When I first moved to Vienna in 1998, I was a single professional working 60+ hours each week traveling all over the country for a Fortune 100 company. I kept returning to the Town of Vienna for its small-town feel and sense of community.
Fast forward to today. I’m still living in the same home in Vienna, only now I’m happily married with a husband of fourteen years, two healthy children, one spoiled dog, and two furry felines.
I work as hard as ever, but now instead of negotiating $30 million rail contracts or developing corporate recycling programs nationwide, I am a full-time Mom, Caretaker, Pet Sitter, Chauffeur, Team Parent, Scout Leader, Cookie Manager, Event Planner, Fundraising Specialist, School and Community Volunteer. In everything I do, I strive to keep that small-town feel and work to build a cohesive and inclusive community.
As a Wolftrap Mom and volunteer, I know how difficult it is to reserve space for community activities in Vienna. With the Tysons population booming, our parks, fields, and community space will be stretched thin—affecting the quality of life for our kids, and hurting the teams, leagues, and volunteer organizations dedicated to their success. Thus, my top priority for Council is to add more parks and green space, and to preserve trees and wildlife habitats whenever possible.
My other priorities include keeping our small-town feel on Maple Avenue and in our residential neighborhoods; slowing down cut-through traffic; and adding safety measures for pedestrians like sidewalks and crosswalks. For additional information visit fvfc2020.org.
Having lived in northeast Vienna for 22 years, my friends and neighbors know me as an energetic mom who’s first to volunteer for everything. This year, I’m running for Town Council, and I ask that you vote for Andrea Dahl on May 5th!