Manager's Report - 01 Nov 2013

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Alexandria Health Department Provides Free Flu Vaccine

On Saturday, October 26, the Alexandria Health Department (AHD) and the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) provided free flu vaccinations as part of the last Saturday ALIVE! food distribution at Church of the Resurrection in Alexandria. The MRC provided 14 volunteers to support this outreach clinic their roles ranged from vaccination, staff coordination, logistics, flow control, medical forms review and language interpretation. This flu immunization outreach clinic connected the AHD with ALIVE! and the population they serve. It also allowed the Public Health Emergency Management team to test and evaluate their vaccination plans, while making a difference for those in need of the influenza vaccinations. A total of 120 doses of flu vaccine were administered, along with community outreach on flu prevention and general preparedness.

All Families Grow When Children With Disabilities Play

Department of Community and Human Services Infant Development Specialist Patricia Eitemiller, and Community Services Board member Erin Croyle, were selected among more than 100 applicants to present at the 29th annual Division for Early Childhood Conference in San Francisco. The speakers described the community benefits of inclusive playgroups, which incorporate children with special needs and their caregivers in activities alongside typically developing children. Their presentation showcases the success of the City of Alexandria's Parent Infant Education playgroups.

City Hosts Second Community Meeting on Waterfront Landscape and Flood Mitigation Design Project

On Monday, November 4, the City will hold the second in a series of community meetings discussing the Waterfront Landscape and Flood Mitigation Design project, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at T.C. Williams High School (3330 King St.). The public is encouraged to attend as their input is important to the success of this project. The Olin Studio, the landscape architectural firm selected for this project, and the City will engage with the public at this meeting.  Discussion will include areas relating to programming and the integration of art, history and lighting along the Waterfront, building on recommendations in the Waterfront Small Area Plan. The first meeting of the series was held on October 15, drawing nearly 200 people.  Laurie Olin, preeminent landscape architect with The Olin Studio, was the speaker.

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