David Meyer has called the City of Fairfax home for over 35 years. In 1981, newlyweds David and Cindy moved into their home in Old Lee Hills. They started a family on Heritage Lane and quickly became active members of the community, as their daughter, Louisa, and their son, Elliot, participated in FPYC sports, scouting, and church programs.
As David and Cindy made close friends with families throughout the neighborhood, David began his community service on the board of the Old Lee Hills Civic Association. David has served in many different leadership capacities in the City, including President of the Old Lee Hills Civic Association, President of the PTA at Fairfax High School, the Board of Directors of Historic Fairfax City, Inc., Board Member of Country Club Hills Pool, and Co-chair of the City’s Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee. David also co-authored the City's most recent history, Fairfax, Virginia: A City Traveling Through Time.
For over 140 years, the Civil War-era Willcoxson farm house, know as Blenheim, stood on a hill along Old Lee Highway at its intersection with Heritage Lane. Once part of a large, 19th-century farm, ownership of the property had remained within the same family through 4 generations. In 1998, the 12-acre site was being sold and a dense townhouse development was being considered for this site.
David successfully co-led a citizen coalition whose efforts resulted in the City of Fairfax purchasing the property. The site, which served as a regimental headquarters and a hospital during the Civil War, has national historic significance for the quantity and quality of inscriptions made by soldiers during this pivotal time in our nation’s history. David conceived the idea of the park’s interpretive center and led the effort to build it. Today, Historic Blenheim is a destination site that receives thousands of visitors and contributes significantly to the City’s economy and tourism business.
David has served as Mayor since 2017, and before that was a member of the City Council since 2008. He currently represents the City on the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority, the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission, and the Board of Directors for the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments and its Transportation Planning Board. In these assignments, David always makes certain that the City's best interests are protected and advanced in regional planning decisions.
The Meyer Family
David retired after 37 years of Federal civilian service as a Senior Executive at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. David and his wife, Cindy (who teaches chemistry at Fairfax High School) still live in Old Lee Hills. David holds a B.A. in Political Science from Randolph-Macon College, and a Masters of Public Administration from American University.