Mary Katherine Greenlaw, Mayor

Mary Katherine Greenlaw Opens in new windowOffice: 715 Princess Anne Street, Room 208
Mailing: P.O. Box 7447, Fredericksburg, VA 22404
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Office: (540) 372-1022
Clerk: (540) 372-1010
Term: July 2, 2012 - June 30, 2024


A Fredericksburg native, The Honorable Mary Katherine Greenlaw has been active in numerous City and regional civic endeavors for many years.  Prior to first being elected as Mayor in 2012, she served four years as an At-Large member of the Fredericksburg City Council; and eight years as a member of the Fredericksburg Planning Commission where she served as Vice-Chair and Chair. 

A former Chair of MWHC, Mayor Greenlaw is currently serving on the Mary Washington Hospital Foundation Board where she has also served as Chair.   She is a former chair of the Thurman Brisben Center Executive Board and a founding member of the Fredericksburg Festival of the Arts.

Mayor Greenlaw represents the City on the Fredericksburg Regional Alliance.

Mayor Greenlaw’s career experience includes owning the Houston School of Dance and teaching in the Fredericksburg and Prince William County Schools.  She and her late husband, Wilson Greenlaw, owned and operated Park Farm and Greenlaw’s Beef.   She is retired from Thalhimer/Cushman Wakefield commercial real estate firm where she was a landlord representative and investment sales broker.  She is also a graduate of the University of South, School of Theology, Education for Ministry.

Mayor Greenlaw’s honors include Volunteer of the Year by the Pratt Mental Health Association, serving on the USS Chancellorsville Commissioning Committee, being named a Woman of Distinction by the Girl Scout Commonwealth Council, the Prince B. Woodard Leadership Award from the Fredericksburg Area Chamber of Commerce, and The People’s Choice Award in the Dancing with the Stars charity event. 

Mayor Greenlaw is the proud parent of four sons, seven grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.