Manager's Report - June 13, 2014

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Complete Streets Open House – Tuesday, June 17

The Department of Transportation & Environmental Services will hold a Complete Streets Open House on Tuesday, June 17, from 6 to 8 p.m. This informational Open House will be held at City Hall, Sister Cities Room 1101, 301 King Street. Participants may come and go as they learn about the City’s Complete Streets program, projects, and ongoing and upcoming projects in Old Town. The City’s Complete Streets program designs streets for people of all ages and abilities, including pedestrians, bicyclists, riders and drivers of public transportation, as well as motor vehicle drivers.


City of Alexandria Receives GFOA Financial Reporting Award for 36th Straight Year

The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has awarded the City of Alexandria its Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). The City has won this award for 36 years in a row. An impartial panel judged the CAFR, and found that it met high standards and demonstrates a constructive spirit of full disclosure to clearly communicate the City’s financial story. The GFOA is a nonprofit professional association serving 17,500 government finance professionals.


King Street Gardens Park Improvements Scheduled

Work is underway at King Street Gardens Park to replace the wooden trellis along King Street and to install lighting in the park. Work is scheduled to be completed by the end of June.


Former City Foster Child Among Capitol Hill Interns

The Department of Community and Human Services is pleased to share that Sam Leiva, a young man who grew up with the support of the City of Alexandria’s foster care program, is interning on Capitol Hill this summer. He will work in the office of Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT). Leiva and other foster youth interns will have the opportunity to describe their experiences in foster care, and influence public policy through a report on improving this system. Leiva attends Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT where he studies American Studies and English. He is interested in immigration policy, and the effect it has on the foster system.


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