Paul C. Smedberg, first elected to the Alexandria City Council in 2003. He joined NVTC in 2006 and served as its chairman in 2014. He served on the City’s highly visible Economic Sustainability Committee which offered long range and short term solutions to assure Alexandria’s economic viability during the current economic downturn. He is a member of the Northern Virginia Regional Commission, the NVTA Planning Committee, the Alexandria Marketing Committee and the City Waterfront Committee. He co-chaired the 2010-2011 Alexandria Strategic Plan which serves as a guide for directing financial resources and analyzing program effectiveness. As co-chair of the Council’s Legislative Subcommittee he monitored proposed state and federal legislation of interest to the City. With the Mayor he is on the Pension & Employee Compensation Committee and serves on the Board of Governors of the Alexandria Convention & Visitors Association. A member of the VRE Operations Board since 2005, he currently serves as its chair. Professionally he is Director of Policy & Public Affairs at the American Society of Nephrology. Mr. Smedberg earned degrees in economics and history from Allegheny College and is a Fellow, Sorenson Institute for Political Leadership at the University of Virginia. In 2010 he was named an Outstanding Virginian by Equality Virginia.