Robert W. Lazaro, Jr. serves as Director of Regional Energy Planning for the Northern Virginia Regional Commission (NVRC). NVRC serves a population of approximately 2.2 million residents.
Prior to his appointment as Director, Lazaro has a long history of public service in the community serving first as a Town Council member of the Town of Purcellville, Virginia and four terms as Mayor. During his service as Mayor the Town was recognized in a number of areas for environmental protection and sustainability winning the Governor’s Gold Medal for Environmental Excellence (2010), the Historic District Design Excellence Award (2011 & 2012) and the prestigious Siemens’ Corporation National Sustainable Communities Award (2012). Under Lazaro’s leadership the Town placed more land in conservation than any Town in Virginia. Further, during Lazaro’s tenure the Town made significant investments in its wastewater and water resources.
Recognized as a leader in the Commonwealth, Lazaro chaired the Northern Virginia Regional Commission, served as Chairman of the Virginia Municipal League (VML) Environmental Quality Committee, chaired the VML Go Green Committee and served as Vice-Chairman of VML’s Legislative Committee. Lazaro currently serves on the Loudoun Regional Advisory Board of the John Marshall Bank, the Board of Directors of Visit Loudoun, the Board of Directors of the Virginia Land Conservation Foundation Board and the Board of Directors of the Local Energy Alliance Program.
Bob has been married to Carolyn for the past 28 years and their daughter, Kathryn, is a recent graduate of Radford University.