Members of the Fort Belvoir Mayor Program met with Col. Joe Messina, Fort Belvoir Garrison Commander, and Command Sgt. Maj. Gregory Kleinholz, Fort Belvoir Garrison Command Sergeant Major, during their monthly meeting August 24. Photo courtesy of Alicia Luster, Fort Belvoir Ombudsman.

Connect with Your Mayors

Military Families are quite familiar with PCS season, which is winding down. It's a military Family way of life: move in, meet some neighbors, find common interests, develop new friendships.

For those Families that have just moved to Fort Belvoir, our housing community has a unique benefit waiting for to utilize: your village mayor. Mayors are Service members that have volunteered or been elected by the community to serve. The mayor is the one to plan exciting community events, such as outdoor movies and holiday decorating contests, and is also someone who can help connect you to on-post resources and services. In many cases, there is also a deputy mayor to assist in those duties. Mayors and deputy mayors work directly with the Fort Belvoir Ombudsman to assist in resolving resident concerns and enhance communication between housing residents and the garrison leadership.

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Col. Joe Messina, Fort Belvoir Garrison Commander, talks with mayors at their monthly meeting Aug. 24.  Photo courtesy of Alicia Luster, Fort Belvoir Ombudsman.

Wednesday, at the monthly meeting, Col. Joe Messina, the new Garrison Commander, and Command Sgt. Maj. Gregory Kleinholz, Garrison Command Sergeant Major, met with the mayors to better understand the challenges of living in each village, as well as to learn the upcoming events that are planned for this fall. 

The mayor program was established to give a voice to service members and their Families and foster a better sense of community within each of the 15 villages of Fort Belvoir. All residents are encouraged to connect with their mayors and deputy mayors. Below, you will find a ink to their Facebook groups and emails to connect.

Those interested in serving as a mayor or deputy mayor should contact Alicia Luster, the Garrison Housing Ombudsman, for more information at 703-898-1524.


Fort Belvoir Mayors

Village                          Mayor                        Deputy Mayor                     Facebook Group facebook-logo-circle-new.png                         Email

River                            *Vacant                 Ms. Katey Houge               Click here to join            

Fairfax                    LTC Catherine Martinez        *Vacant                Click here to join

Belvoir               COL Douglas Copeland  SGT Jeremiah Aldrich  Click here to join   

Park                       *Vacant                       Ms. Elizabeth Rhoten       Click here to join      

Jadwin Loop        CPT John Rhoten             *Vacant                       Click here to join     

Lewis                     MSgt. Kalvin Moore          Ms. Jenn Lindsey     Click here to join     

Woodlawn             CW2 Mathew Smith     Ms. Nakeita Green      Click here to join     

Dogue Creek        SGT John Fors               Ms. Maria Fors             Click here to join     

Vernondale          SFC Joshua Unruh        *Vacant                  Click here to join  

Cedar Grove         CDR Michael Margolius   Ms. Michelle Gwin  Click here to join    

Rossell                  LTC Bill Redd        LCDR (Ret.) Kristine Neeley    Click here to join    

George Washington  SPC Mike Thomas    *Vacant                Click here to join

Gerber              *Vacant                              *Vacant                         Click here to join

Colyer              *Vacant                               *Vacant                       Click here to join    

Herryford         *Vacant                            *Vacant                       Click here to join    

By Fort Belvoir Public Affairs