Economic Opportunities Commission

Page updated on Nov 29, 2016 at 10:01 AM


The Economic Opportunities Commission develops and recommends programs which provide outreach and assistance to low-income residents. The Commission meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. Approximately four hours per month are required of Commission members.

Number of Members:



  • 1/3 shall be elected public officials currently holding office, or their representatives appointed by the City Council
  • 1/3 at least shall be representatives of the poor certified by the Commission
  • 1/3 shall be representatives of business industry, labor, religious, welfare or other private groups and interests certified by the Commission.

Term of Service:

2-year term

City Staff Contact:

Lesa Gilbert, Dept. of Community and Human Services, 703.746.5912

List of Members:

  • Canek Aguirre
  • Andrew Baldwin
  • Burke Brownfeld
  • John Chapman
  • Seena Foster
  • Gila Harris
  • Ann Marie Hay
  • Margo Heard
  • Jason Hughes
  • Joshua Krantz
  • Richard McPike
  • Redella Pepper
  • Samantha Pitts-Kiefer
  • Ladonna Sanders
  • Allison Silberberg
  • Amos Simms-Smith
  • Paul Smedberg
  • Diane Stoy
  • Joseph Valenti

For further information about the responsibilities of this board or commission, or to apply to serve on this board or commission, contact Jackie Henderson in the City Clerk's Office at 703 746-4550.

See the Economic Opportunities Commission web page here.