Krasnoff - Our Clerk

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Alan Krasnoff - a record of service

For over 27 years, Alan Krasnoff has served us honorably and well. He has been elected to five consecutive terms as a member of Chesapeake's City Council and is serving his third term as mayor.

  • Elected mayor in May, 2008 and re-elected in May, 2012 and May, 2016
  • First elected to City Council in 1990 and re-elected in 1994, 1998, 2002 and 2006
  • Member and inaugural chair, Hampton Roads Transportation Accountability Commission
  • Member, Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization
  • Member and former chair, Hampton Roads Military and Federal Facilities Alliance
  • Member, Hampton Roads Economic Development Alliance
  • Member, Hampton Roads Mayors and Chairs Caucus
  • Former member and chair, Hampton Roads Planning District Commission
  • Former chair, Southside Mayors and Chairs
  • Former member and chair, Metropolitan Planning Organization
  • Member, Chesapeake Planning Commission, 1985 to 1988
  • Chairman, 1988 Library Bond Referendum
  • Chairman, 1986 Road Bond Referendum
  • Life member, Chesapeake NAACP
  • Staff development consultant for Chesapeake Public Schools, 2005 to 2006 
  • Volunteer cross-country and indoor and outdoor track coach for Deep Creek High School, 2003 and 2004
  • Summer school Spanish teacher at Carver and Truitt Intermediate schools, 2001
  • Volunteer coach, Indian River High School cross-country team, 1995 to 1998
  • Volunteer cross-country coach for Oscar Smith High School, summer 2002
  • Former member, Great Bridge High School PTSA
  • Volunteer team chiropractor for Deep Creek High School wrestling, 1982 to 1983
  • Member of the board of directors, Chesapeake Juvenile Advisory Board, 1983 to 1985
  • Member of the board of directors, Chesapeake Volunteer in Youth Services, 1983 to 1985
  • Bachelor's degree in economics from Queens College of the City University of New York
  • Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the National College of Chiropractic
  • Master's degree in urban education and school counseling from Norfolk State University
  • Former member, Virginia Counseling Association
  • Chiropractor, Krasnoff Chiropractic Center
  • Resident of Chesapeake for over three decades
  • Attends Christian Embassy International Church
  • Married to the former Phyllis Koppelman, proud father of two children, Matthew and Amanda, and very proud grandfather of Leighton, Palmer and Sienna
  • Recipient, 2014 Civic Leader of the Year Excellence Award
  • Recipient, 2015-16 Elks Distinguished Citizenship Award
  • Recipient, 2017 Chesapeake Environmental Improvement Council Pioneer Award