Mayor Allison Silberberg
Mayor of Alexandria, Virginia

                                       Allison’s Engagements, 2017

  1. At the invitation of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, the National Urban League,

        and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, one of 11 mayors from across the country

        along with many of the most prominent civil rights leaders in the nation who

        came together at Gracie Mansion to develop a plan of action to move our nation

        forward in a way that is inclusive, fair, and just.

  1. Panelist at conference at New Mayors School at Harvard’s Kennedy School

        of Government, November 2017.

  1. Presenter at Aging Panel at the Milken Institute Future of Health Summit,

        Washington, D.C., October 25, 2017.

  1. Presenter at Alexandria’s Bond Rating Meetings at Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s

        on Wall Street, June 2017.

  1. Panelist on the Aging Task Force and the Vacant/Abandoned Properties Task Force

        at The U.S. Conference of Mayors, Miami Beach, June 2017.

  1. Guest Speaker, Alexandria Commission for Persons with Disabilities, June 2017.

  1. Guest Speaker, Alexandria Police Department Graduation, June 2017.

  1. Guest Speaker, Cora Kelly Elementary School & Dream Dog Foundation, June 2017.

  1. Guest Speaker, World Refugee Day, June 2017.

  1. Guest Speaker, Bon Voyage for Alexandria Archeology Department’s 18th century

        Ship Hull Preservation Project, June 2017.

  1. Guest Speaker, Islamic Relief Center’s Iftar for Ramadan, June 2017.

  1. Guest Speaker, Fund for Alexandria’s Child Gala, June 2017.

  1. Guest Speaker, Grand Opening of New Health Care Center at Goodwin House,

        May 2017.

  1. Guest Speaker, U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, Community Day, May 2017.

  1. Participant on Senator Tim Kaine’s Roundtable about Gang Prevention in Northern

        Virginia, May 2017.

  1. Participating Elected, Regional Housing Forum at the Council of Governments,

        May 2017.

  1. Keynote Speaker, Annual National Conference of the Association Foundation

        Group, May 2017.

  1. Guest Speaker, Together We Bake Fundraising Event, Masonic Temple, May 2017.

  1. Wreath Laying Service, May 2017.

  1. Guest Speaker, First Assembly of God Church’s 100th Anniversary, May 2017.

  1. Keynote Speaker, George Washington High School Alumni Association Annual

        Lunch, May 2017.

  1. National Prayer Breakfast, Alfred Street Baptist Church, May 2017.

  1. Presenting Mayor on Capitol Hill Panel, Cities Thrive Coalition of Mayors with

        New York First Lady Chirlane McCray, May 2017.

  1. Guest Speaker, Alexandria Historical Society’s Annual History Awards, April 2017.

  1. Guest Speaker, Days of Remembrance to Commemorate the Holocaust, April 2017.

  1. Guest Speaker, National Arab American Women’s Association Gala, April 2017.

  1. Presenting Mayor, Mayors’ Institute on City Design, Charleston, March 2017.

  1. Guest Speaker, Importance of Building Community & Neighborhoods,

        Christ the King Anglican Church, March 2017.

  1. Guest Speaker, Together We Bake, Graduation, February 2017.

  1. Guest Speaker, Agudas Achim Sisterhood Brunch, February 2017.

  1. Guest Speaker, Virginia Black History Month Association’s Gala, February 2017.

  1. Guest Speaker, Rotary Club, February 2017.

  1. Guest Speaker, Immanuel on the Hill, February 2017.

  1. Guest Speaker, Birthnight Ball for George Washington to benefit Gadsby Tavern

        Museum Society, February 2017.

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Allison’s Schedule

Thank you to all who joined us for our

Re-election Campaign Kickoff! Please see the Media page

for clips and photos.


Join Allison at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade

on Sunday, March 18th, at 1:30 pm.

To join the Allison Brigade in the Parade,

please email Alan Chodos at

A contribution of any size will make a significant difference with our all-volunteer team. Thank you so much!



Please join Allison for her next

Mayor on Your Corner

Saturday, April 21st, 2018, 10 am - 11:30 am

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.

To let Allison Silberberg know your thoughts about an issue, please contact Allison at


Join the Allison Brigade!

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 in 2018, our campaign is still a grassroots campaign with an all-volunteer team. The Allison Brigade is back and ready to go! We can always use more hands on deck. Please join the Allison Brigade. There are many ways to be involved and to make a difference. From handing out our material at our farmers’ markets and going door to door with our material, to hosting a meet & greet event, we can always use more help.

To join the Allison Brigade, please contact Alan Chodos at: and he can help plug you in right away. Betty Guttmann, our Outreach Coordinator, will be in touch.

Need a Yard Sign, a Window Sign, or a Bumper Sticker? We deliver fast.

Please contact Alan Chodos, our Yard Sign Guru, at: and he will ask one of our Allison Brigade to deliver right away.

Our Campaign Manager is Eileen Cassidy Rivera.

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)