Public Health Advisory Commission

The Alexandria Public Health Advisory Commission provides information about and evaluation of health-related matters and investigates specific health problems.

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On May 12, 1981, the Alexandria City Council passed an ordinance to create the Public Health Advisory Commission (PHAC). The PHAC's functions, powers and duties are to advise and support the City and City Council by evaluating and advising on all health matters and on the priority of public health needs in the City.

The PHAC consists of 16 members, including three citizen members who are health professionals, five citizen members who are non-health professionals, one physician practicing in the City, one dentist practicing in the City, one representative from the Alexandria Community Services Board, one representative from the Inova Alexandria Hospital, one representative from the Neighborhood Health Board of Directors, one representative from the City's Fire Department, one representative from the Alexandria City School Board and one representative from the Partnership for a Healthier Alexandria Steering Committee. The Commission is supported by the Alexandria Health Department.  

List of Members

  • Stacy Biddinger (Chair), Non-Health Professional
  • Daniel Hawkins (Vice-Chair), Health Professional
  • John Herring, Non-Health Professional
  • Brian Hricik, Fire Department Representative
  • Patrick Killeen, Non-Health Professional
  • Allen Lomax, Partnership for a Healthier Alexandria Steering Committee Representative
  • Richard Merritt, Non-Health Professional
  • Michael Millman, Neighborhood Health, Inc. Representative
  • Allison Miner, Non-Health Professional
  • Patricia Rodgers, Health Professional
  • Andrew Romero, Non-Health Professional
  • Michael C. Trahos, MD, Practicing Physician Representative

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Commission, visit for more information.

Schedule and Meeting Information

Unless otherwise noted in the list below, the Public Health Advisory Commission meets on the third Thursday of the month from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. at the Alexandria Health Department, 4480 King Street, in the 4th Floor Conference Room. Click here for the 2020 PHAC Calendar.

2020 Agenda and Meeting Minutes

  • January 16, 2020
  • February 20, 2020
  • March, 19, 2020 - CANCELED 
  • April 16, 2020- CANCELED 
  • May 21, 2020- CANCELED 
  • June 18, 2020 -  CANCELED
  • July 16, 2020 - CANCELED
  • August 20, 2020 - CANCELED
  • September 17, 2020 - CANCELED
  • October 15, 2020
  • November 19, 2020
  • December 17, 2020

Ad-Hoc and Workgroup Meetings (Located at 4480 King Street, 4th floor unless otherwise noted)

  • February 14, 2020

Archived Agenda and Meeting Minutes

Annual Reports

2017 2016 / 2015

City Staff Contact

Casey Colzani, Health Department, 703.746.4956