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Official Announcements for the City of Alexandria: May 23 – 29, 2009
For Immediate Release: May 22, 2009 

Monday, May 25 – Memorial Day Holiday; City Government Offices Closed.

Wednesday, May 27 - Community Parking Forum 
The Department of Transportation & Environmental Services invites residents to attend a Community Parking Forum from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at George Washington Masonic Memorial, 101 Callahan Dr. The Community Parking Forum will feature guest speaker Dr. Donald Shoup, who has extensively studied parking as a key link between transportation, land use, the economy, and the environment. For more information, contact Calvin Abram, Department of Transportation & Environmental Services, at 703.838.4411.

Thursday, May 28 - Community Meeting to Present the Urban Forestry Master Plan 
The Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities invites the public to attend a community meeting to present the Urban Forestry Master Plan at 7 p.m. at the Lee Center, 1108 Jefferson St. City staff will present an overview of the plan and its recommendations, and the public will have the opportunity to submit comments. At its next meeting on June 2, the Planning Commission will consider a request for an amendment to adopt the Urban Forestry Master Plan as part of the City’s Master Plan. Residents unable to attend the meeting can view the presentation at www.alexandriava.gov/recreation. For additional information, call 703.838.4999.

Ongoing

Stormwater Outreach Meetings
The Department of Transportation & Environmental Services invites residents to attend one of four upcoming stormwater management public outreach meetings, where residents are invited to 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.
• May 21, Lyles-Crouch Elementary School, Multi-purpose room, 530 S. St. Asaph St., 7 p.m.
• May 27, George Washington Middle School, Cafeteria, 1005 Mount Vernon Ave, 7 p.m.
• June 2, Samuel Tucker Elementary School, Cafeteria, 435 Ferdinand Day Dr., at 7 p.m.

Nominations Sought for the 2009 Alexandria Beautification Awards 
The City of Alexandria’s Beautification Commission is accepting nominations for the 2009 Alexandria Beautification Awards. The awards program recognizes City residents, organizations, and businesses for their efforts in contributing to the beautification of City neighborhoods and public vistas with landscaping and aesthetic design. Nominations must be received by Friday, May 29. For more information about the Awards and the Commission, call Jennifer Pugh, Chair, at 703.919.1480 or e-mail at jenniferspugh@gmail.com, or visit www.alexandriava.gov/recreation

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 703.838.5078 or jennifer.harris@alexandriava.gov