Alexandria Vice Mayor Andrew H. Macdonald announced today (May 8) his resignation from the Alexandria City Council, effective immediately. In a letter to City Council and the community, he cited personal reasons for his resignation.
Vice Mayor Macdonald, a native of Alexandria and an environmentalist, was first elected to the City Council in May 2003 and re-elected in 2006. He has served as Vice Mayor since July 5, 2006. Prior to being elected to City Council, Vice Mayor Macdonald was involved in numerous Alexandria community and civic organizations and City Council-appointed task forces.
“We regret that Andrew is leaving the City Council, but we recognize that life requires that we make tough decisions,” said Alexandria Mayor William D. Euille. “He has served this City with distinction and his commitment to the environment and historic preservation has made this community a better place to live, work, and visit. We wish him well and look forward to his continued involvement in City activities.”
Vice Mayor Macdonald served on the Council of Government’s Ad Hoc Task Force on Regional Water Supply Issues, the Chesapeake Bay Policy Committee, and the Metropolitan Washington Air Quality Committee. Other committees include the Alexandria Economic Opportunities Commission, the Alexandria Library Board, Potomac Watershed Roundtable, Alexandria Waterfront Committee, and the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Neighborhood Task Force. Before he was elected to City Council, he served on the City’s Environmental Policy Commission and the Cameron Station Task Force.
Tuesday, May 08, 2007
Farewell to a Maverick