Jennifer Passey has lived in the City of Fairfax since 2010 with her husband and four boys. An active member of our community, she served on the City’s Planning Commission from 2011-14, the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board from 2012-14, and the Country Club Hills Civic Association from 2010-12. Jennifer was elected to the Fairfax City Council in September 2017 and reelected in May 2018 for the 2018-20 term.
Jennifer is an issue advocacy specialist with over 15 years of professional experience in Washington, D.C.; New Delhi, India; and Dhaka, Bangladesh. She grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and moved to the Washington Metropolitan Area in 1995 to attend The George Washington University, where she received her B.A. and, later, her Masters in Political Management. Jennifer worked as a legislative associate for the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), the trade association representing companies that publish computer and video games. In 2007, she moved to New Delhi and worked for a non-profit organization as an advocate for spouses of expatriates, building relationships with multi-national companies, NGOs and foreign governments including Coca Cola, Ericsson, Nokia, UBS, IKEA, the International Committee of the Red Cross, the United Nations, and the governments of Canada, Sweden, the United States, and the United Kingdom. She also worked as a marketing consultant for a small woman-owned business that provided professional services to expatriates in New Delhi. From 2014-16, she lived in Dhaka, where she was the Communications and Publications Coordinator at the American International School Dhaka (AISD).
Jennifer currently works for Girls on the Run of NOVA, a non-profit organization located in the City. She is a parishioner of St. Leo the Great Catholic Church and an involved parent at St. Leo the Great Catholic School.