Council Program | Tysons Partnership | Tysons, VA

Council Program

Our Council Program brings together Partnership member organizations committed to addressing key areas of focus, including transportation, land use, sustainability, community responsibility, and leadership development.

Councils typically meet once quarterly and offer year-round engagement and networking opportunities. Participation in the Council Program is available to all of our members (not a member?).

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Areas of Focus

Emerging Leaders

Mission: The Emerging Leaders Council (ELC) recognizes and empowers talented staff; fosters the development of leadership skills; engages the next generation in the issues of this city; and cultivates a corps of successor Partnership Board members. ELC participation is limited to Board Member organizations.

Participation on ELC allows members to grow their professional networks, engage in and take ownership of Tysons community affairs, contribute to the development of Tysons.

Leadership: David Schneider, Holland + Knight, Erin Mical, Capital One


Mission: Working to fortify a Tysons-wide commitment to sustainable practices, and to leverage our collective capacity for environmental responsibility. The Sustainability Council represents professionals who either have responsibilities related to environmental sustainability (facilities management, human resources, corporate social responsibility roles with an emphasis on the firm’s green practices) or have volunteered to improve their company’s best practices in sustainability. Participation is limited to Member Corporations with a maximum of two participations per firm; individuals recommended by their employer.

Leadership: Todd House, WGL, Kathy Lawson, Davis, Carter, Scott Ltd.


Mission: The Transportation Council oversees the Partnership’s efforts to enhance the economic vitality of Tysons by improving mobility through the creation and provision of services and materials that promote the use of sustainable transportation options. This includes operational oversight of the Tysons TMA — the Fairfax County designated Transportation Management Association (TMA) serving Tysons.

Leadership: Shane McLaughlin, Beacon Capital Partners, Hillary Zahm, Macerich

Land Use

Mission: Study and advise the Partnership Board on policy issues relating to broad-impact land use matters in Tysons. Participation on Land Use Council is open to all Partnership members.

Leadership: Dave Gelfond, Meridian, Aaron Georgelas, Georgelas Group