Allison Silberberg
Mayor of Alexandria, Virginia (2016-2018)

Allison’s Schedule

Allison held her final

Mayor on Your Corner

on Saturday, December 8th

@ Union Street Public House

(121 S. Union Street)

As always, Allison welcomes your input!

Many thanks all those who joined us at these monthly coffees through the years!

“Mayor on Your Corner” gatherings were a monthly coffee where folks joined Allison to share their thoughts, ideas, and concerns about any issue. These coffees were held at a number of local spots.

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.

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


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 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)

After speaking to a crowded Hooray for Books in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia,

in September 2009, Allison signed copies of her book. (Photograph by Jeremy Dick)


   To get a sense of Allison’s public speaking,

here are the highlights from her schedule in 2017.

    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. (Fall 2017)

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

        of Government, November 2017.

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

        Washington, D.C., October 24, 2017. Click here to watch the program.

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

        on Wall Street, June 2017.

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

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

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

    Guest Speaker, Alexandria Police Department Graduation, June 2017.

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

    Guest Speaker, World Refugee Day, June 2017.

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

        Ship Hull Preservation Project, June 2017.

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

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

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

        May 2017.

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

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

        Virginia, May 2017.

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

        May 2017.

    Keynote Speaker, Annual National Conference of the Association Foundation

        Group, May 2017.

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

    Wreath Laying Service, May 2017.

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

    Keynote Speaker, George Washington High School Alumni Association Annual

        Lunch, May 2017.

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

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

        New York First Lady Chirlane McCray, May 2017.

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

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

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

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

    Guest Speaker, Importance of Building Community & Neighborhoods,

        Christ the King Anglican Church, March 2017.

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

    Guest Speaker, Agudas Achim Sisterhood Brunch, February 2017.

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

    Guest Speaker, Rotary Club, February 2017.

    Guest Speaker, Immanuel on the Hill, February 2017.

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

         Museum Society, February 2017.

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