Phil Duncan serves on the Falls Church, Virginia, City Council and is President of Civicatalyst Communications, a consulting firm focusing on civic participation and education. A native of East Tennessee, Phil is a graduate of Davidson College, where he edited the student newspaper. He worked at The Charlotte Observer and The Knoxville News Sentinel, then for twenty years at Congressional Quarterly as a politics reporter and editor. He served four years as Executive Director of NCoC. Prior to his 2012 election to City Council, Phil was a founding Board member of the Falls Church Education Foundation, chairman of the City Schools’ Business in Education Partnership, and vice chairman of the Falls Church Chamber of Commerce, receiving its “Pillar of the Community” award in 2001. Phil is President of the Duncan Educational Fund, Inc., which assists exceptional students in Scott County, Tenn., where his grandmother was a longtime teacher. He and his wife Leslie have a daughter and a son.