Vola LawsonVola Lawson

Vola Therrell Lawson, the first female City Manager of Alexandria, died on Tuesday, December 10, at the age of 79. Lawson, who served as the City Manager for 15 years, from 1985 to 2000, held her position during the construction of Beatley Central Library and the renovation of the Barrett Branch. She will be remembered for her impact on the community, and public service activism. Mayor William D. Euille issued a statement.