July 19, 2002
The Town of Vienna is governed by a Town Council of six members and the mayor. Residents are invited to attend meetings but may not speak at work sessions. Council members earn $5,000 per year; the mayor earns $6,000 annually. The positions are nonpartisan. Three council seats are up for election the first Tuesday in May each year; mayoral elections are held on even-numbered years.
* Mayor M. Jane Seeman was appointed to council in 1996 to fill the unexpired term of the late Rodger W. Seeman. She was elected to a two-year term in 1997 and re-elected in 1999. In 2000 she was elected mayor and was re-elected in 2002. She is active in many community service organizations, and was named 1999 Citizen of the Year by the Vienna Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Vienna Times Newspaper. She was director of the pre-school program at the Vienna Community Center for 20 years until her retirement in 1998.
* Council Member Albert J. Boudreau was appointed in January 1992 to fill the unexpired term of Robert B. Dix, Jr. He was elected to a two-year term that May and has been re-elected each two years since then. He received an engineering degree from Pratt Institute/CREI institute, a cum laude BS degree in government from the University of Maryland, and has completed graduate studies in public administration at George Mason University. He retired from the Federal Executive Service in 1985, and is now a consultant in the fields of management, engineering, and special investigations. Councilman Boudreau is a former member of the Town/Business Liaison Committee and has been active in a number of community organizations, including the Knights of Columbus, Vienna Host Lions Club, NARFE, youth sports and scouts, and is a former volunteer tutor of the hearing-impaired.
* Council Member Vincent J. Olson was first elected to the Town Council in 1976 and retired in 1988. He was appointed in 1989 to serve out the first year of Richard Fisher's term and elected in 1990 to serve out the remaining year. He was elected to a two-year term in 1991 and has been re-elected each two years since then. Prior to election to the Town Council, he served on the Town Planning Commission. He retired in 1999 as a distributor for the Washington Post. He is an active member of the Vienna Ayr Hill Lions Club.
* Council Member Michael J. Polychrones was appointed in 1996 to fill the unexpired term of George E. Lovelace and then elected to his first two-year term in 1997. He is a former member of the Transportation Safety Commission and Planning Commission and received a Certified Planning Commission certificate from Virginia Tech in 1996. A land records examiner and title insurance professional, he is currently assistant vice president of First Virginia Insurance Services. He is a past president and life member of the Vienna Jaycees and a member of the Vienna Host Lions Club.
* Council Member Maud F. Robinson was appointed to Council in 2000 to fill the unexpired term of M. Jane Seeman and was elected to a two-year term in 2001. She previously served on the Board of Architectural Review and the Town/Business Liaison Committee. She is a board member of Historic Vienna, Inc., and has been active in many of the Town's service clubs. She was named 2000 Citizen of the Year by the Vienna Times newspaper and 1993 Citizen of the Year by the Vienna Regional Chamber of Commerce.
* Council member Laurie Genevro Cole was elected this year, and is starting her first two-year term on the council. Before being elected to council, she was a member of the Board of Zoning Appeals. She was appointed to that board in December 2000. She was previously a member of the Beautification Commission (from 1994-1996, now the Community Enhancement Commission), the Sidewalk Study Committee (1998), and the Planning Commission (1996-2000). In 1996 she was the chairwoman of the Beautification Commission. She received a bachelor of arts degree from Pomona College in California in 1979, and a law degree from the UCLA School of Law in Los Angeles in 1985. She worked as an attorney for Steptoe and Johnson in Washington, DC from 1986-1989 and has been an adjunct professor at Marymount University since 2000. She is also an inactive member of the District of Columbia and California Bars. She volunteers with the PTA for her children's schools and as a Team Parent for several Vienna youth sports teams, and served as the secretary for the Vienna Madison Community Coalition from 1999-2001.
* Council member Edythe Frankel Kelleher was elected this year, and is starting her first two-year term on the council. Currently on leave from a staff position with the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors (1996-2002), she received a bachelor's degree from John Hopkins University and a master of business administration degree from George Washington University. She is the chairman of the Hunter Mill Land Use Advisory Committee and served as the Vienna Elementary PTA President 2000-2001, the South Vienna Association President 1996-2000, a member of the Hunter Mill District Council of Civic Associations, and a member of the Vienna Regional Chamber of Commerce. She was a member of the Beautification Commission from 1997-1999.