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The Alexandria City Academy - Curriculum
(For Residents and Businesses)

Classes for the 18th session of the City Academy will begin on Thursday, March 13 and run for nine weeks, ending on Thursday, May 8. each class will begin at 7 p.m. and end at 9 p.m.; light refreshments will be provided beginning at 6:30 p.m. The Graduation Ceremony will be held on Tuesday, May 13 during the City Council Meeting.

The Academy is designed to develop civic leadership and build a stronger city through well informed and engaged residents and business owners. This program will also prepare individuals for public service on a board, commission, or task force or other involvement in the City's governance.

For additional information, contact Elaine Scott at 703.746.4317 or by email: elaine.scott@alexandriava.gov.

Session 1: March 13

Getting to Know Your City Government 
City Hall - Council Workroom - 301 King Street
 
Session 1 Presentation (File size is 7.50 MB. For best results, right-click, select Save Target As, and save to a familiar location on your computer.)

  • Welcome
  • Brief History of Alexandria
  • Overview of Government Organization
  • City Employment
  • Communications and Public Information
  • Information Technology Services


Session 2: March 20

Community Development
City Hall - Council Workroom 
 
Session 2 - AEDP and ACVA Presentation (File size is 2.10 MB. For best results, right-click, select Save Target As, and save to a familiar location on your computer.)
Session 2 - Housing Presentation (File size is 1 MB.)
Session 2 - Planning & Zoning Presentation (File size is 9.30 MB.)

  • Meet the City Manager
  • Promoting the City's Economic Development: AEDP and ACVA
  • Affordable/Subsidized Housing
  • Land Use Planning
  • Zoning: Map, Regulations, Processes
  • Historic Preservation/BAR

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Session 3: March 27

Code Administration & Transportation and Environmental Services
City Hall - Council Workroom 
 
Session 3 Presentation (File size is 3.20 MB. For best results, right-click, select Save Target As, and save to a familiar location on your computer.)

  • Building Controls/Code Enforcement
  • Transportation Policy
  • Traffic Management System
  • Transit Services
  • DASH
  • Street Maintenance
  • Garbage Collection and Recycling
  • Environmental Quality Controls
  • Virginia-American Water Co. and Alexandria Renew Enterprises

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Session 4: April 3

Finances and Support Services
City Hall - Council Workroom
 
Session 4 Presentation (File size is 2.50 MB. For best results, right-click, select Save Target As, and save to a familiar location on your computer.)

  • Finance Department (Treasury and Revenue Divisions)
  • Overview 2014 Real Estate Assessments
  • Overview of the City's Operating and Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Budgets
  • Overview of Budget Process
  • Revenue Base

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Session 5: April 10

Leisure and Cultural Activities 
Charles Houston Center – 901 Wythe Street
Session 5 Presentation (File size is 8.30 MB. For best results, right-click, select Save Target As, and save to a familiar location on your computer.) 

  • Recreation Programs: Youth, Adults and Seniors
  • Parks, Centers, Pools and Other Facilities
  • Open Space Plan
  • Library Services
  • Historic Sites and Museums
  • Arts

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Session 6: April 17

Public Safety (Fire) & Fire Administration
 Station 204 - 900 Second Street
 
Session 6 Presentation (File size is 7.40 MB. For best results, right-click, select Save Target As, and save to a familiar location on your computer.)

  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Fire and EMS Services 

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Session 7: April 24

City Judicial System, Office of Human Rights, Alexandria Public Schools  & City Support Services
City Hall - Council Workroom 
Session 7 Presentation (File size is 1.60 MB. For best results, right-click, select Save Target As, and save to a familiar location on your computer.)

  • Greetings/Welcome by Mayor William D. Euille
  • Panel discussion with members of the City's Judicial System
  • Human Rights
  • Overview of the Alexandria City Public School System (ACPS)
  • City Support Services - Capital Projects, Facilities and Vehicle Maintenance, Print Services

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Session 8: May 1

Community and Human Services
Alexandria Department of Health - 4480 King Street 
Session 8 Presentation (File size is 1.90 MB. For best results, right-click, select Save Target As, and save to a familiar location on your computer.)

  • Child Welfare Services
  • Assistance Programs
  • JobLink 
  • Youth Programs
  • MH/MR/SA Services
  • Public Health

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Session 9: May 8

Public Safety (Sheriff and Police)
Alexandria Police Department Headquarters - 3600 Wheeler Avenue
 
Session 9 Presentation (File size is 5.20 MB. For best results, right-click, select Save Target As, and save to a familiar location on your computer.)

  • Police Programs and Operations
  • Sheriff and Jail

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Public Information
301 King Street, Room 1900
Alexandria, VA 22314
703.746.4800
Fax: 703.838.6426
E-mail

Communications
301 King St., Room 3400
Alexandria, VA 22314
703.746.3960
Fax: 703.838.6343
E-mail

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday,
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.