Kerry Donley will be recognized with the 2012 Phyllis Campbell Newsome Public Policy Leadership Award at the Center for Nonprofit Advancement’s Annual Celebration on October 17.
Vice Mayor Kerry J. Donley was elected to City Council in May 2009. He previously served as a member of City Council from 1988 to 1994, as Vice Mayor from 1994 to 1996, and as Mayor from 1996 to 2003. He served as Chairman of the Virginia Democratic Party from 2003 to 2005.
Donley has a long history of leadership in various community organizations and previously served as chair of the Alexandria Economic Development Partnership, Washington Area Housing Partnership, Northern Virginia Transportation Commission, and Business Finance Group. He was founding Chair of the Alexandria Campaign on Adolescent Pregnancy and Open Door Housing. He co-chaired the Cameron Station Redevelopment Task Force and was a member of the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Council of Governments.
Donley received the Skull Award for Public Service from the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments in 2002, was named the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce Business Leader of the Year in 2004, and was chosen as the Grand Marshall of the 2006 Alexandria St. Patrick’s Day Parade. He served as Vice President of Crestar Bank from 1979 to 1998, Executive Vice President of Virginia Commerce Bank from 1998 to 2003, Athletic Director for T.C. Williams High School from 2005 to 2008, and currently is Senior Vice President of Virginia Commerce Bank. Donley lives in the West End, where he and his wife, Eva, have raised five daughters.
Photo and bio courtesy of the City of Alexandria.