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Official Announcements for the City of Alexandria: May 16 – 22, 2009
For Immediate Release: May 15, 2009 

Tuesday, May 19 – Potomac Yard Metro Feasibility Work Group Meeting
The Potomac Yard Metro Feasibility Work Group Meeting will meet at 7 p.m. in Sister Cities Conference Room 1101, Alexandria City Hall, 301 King St. The mission of this group is to analyze the financial tools, risks and fiscal impacts of funding the Metrorail station, to examine concept refinement and constructability of a new station, to review construction costs, and to evaluate potential ridership. For more information, contact Valerie Peterson at 703.838.4666 ext. 338.

Wednesday, May 20 – BRAC Advisory Group Meeting
The BRAC Advisory Group will meet from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Jerome “Buddie” Ford Nature Center, 5700 Sanger Ave. The mission of the group is to serve as a forum for developing ideas and recommendations relating to transportation improvements and other issues associated with the BRAC-133 office building. For more information, contact Pat Escher at 703.838.4666 ext. 367.

Wednesday, May 20 – Braddock Implementation Advisory Group Meeting
The Braddock Implementation Advisory Group will meet from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Alexandria Black History Museum, 902 Wythe St. The mission of the group is to provide support for the implementation of the Braddock Metro Neighborhood Plan. For more information, contact Veronica Davis at 703.838.4666 ext. 330.

Thursday, May 21 – Potomac Yard Planning Advisory Group
The Potomac Yard Planning Advisory Group will meet at 7 p.m. in the Sister Cities Conference Room 1101, Alexandria City Hall, 301 King St. The mission of this group is to provide support for the planning process on the Small Area Plan at Potomac Yard. For more information, contact Valerie Peterson at 703.838.4666 ext. 338.

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., at 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