Manager's Report - January 25, 2013
What's Next Alexandria Second Community Dialogue Set for January 29
What's Next Alexandria is a community conversation about civic engagement and planning for the future -- and how Alexandrians can best participate in the public decisions that shape the City. At the second Community Dialogue, set for Tuesday, January 29 at 7 p.m., participants will work to lay the groundwork for future civic engagement in Alexandria. The event will be held at First Baptist Church, 2932 King St. The City encourages all to attend this event and work with their neighbors to help improve public participation. Childcare and simultaneous Spanish translation will be provided. For those unable to attend in person, the City plans to test and evaluate live Internet video engagement, which will let viewers watch live video from the event, participate with other viewers in group exercises through a moderated live chat, and then tell us what they think of this tool for future use.
City of Alexandria Holds Potomac Yard Metrorail Implementation Group Meeting January 30
The public is invited to the next Potomac Yard Metrorail Implementation Group (PYMIG) meeting, scheduled for Wednesday, January 30, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in City Hall, 301 King St., in the Council Workroom. The City is participating in the development of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the construction of a new infill Potomac Yard Metrorail station. The proposed station would be located in or adjacent to Potomac Yard, along the existing Blue and Yellow Lines between the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport Station and the Braddock Road Station. The environmental review process is underway, with three alternative locations and a no-build alternative under consideration. At the January 30 meeting, the City will present information on the impacts of each of the alternatives. For more information, contact Susan Gygi, Potomac Yard Projects Manager, at 703.746.4109 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
City's Museum System Earns Accreditation from American Alliance of Museums
The American Alliance of Museums has announced that the Office of Historic Alexandria has earned accreditation as a museum system at the November 2012 meeting of the Accreditation Commission. Accredited status from the Alliance is the highest national recognition achievable by an American museum. The Office of Historic Alexandria is only one of eight municipal organizations across the country accredited for their museum systems. Other accredited Virginia museum systems include Fairfax County and Newport News. For more information, contact Lance Mallamo, Director, Office of Historic Alexandria, at 703.746.4554 or email@example.com.
Alexandria City Academy Program Seeks Participants
The Office of Communications and Public Information offers the 8-week Alexandria City Academy program (formerly Alexandria Citizen's Academy) , which provides residents with the opportunity to gain exposure and learn about City government through first-hand experience with the wide range of government functions, services, activities and issues. Classes will take place on Thursdays evenings, March 8 through April 25. Meetings will occur in various locations around the City. The City Academy is open to City residents ages 18 and over, and to business owners within the City limits. Class size is limited to 15 to 20 students. The deadline for registration is Friday, February 15.
"Making College Affordable" Forums
Congressman James P. Moran is presenting "Making College Affordable: Financing Your Education," a forum for individuals preparing to go to college. The forums will be presented on Monday, February 11, at T.C. Williams High School (3330 King St.), from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.; and on Monday, March 4, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., at Wakefield High School, 4901 Chesterfield Rd., in Arlington. Participants will be able to ask questions, complete FAFSA forms, and learn about options to finance college education from the Department of Education, Sallie Mae, and the Federal Trade Commission. For more information and to RSVP, contact Krysta.Jones@mail.house.gov.