Economic Opportunities Commission

Page updated on May 10, 2018 at 9:15 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:

Jessica Lurz, Dept. of Community and Human Services, 703.746.5973

List of Members:

  • Canek Aguirre
  • Sal Biberaj
  • Geoffrey Caldwell
  • John Chapman
  • Lavon Curtis
  • Thomas Gibson
  • Salina Greene
  • Gila Harris
  • Fara Islam
  • Richard McPike
  • Hope Nelson
  • Greg Parks
  • Redella Pepper
  • Ladonna Sanders
  • Elizabeth Sclater
  • June Shih
  • Allison Silberberg
  • Maani Stewart
  • Kelly Stone
  • Raquel Williams-Jones

For further information about the responsibilities of this board or commission, or to apply to serve on this board or commission, contact Gloria Sitton in the City Clerk's Office at 703.746.4550.

See the Economic Opportunities Commission web page here.