World Bank’s Community Outreach Grants Committee.

        Longtime member, Alexandria Democratic Committee.

        Resident of Alexandria since 1989 and in historic Parkfairfax since 1992.

        B.A. in international relations and history, American University.

        M.F.A. in playwriting, UCLA’s School of Theater, Film & Television.

        - Learn more about Allison’s community work and political experience.


   - To read an in-depth biography, please visit the BIO page.


Allison Silberberg with Delegate Charniele Herring at the Democratic Business Council

on October 5, 2012. The previous day, Delegate Herring gave a rousing introduction for

Allison at a fundraiser at Clyde’s, hosted by Jerry and Ed Bernier.



Scooping ice cream and making a difference for Carpenter’s Shelter:  Allison Silberberg with Nathan Wilson and Natalie Battaglia, two employees of Ben & Jerry’s in Old Town, 2012.

(Photo by Courtney Bishop)

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Please join Allison for her next


Her next coffee will be

Saturday, October 1st

10 am - 11:30 am

@ Union Street Public House

(121 S. Union Street in Old Town)

Allison welcomes your input!