About AYD

Mission Statement

The Arlington Young Democrats are a group of progressive and liberal individuals who provide an inclusive, growing, and empowering forum for all community members. We believe in: living our Democratic values, electing leaders who embody these values, elevating the voices of young people within the party at the local, state, and federal level, responding to the needs of the people, and furthering outreach and education while developing our future generation of leaders.

About

Founded in 1936, AYD is the largest Young Democrats chapter in the state of Virginia. We are comprised of Arlington advocates under the age of 35 committed to furthering our stated mission and electing Democratic leaders.

Executive Board

Tania Bougebrayel
President
Tania Bougebrayel

President

Nicole Merlene
Vice President
Nicole Merlene

Vice President

Maureen Coffey
Secretary
Maureen Coffey

Secretary

Sarah Kramer
Treasurer
Dan Matthews
Community Director
Dan Matthews

Community Director

Jimmy McBirney
Campaign Director
Jimmy McBirney

Campaign Director

Graydon Vann
Outreach Director
Graydon Vann

Outreach Director

Melissa Howard
Membership Director
Melissa Howard

Membership Director

Nick Dilenschneider
Democratic Party Rep
Nick Dilenschneider

Democratic Party Rep

Lisette Anzoategui
Recruitment Director
Lisette Anzoategui

Recruitment Director

Joshua Lapidus
Retention Director
Joshua Lapidus

Retention Director

Chris Leyen
Publicity Director
Chris Leyen

Publicity Director

Sacha Brenac
Programming Director
Sacha Brenac

Programming Director

Ryan J. Koehler
Digital Director
Ryan J. Koehler

Digital Director

Finance Director
Finance Director
Finance Director

Finance Director

Maggie Davis
President Emeritus
Maggie Davis

President Emeritus

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