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Official Announcements for the City of Alexandria: January 9 – January 15, 2010

Saturday, January 9 – Fort Ward Park History Group Meeting
Interested participants are invited to the Fort Ward Park History Group meeting at Fort Ward Museum, 4301 W. Braddock Rd., from 9 a.m. to noon. Workgroup members are recording family history, identifying features such as graves, documenting historical photographs including family and landscape images, and helping with other projects related to the history of the site and in particular, to the African-American community that existed at Fort Ward. For more information, please visit www.fortward.org or call 703.838.4848.

Wednesday, January 13 – Census Complete Count Committee Meeting
The 2010 Census Complete Count Committee Meeting will convene at 7 p.m. in Room 3-4 at the Durant Center, 1605 Cameron Street. City Council established a Complete Count Committee to help develop a strategy to ensure an accurate count and promote participation by all residents in the 2010 Census. For more information, contact Ralph Rosenbaum at 703.746.3859.

Wednesday, January 13 – Strategic Planning Forum on Land Use and Economic Development
The City will hold a strategic planning forum on Goal #1 of the City Council Strategic Plan, which focuses on “quality development and redevelopment, support for local businesses, and a strong, diverse, and growing local economy.” The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in the Council Workroom, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 301 King St. For more information, contact Brandi Collins at 703.746.3854.

Thursday, January 14 – Ad Hoc Fort Ward Park and Museum Area Stakeholder Advisory Group Meeting
The City of Alexandria's Ad Hoc Fort Ward Park and Museum Area Stakeholder Advisory Group will meet at the Fort Ward Museum, 4301 W. Braddock Rd. at 7 p.m. on Thursday, January 14 and Tuesday, January 26. Established by City Council resolution in June 2009, the Advisory Group will advise City staff on Fort Ward Park and Museum use and management. For more information, visit www.alexandriava.gov/recreation or call Laura Durham, Open Space Coordinator at 703.746.5493.

Thursday, January 14 – CANCELLED: Board of Zoning Appeals Hearing
Please note that the Board of Zoning Appeals Hearing scheduled for Thursday, January 14 has been cancelled.

Thursday, January 14 – Waterfront Plan History Night
A meeting to discuss the history of the Alexandria waterfront is scheduled for 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St. The purpose of history night is to recognize significant themes, places, events, activities and people that distinguish the history of the Alexandria waterfront. In addition, we will discuss how history of the waterfront can enhance its character and add to the experience of being there. For more information, contact Veronica Davis at 703.746.3855.

Coming Soon

Monday, January 18 – Alexandria Marketing Fund Applications Due
Applications are now being accepted for the Alexandria Marketing Fund, a program administered by the Alexandria Marketing Committee. The program is designed to encourage public-private partnerships that promote the City as a destination for visiting, shopping, dining and doing business. City Council appropriates monies for the fund on an annual basis and the Marketing Committee reviews and approves applications for funding. Information, guidelines, and an online application are available at alexandriava.gov/MarketingFund. The deadline for applications is Monday, January 18. For more information, contact Andrea Blackford at 703.746.3959 or e-mail andrea.blackford@alexandriava.gov.

Ongoing

FY 2011 Budget Process
The City of Alexandria expects Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 to be another challenging year based on early economic forecasts. As the City begins the budget process, we would like your input regarding the FY 2011 Operating Budget and Capitol Improvement Program. Residents are encouraged to submit their comments online at alexandriava.gov/Budget.