A leader in protecting the City's fiscal health, promoting transportation solutions, and ensuring the success of every child, Justin Wilson was elected to the Alexandria City Council in November 2012 and re-elected in November 2015. He previously served on the Council from July 2007 through June of 2009. In January 2016, he was designated by his colleagues as the Vice Mayor.
Justin serves as the Council representative on the City Council/School Board Subcommittee, the Potomac Yard Metrorail Feasibility Study Group, the Visit Alexandria Board of Governors, the Potomac Watershed Roundtable, the ARHA Redevelopment Work Group, the Commission on Information Technology, the Audit Committee, the Employee Pension/Compensation Committee, and the Quality of Life Committee.
He was an appointee of Governor Mark Warner to the state's Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice, and was an appointee of Governor Tim Kaine to the Virginia Board of Juvenile Justice.
During his previous tenure on the City Council, Justin served on the Youth Policy Commission, the Long Range Educational Facilities Work Group, and the Alexandria Library Board. As the City's regional representative, he served on the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Human Services & Public Safety Policy Committee.
Prior to his election to the City Council, Justin served as the Chair of the Alexandria Transit Company Board of Directors, which operates the City's DASH bus service, and served on the Budget & Fiscal Affairs Advisory Committee. His neighbors recognized his leadership and twice elected him president of the Del Ray Citizens Association.
Justin has been active in Alexandria's non-profit community as a previous treasurer and a member of the board of directors of Computer C.O.R.E., which provides computer training to low-income adults in Northern Virginia. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Hopkins House, an early childhood education provider.
During his time off of the City Council, he returned to service on Alexandria Transit Company Board of Directors, represented that body on the Alexandria Transportation Commission, and represented the City on the Board of Directors of the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority (now NOVA Parks).
He holds a bachelor's of science degree in Information Systems from Virginia Commonwealth University, and is a Fellow of the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership at the University of Virginia.
Justin is employed as a Director with the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak). He lives in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria with his wife, Alex and their son Eli and daughter Lena.