Maureen Coffey

Member, Arlington County Board


County Board member Maureen Coffey was elected to her first term in November 2023. Previously, she worked on the Early Childhood Policy team at the Center for American Progress and the Institute for Women's Policy Research. She has also participated in a research partnership with the American Public Human Services Association, worked with the Study of Early Education through Partnerships, and worked to reduce discrimination in home mortgage lending.

In 2021, Coffey was appointed by Governor Ralph Northam to serve on Virginia's Family and Children's Trust, a group focused on the prevention and treatment of family violence, including child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and elder abuse and neglect. Locally, she has served as a board member of the Arlington County Civic Federation (CivFed) and has been an active member of the Clarendon-Courthouse Civic Association.

Coffey earned her bachelor's degree in economics at Oberlin College and her Master of Public Policy from the University of Virginia. She is the daughter of a teacher and software engineer, and she enjoys biking the W&OD trail, playing field hockey, and kayaking.