Alexandria Profile


An independent city (Virginia cities have no county affiliation); Alexandria operates under a Council-Manager form of government. The Council is comprised of a Mayor and six Council members who are elected at-large for three-year terms.

Administrative authority is held by the City Manager, who is appointed by the City Council.

Official Website


Located in Northern Virginia, across the Potomac River from Washington, DC, and adjacent to Arlington and Fairfax counties.

Size and Population

  • Approximately 16 square miles
  • 161,050, July 1, 2018 population estimate (Weldon Cooper Center)

NVRC Representatives

Hon. John T. Chapman

John Chapman

Hon. Alyia Gaskins