Director, Department of Transportation & Environmental Services, City of Alexandria, VA
Yon Lambert oversees a department of 217 full-time employees, an annual operating budget of $61 million and 10-year capital improvement program of over $500 million for transportation and infrastructure. One major initiative is the infill Metrorail station at Potomac Yard which is expected to generate over 26,000 jobs and $2 billion in net new tax revenue. The $320 million project was key in attracting Amazon and Virginia Tech to National Landing. His department is also building a $140 million bus rapid transit corridor in the West End, implementing a Vision Zero program, citywide Smart Mobility systems and major sewer infrastructure.
Yon joined the City in 2006 to develop its non-motorized transportation program. In 2010, he became the T&ES Deputy Director/Operations with responsibility for public works. He holds a B.A. from the University of South Carolina and a Master of Public Administration from Virginia Tech. Lambert is 2019 Harvard Kennedy School appointee and an alumnus of post-graduate programs at the University of Virginia and the University of Miami (FL) School of Architecture. Yon lives in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria with his wife and two daughters who attend Alexandria public schools.