For Immediate Release: May 29, 2009
Saturday, May 30 – Boat Tour of the Alexandria Waterfront Hosted by Waterfront Plan Staff
A guided boat tour of the Alexandria waterfront will be provided aboard the Miss Mallory from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The tour is designed to provide information about the Alexandria waterfront and stimulate ideas for future plans. Pre-registration is required, and participants are asked to at the Alexandria Marina behind the Torpedo Factory. For more information, contact Andrea Barlow at 703.746.3851.
Tuesday, June 2 – Stormwater Outreach Meeting
The Department of Transportation & Environmental Services invites residents to attend the last of four stormwater management public outreach meetings, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Samuel Tucker Elementary School, 435 Ferdinand Day Dr. At this meeting, residents can discuss the City’s stormwater programs and provide input on funding options. For more information, contact Maurice Daly, Department of Transportation & Environmental Services, at 703.519.3400.
Friday, June 5 – Frank E. Mann Field Dedication Ceremony
Mayor William D. Euille and members of the City Council will host a dedication ceremony for the Frank E. Mann Field at Four Mile Run Park, 3700 Commonwealth Ave., at 6:30 p.m. Following the dedication ceremony, all City of Alexandria Baseball and Softball Players who are wearing their league uniforms will receive free admission to the season opener for the Alexandria Aces baseball team. In the event of inclement weather, the dedication will be relocated to the Cora Kelly Recreation Center, 25 W. Reed Ave. For additional information, call Jack Browand, Special Projects Coordinator, at 703.838.5095, ext. 273 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, June 6 – Civil War Sesquicentennial Meeting
The Office of Historic Alexandria and Alexandria Convention and Visitors Association are co-sponsoring a Civil War Sesquicentennial community planning meeting at George Washington Masonic National Memorial, 101 Callahan Dr., from 9 a.m. to noon. Both organizations want to gather public input and refine ideas for Alexandria’s commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. As part of the Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission, a local committee will participate in a statewide effort to develop a greater understanding of the cause, impact and aftermath of the war, based on the theme “Understanding Our Past, Embracing Our Future.” Activities associated with this initiative are planned to take place from 2011 to 2015. This meeting is open to all and public participation is most welcome. For further information, please call 703.838.4554.
Saturday, June 13 – Public Hearing on Moving City Council, School Board Elections
The Alexandria City Council will hold a public hearing at its meeting at 9:30 a.m. at City Hall, (301 King St.) to receive comments on a proposal to move City Council and School Board elections from May to November, beginning in 2012. The proposed ordinance would make no other changes to the electoral process (such as changing the length of Council or School Board terms, or staggering elections), since any other change would require the General Assembly to approve an amendment to the City Charter. A copy of the proposed ordinance, and additional information, can be found at http://dockets.alexandriava.gov/fy09/051609ph/di6.pdf
Following the public hearing, the Council will take final action on the proposed ordinance.
Nominations Sought for the 2009 CIVIC Awards
The Alexandria Park and Recreation Commission is seeking nominations for the 2009 CIVIC Awards. The annual awards program recognizes the unsung volunteer efforts of Alexandrians who are involved in their communities and who have provided a valuable service to Alexandria in meeting recreation, park, or cultural needs. Deadline to submit a nomination is Thursday, June 11, 2009. For additional information, call 703.838.4343 or visit www.alexandriava.gov/recreation.
Alexandria Marketing Fund Accepting Applications
Applications are now being accepted for the Alexandria Marketing Fund, a program administered by the Alexandria Marketing Committee. The program is designed to foster projects that enhance the long-range marketing priorities of the City; increase awareness, while expanding the quality, of Alexandria’s diverse retail, dining, hospitality, cultural attractions and other businesses; promote Alexandria to specific target audiences, including residents and visitors; and to generate additional business sales and tax revenues in Alexandria. The deadline for applications is June 15. For more information or to apply, visit alexandriava.gov/marketingfund.
For more information, contact Jennifer Harris, Communications Officer, Office of Communications, at 703.746.3961 or email@example.com