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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 3, 2009     

Alexandria Park and Recreation Commission Seeks Nominations for the 2009 CIVIC Awards
Awards Recognize Residents and Organizations Providing Valuable Service To Alexandria in Meeting Recreation, Park, or Cultural Needs

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.

Individuals can nominate an Alexandria resident, group, club, organization, or corporate neighbor. Nominees for the award should be volunteers who have contributed their time, talent, or resources in an exemplary fashion and who reside or are located in the City. The volunteer contribution can involve activities such as removing invasive plants, coaching youth, or providing program support at City nature and recreation centers. Youth nominations are encouraged.

The CIVIC Awards will be presented at the City’s Annual USA/Alexandria Birthday Celebration on July 11 at Oronoco Bay Park, 100 Madison St. A nomination package may be obtained from a City recreation center, online at www.alexandriava.gov/recreation, or by calling 703.838.4345.

Nominations must be received by Thursday, June 11. Nominations can be mailed to: Park and Recreation Commission, c/o William Chesley, Deputy Director, 1108 Jefferson St., Alexandria, VA 22314. Nominations may also be faxed to 703.838.6344, or submitted online at http://www3.alexandriava.gov/forms/recreation/civicawards.

For more information on the 2009 CIVIC Awards, call William Chesley, Deputy Director, at 703.838.5095, ext. 557, or e-mail william.chesley@alexandriava.gov.

The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the City’s Human Rights Code and the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request a reasonable accommodation, or to request materials in an alternative format, call William Chesley of the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities at 703.838.5095, extension 557 (TTY 703.838.4902).