Nominated by WomenWork (WoW) Employee Resource Group
For decades, Charlene Bickford has been a prominent leader in the community in a variety of capacities.
Bickford has served two stints on the Arlington Electoral Board, from 1987 – 1994 and again from 2003 to present. She began her most recent 3-year appointment to the board in 2018 and currently serves as its chair.
She has also given back to the community in myriad ways, including being an educator and historian at George Mason University and The George Washington University (GWU). She is the retired director of the First Federal Congress Project at GWU, which researched and published a 22-volume history of the First Federal Congress.
Bickford formerly served three terms as the Arlington County Democratic Committee (ACDC) chair, chaired the ACDC’s Roosevelt Society, worked on numerous Democratic campaigns and was also recognized as an Arlington “Woman of Vision” — among other accomplishments and roles in the community.