Allison Silberberg
Mayor of Alexandria, Virginia

                                        Allison’s Past Engagements

  1. October 6, 2013 - Allison Silberberg’s Book Reading/Signing for “Visionaries In Our Midst”

        at Barnes & Noble (at Potomac Yard). The Honorable Patsy Ticer introduced Allison.

  1. January 2, 2013 - Swearing-in Installation Ceremony at T.C. Williams High School.

  1. November 17 - Allison Silberberg welcomed all to The Alexandria Film Festival’s World Premiere of “Uprising,” a film by Fredrik Stanton. (“Uprising” is  a film that is getting Oscar buzz!) Allison moderated the Q&A following the film. “Uprising” won the Alexandria’s Film Festival’s top prize. Kudos to Fred Stanton, as well as the film festival’s director, Patti North, and her incredible team.

  1. November 15 - “What’s Next Alexandria” event at First Baptist Church.

  1. November 14 - Alexandria Convention & Visitors Association event to honor

        Patricia Washington at the Cherry Blossom in Old Town.

  1. November 14 - Chaired Economic Opportunities Commission monthly meeting for the

        last time. Served on the EOC (2004 - 2012). Served as EOC Chair (2010 - 2012).

  1. November 13 - Alexandria Chamber of Commerce Business Awards Reception.

  1. November 12 - Department of Community & Human Services’ Boards & Commissions


  1. November 11 - CAMPAIGN VICTORY PARTY! We had a wonderful victory shindig and campaign group hug at the place where it all began with our official campaign kickoff, Los Tios!  Huge thanks to Alexandrians, our whole campaign team and Los Tios for all their support!

  1. November 10 - Attended Parkfairfax Wine and Cheese.

  1. November 6 - Celebrated at the Alexandria Democratic Committee’s Election Night Party

        at The Alley Cat.

  1. November 2 - Attended Volunteer Alexandria’s annual event at Gadsby’s Tavern, honoring

        Patty Moran and Lyles Carr.

  1. October 28 - Volunteered at Telethon for The Scholarship Fund of Alexandria,

        at T.C. Williams High School.

  1. October 27 - Alexandria Branch NAACP’s Life Membership & Awards Banquet.

  1. October 27 - Attended event to learn about preservation of Carver Nursery.

  1. October 24 - Candidates’ Debate, sponsored by the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce

        and NVAR, at Minnie Howard.

  1. October 21 - Beth El Hebrew Congregation’s dinner and speaker series with former Congressman Martin Frost as the guest speaker.

  1. October 19 - At Home in Alexandria!’s 2012 Benefit at the United Way in Old Town.

  1. October 18 - Meet & Greet at The Watergate.

  1. October 17 - Chaired the Economic Opportunities Commission with guest speaker, Mary Lee

        Anderson, from Senior Services of Alexandria.

  1. October 16 - Senior Services of Alexandria event at Port City.

  1. October 15 - Candidates’ Forum, sponsored by ACTion Alexandria, the Alexandria Chapter

        of the NAACP, and Patch at George Washington Middle School.

  1. October 14 - Brief Remarks at the Ethiopian-American Voting Conference.

  1. October 12 - Kennedy-King Dinner in Tysons Corner, Virginia.

  1. October 11 - Ms. Magazine’s 40th Anniversary Luncheon. Eleanor Smeal spoke, and Gloria

        Steinem was the keynote speaker. Location: The National Press Club.

  1. October 11 - Fundraiser/Meet & Greet for Allison Silberberg at Curcio Law in Old Town, hosted by Curcio Law and Tom Curcio.

  1. October 12 - Dedicated a Basswood tree in Parkfairfax.

  1. October 10 - Old Town Civic Association’s Candidates Debate at Lyles-Crouch.

  1. October 7 - Jazz & Champagne Reception/Fundraiser for the campaigns of Allison Silberberg and Del Pepper, hosted by Laura Mandala, Dorathea Peters, Laurie MacNamara, Wendy Albert, Joyce Woodson, and Eileen Cassidy Rivera. Location: Tempo Restaurant.

  1. October 6 - Art on the Avenue in Del Ray.

  1. October 4 - Fundraiser/Meet & Greet for Allison Silberberg, hosted by Jerry and Ed Bernier, at Clyde’s (at Mark Center). Many thanks to the Berniers for their generosity and to Delegate Charniele Herring for her incredibly warm introductory remarks for Allison!

  1. October 3 - “Best Chef Alexandria” fundraiser for the ADC at The Carlyle Club.

  1. October 2 - Candidates’ Debate, hosted by Alexandria’s League of Women Voters, Old Dominion Boat Club, North Old Town Independent Civic Association (NOTICE), North Ridge Citizens Association, and Rosemont Citizens Association.

  1. September 20 - Senator Bentsen’s Team Fundraiser on Capitol Hill for Allison Silberberg, hosted by Larry Meyers of Meyers & Associates and Jim Currie.

  1. September 16 - ADC Sign Blitz.

  1. September 15 - Parkfairfax Brigade meeting with Allison.

  1. September 14 - Senator Mark Warner spoke to Alexandrians at United Way Building.

  1. September 12 - Candidates’ Debate, sponsored by West End associations, at F.C. Hammond Middle School.

  1. September 9 - Good News Network, which is celebrating its 15th anniversary, chartered a yacht to sail on the Potomac and toast this achievement. Good News Network named Allison Silberberg a “Good News Ambassador.”

  1. September 8 - Alexandria Festival of the Arts (in Old Town).

  1. September 3 - Alexandria Democratic Committee Labor Day Picnic, Fort Ward Park.

  1. WPFW & NAACP Town Hall Meeting at Charles Houston (August 2012)

  1. Alexandria Irish Festival in Old Town (August 2012).

  1. July 7th Celebration for Alexandria’s Birthday at Oronoco Park on the waterfront in Old Town.

  1. July 4th celebration in Parkfairfax.

  1. Guest on “The Politics Hour” of The Kojo Nnamdi Show on WAMU on Friday, June 22, 2012.

  1. “Thank You Party” for volunteers and supporters on Friday, June 22, 2012, at the Home of Eileen Cassidy Rivera and Andy Rivera. (Special thanks to Eileen and Andy, as well as Eileen’s parents, Jackie and Bob Cassidy!)

  1. Pro-Israel Fundraiser for Former Governor Tim Kaine, who will make an outstanding for U.S. Senator for Virginia, June 21, 2012.

  1. New Hope Housing presented Allison Silberberg with an award for “Leadership/Servanthood” for the “All Hands on Deck” project she led for the Economic Opportunities Commission, which she chairs and which renovated the Alexandria Community Shelter in 2011. The award was given at New Hope’s annual Volunteer Recognition event on June 19, 2012.

  1. Parkfairfax Outdoor Concert Series (June 2012).

  1. Old Town Civic Association meeting (June 2012).

  1. Alexandria Democratic Committee’s Party on Tuesday, June 12, 2012, 9 - 11 pm, at Cafe Pizzaiola in Cameron Station. (

  1. Gathering for Allison’s Team, Volunteers and Supporters at Los Tios after the polls closed on Tuesday, June 12, 2012, 7 pm - 8:45 pm. (Please note: Los Tios is where Allison had her Campaign Kickoff.)

  1. Primary Day, Tuesday, June 12th, 2012. Allison was at various precincts throughout the day.

  1. The Alexandria Democratic Committe’s 2012 Jefferson-Jackson Dinner, featuring Governor Tim Kaine, Crowne Plaza Hotel in Old Town Alexandria, June 9, 2012.

  1. Alexandria Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Legislative Reception, Thursday,

     June 7, 2012.

  1. Democratic Candidates Debate, sponsored by the Alexandria Democratic Committee, at George Washington Middle School on June 4, 2012.

  1. Economic Opportunities Commission’s annual “All Hands on Deck” public service day project at Community Lodgings’ Learning Development Center on June 2, 2012.

     Look at our photos from the big day. And see the MEDIA page for all media hits about it.


     (To read about last year’s “All Hands on Deck,” go to OUTREACH.)

  1. Rosemont Citizens Association’s “Meet & Greet” at Maury Elementary,

     Thursday, May 31, 2012.

  1. Agenda: Alexandria on May 21, 2012, to hear City Manager Rashad Young.

  1. “Meet & Greet” at Kathy Burns’ home on May 20, 2012.

  1. “Meet & Greet” at The Greenhouse on May 17, 2012.

  1. Healthy Families Alexandria Reception, Bank of America Building in Old Town,

     Monday, May 14, 2012.

  1. West End Farmers Market, Sunday morning, May 13, 2012.

  1. Parkfairfax Annual Yard Sale, Saturday, May 12, 2012.

  1. Candidates Forum, sponsored by the New Latino Movement, at Cora Kelly Recreation

     Center on May 10, 2012. Watch the forum.

Allison Silberberg spoke at the New Latino Movement’s Forum on May 10, 2012.


  1. Democratic Candidates Debate, sponsored by the Alexandria Democratic

     Committee, at Francis C. Hammond Middle School, May 9, 2012,

  1. Coffee/Meet & Greet, hosted by Robin Woods, Rebecca Woods and their mother,

     Ruth Woods, May 6, 2012.

  1. Coffee/Meet & Greet for Allison Silberberg at Sarah Stott and

     Howard Jennings’ home, May 6, 2012.

  1. Honorary emcee at Hungry for Music’s annual Crawfish Boil fundraiser, Fort Hunt

     Park, late afternoon, May 5, 2012.

  1. Azalea Day in Parkfairfax, early morning, May 5, 2012.

  1. Spring for Alexandria Community Service Day, May 4, 2012, Allison joined the Alexandria Democratic Committee’s team to spruce up the inside of the Duncan Public Library.

  1. Planning Commission’s meeting at City Hall regarding the Beauregard Plan, 10 pm,

     May 3, 2012. As Chair of the Economic Opportunities Commission, Allison gave brief

     remarks about the need for more affordable housing.

  1. First Thursday in Del Ray, 6 - 9:30 pm, May 3, 2012.

  1. Working People’s Rally, May 1, 2012, at Market Square in front of City Hall.

  1. Door-to-door in Parkfairfax with Kay Quirk, April 29, 2012.

  1. Carpenter’s Shelter Cook-off at the Birchmere, April 29, 2012.

  1. Door-to-door in Del Ray with Eileen Cassidy Rivera and Carmen Rivera, April 28, 2012.

  1. PLTI’s ARHA Bus Tour with the Economic Opportunities Commission, April 28, 2012.

  1. Meet & Greet at the “benches” of Mount Eagle Place in Parkfairfax, April 27.

  1. Allison’s Tree Planting for Arbor Day, Friday, April 27, 2012, in Parkfairfax at

     3571 Martha Custis. (See HOME page for a photograph of the gathering.)

  1. Agenda: Alexandria’s April event, April 23, 2012.

  1. At Home Alexandria’s gathering with special speaker Judith Viorst, Temple Beth El,

     April 23, 2012.

  1. Gadsby’s Tavern Dog Contest, Old Town, April 21, 2012.

  1. Alexandria Earth Day 2012 at Ben Brenman Park, Saturday, April 21, 2012.

  1. Del Ray Farmer’s Market, Saturday, April 21, 2012.

  1. PLTI Benefit at MetroStage, April 2012.

  1. Candidates Debate, sponsored by the Taylor Run Citizens’ Association, April 2012.

  1. Guest Speaker, Atlas Corps’ Advocacy Workshop, Washington, D.C., April 2012.

  1. Allison was a Guest Ice Cream Scooper at Ben & Jerry’s in Old Town to help raise funds for Carpenter’s Shelter! Allison was a “guest” scooper with Vice Mayor Kerry Donley, Former City Councilman David Speck, and fellow council candidate Melissa Feld in the 4 - 6 pm shift. The fundraiser raised nearly $2,000 for the nonprofit.

  1. Official Campaign Kickoff for City Council Campaign, March 25, 2012, Los Tios.

  1. Book Signing at Parkfairfax in Alexandria, Virginia, March 2012.

  1. Panelist, National Conference of The Corps Network, Washington, D.C., February 2012.

     Also on the panel was John Kim, Director of Strategic Initiatives for the Corporation for

     National and Community Service.

  1. Guest Speaker at Women Opening Doors for Women 2011, sponsored by Women’s Information Network (WIN), Washington, D.C., June 2011.

  1. Guest Speaker at the Active Aging Expo, Gaithersburg, Maryland, May 2011.

  1. Keynote Speaker at Jubilee Jobs’ 30th Anniversary Benefit, Washington, D.C., April 2011.

  1. Guest Speaker, School of International Service, American University, April 2011.

  1. Authors’ Roundtable at Parkfairfax, Alexandria, Virginia, March 2011.

  1. Private book event, University Park in Dallas, Texas, November 2010.

  1. New York University’s Wagner School of Public Service, October 2010.

  1. The Madison Church, Madison, New Hampshire, June 2010.

  1. The Riderwood Senior Center, Silver Spring, Maryland, May 2010.

  2. The Philanthropic Educational Organization, Great Falls, Virginia, May 2010.

  1. Temple Sinai's 2010, Annual Authors' Roundtable, Washington, D.C., March 2010.

  1. George Washington Middle School, Alexandria, Virginia, March 2010.

  2. Delta Kappa Gamma's spring meeting of educators, Alexandria, Virginia, March 2010.

  1. The Virginia Festival of the Book, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, March 2010.

  2. B'nai Brith Youth Organization's Kallah Advocacy Weekend (for Mid-Atlantic States), Arlington, Virginia, March 2010.

  1. Bread for the City's Art with a Heart Annual Gala, Washington, D.C., March 2010.

  1. Bike & Brunch, Washington, D.C., March 2010.

  2. The National Society of Arts & Letters at the Pen Arts Mansion, which is the home of the National League of American Pen Women, Washington, D.C., February 2010.

  1. Hungry For Music Annual Fundraiser, Silver Spring, Maryland, December 2009.

  2. The Alexandria Democratic Committee, Alexandria, Virginia, December 2009.

  3. Greenhill School, Dallas, Texas, December 2009.

  1. The Legacy at Willow Bend, Dallas, Texas, November 2009.

  2. Barnes & Noble, Dallas, Texas, November 2009.

  3. Olney Book Festival, Olney, Maryland, November 2009. 

  4. The Nonprofit Roundtable’s celebration, honoring the visionaries in the book,

     at Mary’s Center, Washington, D.C., October 2009.

  1. Mobile Medical Care's Annual Meeting and Celebration, Suburban Hospital, Bethesda, Maryland, October 2009.

  1. The Georgetown Senior Center, Saint John's Church in Georgetown, Washington, D.C., October 2009.

  1. American University's Alumni Authors Roundtable, Washington, D.C., October 2009.

  2. Politics & Prose, Washington, DC., October 2009.

  1. Mary’s Center’s Annual Gala, Washington, D.C., October 2009.

  2. Planet Arlington Lecture Series, sponsored by Arlington Libraries, Arlington Cultural Affairs and Signature Theater, Arlington, Virginia, September 2009. Book signing at Busboys & Poets.

  1. Hooray for Books!, Alexandria, Virginia, September 2009.

  2. Laconneau, September 2009.

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Allison’s Schedule

In 2013, as Vice Mayor, Allison was honored to be part of Alexandria’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade. As always, it was beautifully organized, and there was a large crowd in Old Town.

(March 2, 2013)


Please join Allison for her next

Mayor on Your Corner

in September 2017.

Date & Location to be announced.

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.

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Join Allison’s Team!

Make a Difference with Allison.

The 2012 and 2015 Campaigns were grassroots campaigns with all-volunteer teams. In 2012, over 100 volunteers stepped up to help. In 2015, there were nearly 200. Now that the campaign is over, there are many ways to be involved and to make a difference. Allison can always use more hands on deck. Join a city board or commission, write letters to the editor of the papers, write emails to the Council, and come speak to the Council at the monthly Public Hearings. Thank you so much to the best team ever!


Praise for Allison Silberberg’s Public Speaking

How can we thank you for the gift of your presence and your inspiration at the Jubilee Jobs dinner? You are extraordinary in your compassion, your commitment to social justice, and your work, literally "building the earth." The response from the guests was unanimously "the best dinner and speaker ever." You did help us to raise much-needed funds for job placement and also I know that many people are more aware of the need all around us through your beautiful book of visionary leaders.

Blessings and deep gratitude,

Terry Flood

Founder/Executive Director

Jubilee Jobs


What I love about your work is the message that everyday people can change lives. You have made such a wonderful contribution to Jubilee Jobs by participating in our dinner. Your comments were just perfect, a reflection of the person you are and a reminder to all of us what's important in this life. Your delivery was just as remarkable as your message -- reflective and respectful of the subject at hand. It was more like a conversation. Also, you managed to address so many by name -- a generous and empowering gift. Thank you again, Allison, for making our evening such a success. 

Anne Seidlitz

Co-chair, 2011 Benefit Committee

Jubilee Jobs


Your speaking is thought-provoking and inspirational, but more importantly like a warmed blanket on a chilly night. While I was listening to you, I was thinking I need to look at the "half-full glass" of my kindness and not what I didn't do or complete. I found it affirming and healing of that ongoing negative conversation that we become too weary to fight every moment. I needed that affirmation and have been replaying the tape over in my mind to saturate my subconscious with healing empowerment. The spirit of you and the higher power added to your presentation's thoughts and feelings, which came from you but were not written in your prepared remarks.

Dee Taylor



Thank you so much for your presentation at the Jubilee Jobs 30th Anniversary Benefit. I especially enjoyed your sharing on the importance of community involvement and how a small action for another person in the community may have a widespread rippling effect that one may never expect, or even know about. 

Teresa Riddick


Jubilee Jobs


You are a woman with a mission to serve, and you live accordingly. It was a pleasure to showcase you at the Expo. You water the seeds of goodness in people. I’d like to have a legacy like that.


Heartfelt thanks,

Denise Mornini

Program Coordinator III

Gaithersburg Upcounty Senior Center

City of Gaithersburg, Maryland




Allison Silberberg spoke to a crowded bookstore and then signed books at Hooray for Books in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, in September 2009. (Photograph by Jeremy Dick)

Allison Silberberg spoke at a packed Politics & Prose in Washington, D.C., in October 2009, while Carla Cohen, the bookstore's co-owner on the left, looked on. For event’s photos, click here. Carla Cohen (1936 - 2010) is sorely missed.   (Photograph by Bill Starrels)