Libby Garvey

Arlington County Board Member

Headshot of Libby Garvey, wearing brown long sleeved blouse and brown and orange scarf.

Libby Garvey was appointed to NVTC in January 2017 and serves as a member of the NVTC Program Advisory Committee and the NVTC Legislative and Policy Committee.  She also is a principal member of the VRE Operations Board.

Ms. Garvey was elected to the Arlington County Board in March 2012, after serving on the Arlington County School Board for 15 years, including five times as chair.  She has twice served as Chair of the Arlington County Board.

Ms. Garvey began her professional career as a teacher in the Peace Corps in the Central African Republic.  She worked as a legislative aide to Congressman Lee Hamilton and as an associate director of the Mount Holyoke College Washington Internship Program.  Virginia Governor Mark Warner appointed Ms. Garvey to serve on the P-16 Education Council, a position she continued under Governor Tim Kaine.

Ms. Garvey also sits on several regional groups, including the Northern Virginia Regional Commission and Metropolitan Washington Council of Government’s (COG) Chesapeake Bay and Water Resources Committee and the Region Forward Committee.  She has served as Chair for both COG committees.

Throughout her career, Ms. Garvey has been involved in many community organizations, including serving as vice president of the County Council of PTAs; vice president of the Fairlington Civic Association; and vice-chair of the Advisory Council on Instruction.  She established the Kennan Garvey Memorial Fund for Phoenix Bikes in memory of her husband and served on its board for 12 years.  She has served as an occasional volunteer speaker for the Washington Regional Transplant Community.  An Arlington resident since 1977, Ms. Garvey earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts.

Board Member Libby Garvey’s January 2022 priorities(PDF, 98KB)