Councilman Timothy B. Lovain

Page updated on Feb 16, 2016 at 2:29 PM

photo - LovainTim Lovain served on the Alexandria City Council from 2006 to 2009 and was returned to City Council by Alexandria voters in 2012. He uses his transportation expertise to help Alexandria and the region address our transportation challenges. The Councilman also focuses on environmental issues, cooperation with Alexandria's nonprofit organizations, and the special needs of Alexandria's young people and seniors. Before serving on City Council, Tim was the chair of the City Council's Budget and Fiscal Affairs Advisory Committee.

Tim serves as the Second Vice Chair of the Transportation Planning Board for the National Capital Region and chairs the Board's Human Services Transportation Coordination Task Force and Access for All Committee.  He also serves on the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission and the Alexandria Transportation Commission.

The Councilman serves on Alexandria's Children, Youth and Families Collaborative Commission, the Joint Alexandria City Council/School Board Long-Range Educational Facilities Committee, and the City Facilities Naming Committee as well as representing Alexandria on the Council of Governments' Chesapeake Bay and Water Resources Policy Committee.

Tim is the Executive Vice President of Capitol Strategies, a government relations consulting firm in Washington, DC, representing primarily public transportation clients.   He serves as the Chair of the Washington Area Transit Industry Representatives Task Force, Chair of the Public Ferry Coalition and Vice Chair and Chair-Elect of the Coalition for America's Gateways and Trade Corridors. 

An attorney and former Coast Guard officer, Tim also served as a legislative assistant for both a Congresswoman and a Senator, and as legislative director of a citizens' lobby on global issues.
Councilman Lovain earned a B.A. with honors in political science from the University of Chicago, an M.A. and "All But Dissertation" in politics from Princeton University, and a J.D. with honors from the University of Washington Law School.

Tim and his wife, Beth, are both deeply involved with nonprofit organizations in Alexandria.  He chaired the Alexandria United Way Campaign in 2007-08 and 2008-09.   Currently, he serves on the Board of Directors of Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) of Northern Virginia.  He has served as Chairman of the Board of the Northern Virginia Streetcar Coalition, as a member of the Boards of Directors of At Home in Alexandria (AHA), the North Ridge Citizens Association, Alexandria United Way, and what is now Volunteer Alexandria, and as a tutor under the Wright to Read program.  

Their three daughters, Isabella, Kathleen and Ava, all attend Alexandria public schools.