Monday, February 21 - All Alexandria City government offices will be closed in observance of George Washington’s Birthday (also known as Presidents Day).
Thursday, February 24 - Nominations Deadline for the 2011 Salute to Women Awards
Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2011 Salute to Women Awards through February 24. The awards recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to improving the lives of women and girls in Alexandria. Save the date for Monday, March 28, when the awards will be presented at the Salute to Women banquet. For more information, visit www.alexandriava.gov/Women or call Sarah Watson or Lisa Baker at 703.746.5030.
Friday, February 25 – City Boards, Commissions, and Committees Application Deadline
The Alexandria City Council is seeking applicants to fill the several vacancies on City of Alexandria boards, commissions and committees. Council will act on these vacancies at the March 8, 2011 City Council meeting. All applicants must complete a Personal Data Record Form and return it to the City Clerk’s Office or file the form electronically online no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, February 25, 2011. Applications received after this deadline will not be forwarded to City Council.
Free Tax Preparation for Low-Income Residents
Free tax preparation assistance is available to low-income residents through April 13 at the Alexandria Department of Community and Human Services, 2525 Mount Vernon Ave. Low-income City residents can get help filing federal and state income tax returns and applying for all applicable credits and deductions on Saturday mornings beginning at 9 a.m. and Wednesday evenings beginning at 6:30 p.m. Spanish-speaking preparers will be available. To request a reasonable disability accommodation or to receive materials in an alternative format, contact Suzanne Kratzok, Coordinator of Community Resources, at 703.746.5663 (703.836.1493 TTY) at least 48 hours prior to the session you wish to attend.
Nominations for Naming Rooms at the Charles Houston Recreation Center
The Ad Hoc Charles Houston Recreation Center Naming Committee, established to honor individuals who made outstanding contributions to Alexandria’s African American community by dedicating recreation center rooms in their honor, seeks nominations of honorees for a second round of dedications. In 2009, the Committee facilitated the naming of the center’s gymnasium and pool. Nominations must be received in person or postmarked by Tuesday, March 1, 2011. For more information, visit www.alexandriava.gov/recreation.
Applications for Tax Relief for Elderly and/or Totally Disabled Persons Available
Staff has mailed all applications and/or certifications for tax relief to all current program participants and anyone who has requested being placed on the mailing list. As of February 1, any other resident interested in applying for real estate and/or personal property tax relief for the elderly and/or totally disabled may obtain program information and an application by visiting www.alexandriava.gov/taxrelief, e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 703.746.3901 and choosing option 6.
Boards and Commissions
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 22
Alexandria City Council will hold its second legislative meeting of the month at 7 p.m., Council Chambers, City Hall, 301 King Street. For more information, contact Jackie Henderson at 703.746.4550.
Alexandria/Gyumri Sister City Committee will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m., Sister Cities Conference Room 1101, City Hall, 301 King Street. For more information, contact Rose Boyd at 703.746.4300.
Alexandria Commission on HIV/AIDS will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m., 4th Floor, Alexandria Health Department, 4480 King Street. For more information, contact Nechelle Terrell at 703.746.4933.
Alexandria Community Services Board will hold a public hearing followed by its regular monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m., 720 North St. Asaph Street, 4th Floor. For more information, contact Claudia Limache at 703.746.3565.
Alexandria Marketing Fund Committee will hold a meeting at 8 a.m., Sister Cities Conference Room 1101, City Hall, 301 King Street. For more information, contact Andrea Blackford at 703.746.3959.
Alexandria School Board will hold its final Add/Delete Work Session at 7 p.m., School Administration Offices, Winkler Building Board Room, 2000 North Beauregard Street. For more information, contact Rosemary Webb at 703.824.6614.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23
Alexandria City Council will hold a budget work session on the FY 2012 Proposed Budget at 7 p.m., Council Chambers, City Hall, 301 King Street. For more information, contact Jackie Henderson at 703.746.4550.
Alexandria Board of Architectural Review – Parker-Gray District will hold its only meeting of the month at 7:30 p.m., Sister Cities Conference Room 1101, 301 King Street. For more information, contact Al Cox at 703.746.3833.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24
Alexandria Commission for the Arts – Alexandria Arts Forum will meet at 12 p.m., Durant Community Art Center, 1605 Cameron Street. For more information, contact Cheryl Anne Colton at 703.746.5588.
Alexandria Commission on Information Technology will hold a special meeting at 7 p.m., Room 2000, City Hall, 301 King Street. For more information, contact Beverly Hill-McDonald at 703.746.3001.
Alexandria School Board will hold its second meeting of the month and adopt the FY 2012 Budget at 7:30 p.m., School Administration Offices, Winkler Building Board Room, 2000 North Beauregard Street. For more information, contact Rosemary Webb at 703.824.6614.
Alexandria Transit Company Board of Directors will hold its regular monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m., Sister Cities Conference Room 1101, City Hall, 301 King Street. For more information, contact Marlene Jones at 703.746.5637.
Alexandria Library Board will hold its regular monthly meeting at 4 p.m., Dickman Board Room, Beatley Central Library, 5005 Duke St. For more information, contact Rose Dawson at 703.746.1777.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25
Alexandria Convention and Visitors Association/Tourism Marketing Forum will hold a meeting at 8 a.m., location to be determined. For more information, contact Stephanie Brown at 703.746.3302.