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Conversations With…City Councilman Canek Aguirre

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Date(s) - 07/12/2020
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Please join us for a conversation with Alexandria City Councilman Canek Aguirre. Howard Weiss will moderate the discussion and your questions will be welcome during the program. This is a Zoom program. Please RSVP by July 10.


Councilman Canek Aguirre was elected on November 6, 2018. He is the first Latino ever to serve on the Alexandria City Council. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Canek is a community advocate and progressive leader focused on improving the lives of all Alexandrians. As the son of Mexican immigrants, Canek knows first-hand the importance of hard work, education, and ensuring everyone has a fair shot at the American Dream.

Currently in his first term, Canek serves as Chair of the City of Alexandria’s 2020 Census Complete Count Committee, Vice Chair of the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission (NVTC), and was appointed to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Board of Directors as an Alternate Director in March 2020. He is on the Leadership Council for the Alexandria Campaign on Adolescent Pregnancy (ACAP) and serves on the Steering Committee for the Partnership for a Healthier Alexandria.

In 2016, Canek was appointed to the Virginia Board of Social Work by Governor Terry McAuliffe.

A member of numerous boards and commissions in the region prior to his election, Canek has made it a priority to give back to his adopted community. He is a past Chair of the City of Alexandria’s Economic Opportunities Commission, past President of the Tenants and Workers United (TWU) Board of Directors, and past Vice Chairman of the Health Systems Agency of Northern Virginia (HSANV) Board of Directors.

In his professional capacity, Canek works to increase access to care and improve health outcomes for Medicaid populations throughout Northern Virginia.  Prior to this, Canek spent three years serving students and families in Alexandria City Public Schools.