City of Alexandria Kicks Off Building Safety Month 2017 with May 5 Event

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UPDATED: City of Alexandria Kicks Off Building Safety Month 2017 with May 5 Event

Updated May 3, 2017: Due to the inclement weather forecast, the Building Safety Month Kick-off event will be held in the Vola Lawson Lobby and Sister Cities Conference Room 1101 on the first floor of City Hall, 301 King St. (Cameron Street side of the building). 


For Immediate Release: May 1, 2017

The public is invited to celebrate building safety and the code professionals who help protect our community, by attending the annual City of Alexandria Building Safety Month Kick-Off event, on Friday, May 5, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., in Market Square (301 King St.). This free event will feature guest speakers including Mayor Allison Silberberg, City Manager Mark Jinks, and International Code Council Senior Vice-President of Government Relations Sara Yerkes; vendors from the local building community; representatives from multiple City departments, as well as food and fun!

Building Safety Month is a public awareness campaign offered each year to help individuals, families and businesses understand what it takes to create and sustain safe and sustainable structures. This year’s theme is “Code Officials -- Partners in Community Safety and Economic Growth.” Throughout the month, City staff will be available at the following locations throughout Alexandria to answer questions about building safety, design, permitting and construction, and other code-related topics:

  • Saturday, May 6: Home Depot
    400 S. Pickett St., 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 7:  Home Depot
    400 S. Pickett St., 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 20: Ace Hardware
    809 S. Washington St., 8:30 a.m.- Noon
  • Saturday, May 27: Del Ray Farmers’ Market,
    2311 Mt. Vernon Ave., 8:30 a.m.- Noon

For more information and a list of event partners and vendors, visit or contact Joe Blethen at or 703.746.4200. 

For media inquiries, contact Andrea Blackford, Senior Communications Officer, at or 703.746.3959.

The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended. To request a reasonable accommodation, e-mail Joe Blethen at, call 703.746.4200, Virginia Relay 711.

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Event Vendors and Exhibitors 

Alexandria Department of Transportation & Environmental Services 

Alexandria Department of Planning & Zoning 

Alexandria Department of Transportation & Environmental Services- Stormwater 

Alexandria Department of Transportation & Environmental Services-Resource Recovery 

Alexandria Fire Department 

Alexandria Health Department 

Alexandria Office of Housing 

Alexandria Office of Historic Alexandria (Archaeology) 

Alexandria Sheriff’s Department 

Alexandria Police Department 

Alexandria Department of Emergency Communications & Call.Click.Connect 

Alexandria Department of Finance- Risk Assessment 

Virginia American Water 

Washington Gas 

American Wood Council 

Dominion Virginia Power 

Alexandria Small Business Development Center 

Alexandria Economic Development Partnership 

Simpson Strong-Tie 



International Code Council 


Virginia 811 



Event Sponsors

Virginia American Water 

Washington Gas 

Dominion Resource Services Yates Corner 

American Wood Council Simpson Strong-Tie 

VBCOA Region V 

Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development 

COHN Communications

Rockland’s Real Barbecue 

Pork Barrel BBQ Restaurant

Los Tios Grill 

Hard Times Café 

Holy Cow

Del Ray Pizzeria

Lena’s Wood-fired Pizza & Tap 


City of Alexandria 

Evening Star Restaurant

Midwest Fire-Stopping 

Ace Hardware-Old Town

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