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Official Announcements for the City of Alexandria: November 20 – 26, 2010

Tuesday, November 23 – Ad Hoc Fort Ward Park and Museum Area Stakeholder Advisory Group Meeting
The City of Alexandria's Ad Hoc Fort Ward Park and Museum Area Stakeholder Advisory Group will meet at the Fort Ward Museum, 4301 W. Braddock Rd. at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Laura Durham at laura.durham@alexandriava.gov.

Thursday – Friday, November 25 – 26: City of Alexandria Government Closed for the Thanksgiving Day Holiday

Coming Soon

Tuesday, November 30 – Community Meeting to Discuss Special Tax Districts
The public is invited to attend and participate in this community meeting to discuss the proposed Potomac Yard special tax districts, which would finance the proposed Potomac Yard Metrorail Station. The meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. in Rooms 348A and B of George Washington Middle School, located at 1005 Mount Vernon Ave. For more information, contact the City Manager's Office at 703.746.4300.

Thursday, December 2 – Housing Master Plan Advisory Group Meeting
The next meeting of the Housing Master Plan Advisory Group will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Jefferson Houston Elementary School, 1501 Cameron St., in the multipurpose room. The topic of the meeting is “Design related tools for creating and preserving affordable housing.” For more information, visit www.alexandriava.gov/housingplan or call the Office of Housing at 703.746.4990.

Ongoing

Alexandria Marketing Fund Announces Application Deadlines for FY 2011-2012
Applications are now being accepted for the Alexandria Marketing Fund, a program administered by the Alexandria Marketing Committee. The Marketing Fund is designed to foster projects that enhance the long-term marketing priorities of the City; increase awareness and improve the quality of Alexandria’s diverse businesses, promote Alexandria to specific target audiences, and generate additional business sales and tax revenues in Alexandria. The program encourages public-private partnerships that promote the City as a destination for visiting, shopping, dining, and doing business. Application deadlines for the FY 2011-2012 funding cycle are Tuesday, January 18, 2011; Tuesday, June 21, 2011; and Tuesday, August 16, 2011. For more information, visit alexandriava.gov/marketingfund or contact Andrea Blackford at 703.746.3959 or andrea.blackford@alexandriava.gov.

City of Alexandria Commission for the Arts Seeking Volunteers to Serve on Resource Panels
The Alexandria Commission for the Arts is seeking volunteers with experience and interest in dance, literature, music, theatre and visual arts to serve on Resource Panels. Responsibilities include reviewing and evaluating Fiscal Year 2012 grant applications for grantees seeking funding for various arts programs. For more information, visit www.alexandriacommissionforthearts.org, www.alexandriava.gov/arts, or call the Office of the Arts at 703.746.5588.

Fort Ward Ad Hoc Advisory Group Seeks Public Comment on Draft Report
The City of Alexandria’s Ad Hoc Fort Ward Park and Museum Area Stakeholder Advisory Group is seeking public comment on the draft report and recommendations prepared by the advisory group. The Ad Hoc Advisory Group, established by City Council and appointed by the City Manager, began their one-year term in December 2009, and has spent the past 10 months developing recommendations for the City’s management and planning at Fort Ward Park, including the museum area. The deadline to submit comments is Sunday, November 21, 2010. For more information, visit www.alexandriava.gov/recreation.

Board and Commission Meetings

Monday, November 22 – Alexandria City Council/School Board
Meeting at 5 p.m. in Council Workroom, City Hall, 301 King St. For more information, contact Jackie Henderson, 703.746.4550.

Monday, November 22 – Alexandria Citizen Corps Council
Meeting at 7 p.m., Fire Station 204, 900 Second St. For more information, contact Kim Purcell, 703.746.3940, x231.

Monday, November 22 – Alexandria Sister Cities Committee
Meeting at 7 p.m. in Sister Cities Conference Room 1102, City Hall, 301 King St. For more information, contact Rose Boyd, 703.746.4300.

Monday, November 22 – Alexandria Traffic and Parking Board
Meeting at 7:30 p.m. in Council Chambers, City Hall, 301 King St. For more information, contact Robert Garbacz, 703.746.4025.

Tuesday, November 23 – Alexandria City Council
Meeting at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers, City Hall, 301 King St. For more information, contact Jackie Henderson, 703.746.4550.

Tuesday, November 23 – Alexandria/Gyumri Sister Cities Committee
Meeting at 7:30 p.m. in Sister Cities Conference Room 1101, City Hall, 301 King St. For more information, contact Rose Boyd, 703.746.4300.

Tuesday, November 23 – Juvenile Detention Commission For Northern Virginia
Meeting at 6 p.m., Northern Virginia Juvenile Detention Home, 200 South Whiting St. For more information, contact Donna Howey, 703.751.3700.

Wednesday, November 24 – Alexandria Commission for the Arts: King Street Gardens Park Foundation
Meeting at 7 p.m., Durant Community Art Center, 1605 Cameron St. For more information, contact Cheryl Anne Colton, 703.746.5588.