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Mr. Chris Zimmerman

Vice President of Economic Development

Smart Growth America

HQ Phone: (202) 207-3355

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Smart Growth America

1707 L St NW Suite 1050

Washington Dc, District of Columbia 20036

United States

Company Description

Smart Growth America is the only national organization dedicated to researching, advocating for and leading coalitions to bring smart growth practices to more communities nationwide. From providing more sidewalks so people can walk to their town center to ... more

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Employment History

Music Director

Fairfax Symphony Orchestra

Officio

Fairfax Symphony Orchestra

Chairman

Arlington County Board

Chairman

Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance

Chairman

County

Board Chairman

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

Chairman of Directors

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

Music Director

Symphony

Affiliations

Board Member
Fairfax Symphony Orchestra

Member
Arlington County Board

Vice Chair
Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance

Member
Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance

Board Member
County

Board Member
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

Education

Bachelor of Science

Political Science and Economics

The American University

Master of Arts

Economics

University of Maryland

Gunston Middle School , Rebecca

Virginia Commonwealth University

B.S.

political science and economics

M.A.

economics

Web References (195 Total References)


Our Staff | Smart Growth America

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Christopher Zimmerman is Smart Growth America's Vice President for Economic Development, and Director of the Governors' Institute on Community Design. Much of his work focuses on the economic and fiscal impact of development policies on localities and regions. Prior to joining Smart Growth America, for two decades Chris was heavily involved in planning, development, and transportation policy in Arlington County, VA and the greater Washington, DC region. This included work as a neighborhood and civic leader, as a planning commissioner, 18 years as a member of the Arlington County Board, and 13 years on the Board of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, as well as other regional transportation agencies. Prior to his service as an elected official, Mr. Zimmerman was Chief Economist at the National Conference of State Legislatures. He holds a Master of Arts in Economics from the University of Maryland and a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and Economics from The American University. Christopher can be reached at czimmerman [at] smartgrowthamerica [dot] org.


The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra

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Christopher Zimmerman, ex officio


Board of Directors

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Christopher Zimmerman, Ex-Officio (Fairfax Symphony)


The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra

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Christopher Zimmerman - Music Director

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Christopher Zimmerman
Named Music Director of Fairfax Symphony Orchestra in 2009, Christopher Zimmerman's contract was recently extended through 2015.
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Brookes commented: Zimmerman "has been injecting adrenalin into this determined ensemble… [and has] made the Fairfax players a serious force to be reckoned with, and Midgette wrote: Bernstein " was a note-perfect end to a very refreshing evening that spoke well for the programming vision of Zimmerman."
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Brookes commented: Zimmerman "has been injecting adrenalin into this determined ensemble… [and has] made the Fairfax players a serious force to be reckoned with, and Midgette wrote: Bernstein " was a note-perfect end to a very refreshing evening that spoke well for the programming vision of Zimmerman."
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In 2011, Zimmerman was selected as the first place winner in the professional orchestra category of The American Prize in Conducting, a new award given for nationwide performances for conductors of all genres and other categories. His U.S. operatic conducting debut, Carlisle Floyd's Susannah, won first place in a National Opera Association competition.
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Zimmerman made his professional debut with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, a performance that was noted in The Daily Telegraph of London as, "a most auspicious London debut. This debut was followed by engagements with the London Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic. He has since conducted orchestras all over the world in Asia, Europe and the Americas, with recent appearances in Venezuela, Finland, Prague, and Mexico.
Prior to his appointment to FSO, Zimmerman served as Music Director of the Symphony of Southeast Texas, the Bangor Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Concert Opera, and the City of London Chamber Orchestra. In 1999 he was appointed Music Director of the Hartt Symphony and Primrose Fuller Professor of Orchestral Studies at the Hartt School.
Christopher Zimmerman graduated from Yale with a B.A. in Music, and received his Master's from the University of Michigan. He also studied with Seiji Ozawa and Gunther Schuller at Tanglewood, and at the Pierre Monteux School in Maine with Charles Bruck. Zimmerman served as an apprentice to Andrew Davis and the Toronto Symphony and in Prague, as Assistant Conductor to Vaclav Neumann and the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra.


NVTC Bios

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Christopher Zimmerman

Commissioner, Arlington County
Christopher Zimmerman joined NVTC in 1998, and served as chairman in 2002 and 2009. He has been a member of the Arlington County Board from 1996 and currently serves as its chairman. Mr. Zimmerman served on the WMATA Board of Directors from 1998-2011 (having previously served as chairman in 2002 and 2008). He is also a member of the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority and t he Transportation Planning Board for the National Capital Region. In addition, he is a member of the VRE Operations Board and served as its chairman in 2009. Mr. Zimmerman holds a B.S. degree in Political Science and Economics from the American University and a M.A. in economics from the University of Maryland.

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