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Official Announcements for the City of Alexandria: December 4 – 10, 2010

Monday, December 6 – BRAC-133 Ad-Hoc Committee Meeting
The BRAC-133 Ad-Hoc Committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Workroom, City Hall, 301 King St. For more information, contact David Grover at 703.746.4061.

Wednesday, December 8 - Jones Point Park Construction “Pardon Our Dust” Meeting
The Virginia Department of Transportation and Potomac Crossing Consultants, with participation by the Contractor, Lane Construction, and the National Park Service, will host a Jones Point Park Construction “Pardon Our Dust Meeting” at 7 p.m. at the Lee Center, 1108 Jefferson St.  The purpose of the meeting will be to inform the community about what to expect when construction begins, construction time frames, and to answer questions regarding planned phased construction efforts. For more information, visit www.alexandriava.gov/recreation.

Wednesday, December 8 – Community Meeting on Priority Transportation Projects Funding Proposal
Give feedback about Alexandria's transportation priorities and funding options! Come to a community meeting regarding Alexandria’s Priority Transportation Projects from 7 to 9 p.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. This funding proposal is being developed as part of the FY2012 budget process to identify short and long term projects that address Alexandria’s most pressing transportation needs. For more information, visit www.alexandriava.gov/TransportationAddonTax or call 703.746.4025.

Thursday, December 9 - 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, call Laura Durham at 703.746.5493 or e-mail laura.durham@alexandriava.gov.

Coming Soon

Monday, December 13 – Alexandria Waterfront Plan Open House
Alexandria's Waterfront is the subject of a City-sponsored Community Open House and Meeting at the United Way World Headquarters, Mary Gates Learning Center, 701 N. Fairfax St. The Open House, scheduled for 6 to 6:45 p.m., will include exhibit stations with graphics and related information on several anticipated components of the  Waterfront Small Area Plan including: (1) circulation and parking; (2) parks and other public spaces; (3) land and water activities;  (4) the role of history and art; and more. The Plenary Meeting, scheduled for 7 to 9:00 p.m., will include a presentation by the City and then breakout sessions to facilitate public input. This event is the initial stage of the community participation process for the draft Waterfront Small Area Plan, anticipated for release in mid-January 2011.  Once the draft plan is released, there will be many opportunities for continued community participation prior to public hearing in mid-Spring 2011.  For more information, please contact Nancy J. Williams, Principal Planner, at 703.746.3851 or e-mail nancy.williams@alexandriava.gov.

Ongoing

Alexandria Marketing Fund Announces Application Deadlines for FY 2011-2012
Applications are now being accepted by the Alexandria Marketing Fund, a program administered by the Alexandria Marketing Committee. The Marketing Fund is designed to foster public-private partnerships that develop projects to 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. 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.

Boards and Commissions

MONDAY, DECEMBER 6

Alexandria City Council/Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority 
Board of Commissioners Subcommittee meeting at 3 p.m. in the Council Workroom, City Hall, 301 King Street. For more information, contact Mildrilyn Davis at 703.746.4990.

Alexandria Convention and Visitors Association Board of Commissioners
Executive Committee will meeting at 5 p.m., 421 King Street, Suite 300. For more information, contact Stephanie Brown at 703.746.3302.

Alexandria Early Childhood Commission
Commission will hold its regular monthly meeting at 5 p.m., Cyphers Conference Room, DHS, 2525 Mt. Vernon Avenue. For more information, contact Wendy Morris at 703.746.5935.

Alexandria Environmental Policy Commission
Commission will hold a work session at 7:30 p.m., Council Work Room, City Hall, 301 King Street. For more information, contact Bill Skrabak at 703.746.4065.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 7

Alexandria Commission on Persons with Disabilities
Ad-Hoc Committee will hold a meeting at 6 p.m., Sister Cities Conference Room 1101, City Hall, 301 King Street. For more information, contact Mike Hatfield at 703.746.3148.

Alexandria Industrial Development Authority
The group will hold a meeting at 5 p.m., Suite 410, 1729 King Street. For more information, contact Stephanie Landrum at 703.739.3820.

Alexandria Planning Commission
The Commission will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m., Council Chambers, City Hall, 301 King Street. For more information, contact Kendra Jacobs at 703.746.4666.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8

Alexandria Commission for Women
The Executive Committee will hold a meeting at 8:30 a.m. at Nicole Café, 1125 Queen Street. For more information, contact Lisa Baker at 703.746.5030.

Alexandria Commission on Persons with Disabilities
The Commission will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m., Room 2000, City Hall, 301 King Street. For more information, contact Mike Hatfield at 703.746.3148.

Alexandria Historical Restoration and Preservation Commission
The Commission will hold a meeting at 8 a.m., Lloyd House, 220 North Washington Street. For more information, contact Lance Mallamo at 703.746.4554.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9

Alexandria Beautification Commission
The Commission will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m., Lee Center, 1108 Jefferson Street. For more information, contact Judy Lo at 703.746.5940.

Alexandria Board of Zoning Appeals
The Board will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m., Council Chambers, City Hall, 301 King Street. For more information, contact Peter Leiberg at 703.746.4666.

Alexandria Commission on Aging
The Commission will hold its regular monthly meeting at 4:00 p.m., Department of Human Services, 2525 Mt. Vernon Avenue. For more information, contact Debbie Ludington at 703.746.5692.

Alexandria School Board
The Board will hold its first meeting of the month, including the CIP Budget Presentation, 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
The 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.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10

Alexandria Convention and Visitors Association/Tourism Marketing Forum
The Alexandria Convention and Visitors Association will hold a meeting at 8 a.m., location to be determined.  For more information, contact Stephanie Brown at 703.746.3302.