About Del Pepper

Del Pepper chairs the City’s Facilities Naming Committee and represents the Council on the Alexandria Commission on Aging. She co-chairs Alexandria Works (Job Works) and during this term, she co-chaired the Potomac River Generating Station (PRGS) monitoring Group. Del also represents the City Council on several regional committees. Del is a former President of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, (COG) Corporation, and currently serves as the Mayor’s alternate to the COG Board. Del represents the City Council on COG’s Air Quality Committee, (MWAQC) where she earlier served as its chair. She serves as the Council’s representative on COG’s Climate, Energy, and Environment Policy Committee, (CEEPC). Pepper serves as the Treasurer of the Northern Virginia Regional Commission, and is the Chair of its Operations Committee.

Del is a member of the Optimists Club of Alexandria. She sits on the boards of the Friendship Firehouse and Senior Services of Alexandria. Del is a Life Member of the NAACP and the Urban League.

Del Pepper was born and raised in Omaha Nebraska. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Grinnell College and did graduate work at the University of Wisconsin. She worked five years as a social worker in Chicago, Illinois. She is married to Dr. F. J. Pepper, a practicing psychiatrist with an office in Alexandria. The Peppers have been active in numerous organizations. They have a married son, Murphy Pepper. He and his wife Soo have five children. Murphy is a product of the Alexandria Public Schools. He is a practicing lawyer in the Richmond, Virginia area. Del was the administrative aide to former Mayor Charles E. Beatley, Jr.