Bill McKenna, a resident of Herndon since 2012, is currently serving his first term on the Herndon Town Council and seeking re-election. He represents the town on the Phase II Dulles Rail Transportation Improvement District Commission Board, Board Member of the Dulles Area Transportation Association (DATA), and is an alternate representative to the Inter-Jurisdictional Committee and serves on the town’s Interview Committee. In 2017, he was appointed to the Virginia Municipal League (VML) General Laws Policy Committee.
He also created the Herndon Youth Advisory Council, whose mission is to advise the Herndon Town Council on activities, issues and decisions relating to youth and to advocate for legislation that caters to the interests and desires of our diverse youth population.
McKenna is active in the Herndon Chamber of Commerce. He was appointed by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to represent the Dranesville District for the Citizen’s Corp Council of Fairfax County.
McKenna is a former elected councilman in the Borough of Dunellen, New Jersey. At 24, he was the youngest elected official in NJ in 1998. He was chairman of the finance committee and appointed to several county and state committees including the NJ League of Municipalities, a bi-partisan, voluntary association created to help communities do a better job of self-government through pooling information resources and brain power.
He was selected as person of the month July 2000 in New Jersey by Cablevision and by The Courier News for his work before, during and after Hurricane Floyd, which left many towns without power and water for days. Because of this, Bill was asked to be interviewed on a statewide TV program called Meet The Leaders in 2001:
McKenna is a board member of the Herndon Village Network, a volunteer and supporter of Herndon Community Television and volunteers with the Salvation Army, Children’s Hospitals in Washington, DC and Morgantown, WV, and the Massey Cancer Center at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. His story about his work with the Massey Cancer Center was documented by the Richmond Times Dispatch. The link is below:
Runners Have Many Reasons to Hit the Streets - April 14, 2013
McKenna has 20 years’ experience in the financial and IT sectors and currently works for Cygnacom Solutions, a cybersecurity firm as their Director of Business Development. He holds a BA in Political Science from West Virginia Wesleyan College.