Public Service

  • City Council (1994-present)
  • Mayor (1998-2000) and Vice Mayor (1996-1998, 2010-2015)
  • 2010 Recipient, Metropolitan Public Service Award, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
  • Chair, National Capital Region Emergency Preparedness Council; pushed for greater coordination and cooperation among local governments in emergencies
  • Member and past Chair, Metropolitan Washington Air Quality Committee; advocated for the highest possible environmental standards across the Metropolitan area, and chaired the Transportation Technology Working Group, which drafted the region’s priorities for applying technology to improve our transportation system, including electric and automated vehicles
  • Vice Chair and past Chair, Northern Virginia Transportation Authority; spearheaded successful efforts to bring $40+ million in transportation funding to Falls Church
  • Member and past Chair, Transportation Planning Board; led TPB’s initiative to address our region’s highway safety challenges
  • Former President, Falls Church Housing Corporation, advocating then for affordable housing and now as a Council member requiring more affordable housing in the City’s development projects
  • Pandemic Response: Vaccine trial volunteer and Medical Reserve Corps participant, supported local businesses, and worked weekly with church and World Central Kitchen delivering food to those in need

“We exist in a larger region and should seek to lead as well as assure that our City’s interests are protected.”

~David F. Snyder