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Official Announcements for the City of Alexandria: January 15 – 21, 2011

Monday, January 17 – City of Alexandria Government Closed
All City of Alexandria government offices will be closed on Monday, January 17, in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday. Commonwealth of Virginia state offices are also closed on Friday, January 14 for Lee-Jackson Day.

Tuesday, January 18 - Alexandria Marketing Fund Application Deadline
Applications are now being accepted through Tuesday, January 18, for the next funding cycle of 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. For more information, visit alexandriava.gov/marketingfund or contact Andrea Blackford at 703.746.3959 or andrea.blackford@alexandriava.gov.

Tuesday, January 18 - 2011 Business License Renewal Applications Mailed
The City of Alexandria begins mailing 2011 Business License Renewal Applications to all businesses registered with the City. The renewal application must be submitted and the business license tax paid by March 1, 2011. Any business that does not receive a 2011 renewal application by February 1 should contact Business Tax at businesstax@alexandriava.gov or call 703.746.3903.  Taxpayers who have had a change of address and have not previously reported this change to the City should contact Business Tax so that an application can be provided for them prior to the due date.

Wednesday, January 19 – Potomac Yard Design Advisory Committee Meeting
The Potomac Yard Design Advisory Committee will meet at 7 p.m., Sister Cities Conference Room 1101, City Hall, 301 King Street. They will discuss Potomac Yard Landbays I and J West and Landbay L proposal and receive an introduction to the Landbay L Multifamily Building proposal. For more information, contact Colleen Willger at 703.746.3817.

Wednesday, January 19 – Arlandria Action Plan Advisory Group Meeting
The Arlandria Action Plan Advisory Group meet to hear presentations from City staff on intersection improvements, Arlandria CIP, Four Mile Run Park expansion, and a possible grant opportunity. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at St. Rita Parrish Center, 3825 Russell Road. For more information, contact Brandi Collins or Maya Contreras at 703.746.4666.

Thursday, January 20 - High Capacity Transit Corridor Work Group Meeting
Residents are invited to the High Capacity Transit Corridor Work Group meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Magnolia Ballroom at the Mark Center Hilton Hotel, 5000 Seminary Road. The meeting will focus on the selection of alignment alternatives for the Beauregard /Van Dorn corridor. Use the hotel parking garage and no fee will be charged as long as residents indicate they are going to a City of Alexandria meeting. For more information, call Steve Sindiong at 703.746.4047 or visit www.alexandriava.gov/HighCapacityTransit.

Coming Soon

Saturday, January 29 – Housing Master Plan Community Charrette
Residents are invited to participate in a community charrette to consider the existing supply and demand of affordable housing in the City and determine where additional affordable housing at different income levels could be located to fill the current gap in supply. Pre-registration for the event is required. For more information, contact the Office on Housing at 703.746.4990 or visit www.alexandriava.gov/HousingPlan.

Ongoing

Nominations for the 2011 Salute to Women Awards
Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2011 Salute to Women Awards.  The awards recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to improving the lives of women and girls in Alexandria. Save the date for Monday, March 28, when the awards will be presented at the Salute to Women banquet. For more information, visit www.alexandriava.gov/Women or call Sarah Watson or Lisa Baker at 703.746.5030. 

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

TUESDAY, JANUARY 18

Alexandria Budget and Fiscal Affairs Advisory Committee 
The Committee will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m., Sister Cities Conference Room 1101, City Hall, 301 King Street. For more information, contact Steven Elliott at 703.746.3746.

Alexandria Commission for the Arts
The Poet Laureate Committee will hold a meeting at 4:30 p.m., Durant Community Art Center, 1605 Cameron Street. For more information, contact Cheryl Anne Colton at 703.746.5588.

Alexandria Commission for the Arts
The Commission will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m., Durant Community Art Center, 1605 Cameron Street. For more information, contact Cheryl Anne Colton at 703.746.5588.

Historic Alexandria Resources Commission
The Commission will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m., location to be determined.  For more information, contact Lance Mallamo at 703.746.4554.

Alexandria Human Rights Commission
The Commission will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m., Room 2000, City Hall, 301 King Street. For more information, contact Jean Niebauer at 703.746.3140.

Alexandria Sanitation Authority 
The Board of Directors will hold its regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m., Sanitation Authority, 1500 Eisenhower Avenue. For more information, contact Karen Pallansch at 703.549.3381.

Alexandria Waterfront Committee 
The Committee will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7:30 a.m., Lee Center, 1108 Jefferson Street. For more information, contact Roger Blakeley at 703.746.5495.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 19

Alexandria Archaeological Commission 
The Commission will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m., Alexandria Archaeology Museum, Torpedo Factory, 105 North Union Street, Suite 327. For more information, contact Pamela Cressey at 703.746.4399.

Alexandria BRAC-133 Advisory Group
The Advisory Group will hold a meeting at 7 p.m., Beatley Library Meeting Room, 5005 Duke Street. For more information, contact David Grover at 703.746.4061.

Alexandria Board of Architectural Review – Old and Historic District 
The Board will hold its second meeting of the month at 7:30 p.m., Council Chambers, City Hall, 301 King Street. For more information, contact Steven Malone at 703.746.4666.

Alexandria Economic Opportunities Commission 
The Commission will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m., Alexandria Community Shelter, 2355-B Mill Road. For more information, contact Ann Moore at 703.746.5915.

Alexandria Community Policy and Management Team
The team will hold its regular monthly meeting at 3 p.m., Department of Human Services, 2525 Mt. Vernon Avenue. For more information, contact Dawnel White at 703.746.5787.

Alexandria Community Services Board
The Board’s Local Human Rights Committee will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m., 720 North St. Asaph Street, 4th Floor. For more information, contact LaTanya Wooten at 703.746.3579.

Juvenile Detention Commission for Northern Virginia
The Commission will hold its regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m., Northern Virginia Juvenile Detention Home, 200 South Whiting Street. For more information, contact Donna Howey at 703.751.3700.

Alexandria Works! Coalition
The Coalition will hold a meeting at 10 a.m., Joblink, 1900 N. Beauregard Street, Suite 300. For more information, contact Dennis McKinney at 703.838.4479.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 20

Alexandria Park and Recreation Commission 
The Commission will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m., Durant Center, 1605 Cameron Street. For more information, contact William Chesley at 703.746.5426.

Alexandria Public Health Advisory Commission 
The Commission will hold its regular monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m., 4th Floor Conference Room, Alexandria Health Department, 4480 King Street. For more information, contact Dean Bryant at 703.746.4872.

Alexandria Public Records Advisory Commission
The Commission will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m., Sister Cities Conference Room 1102, City Hall, 301 King Street. For more information, contact Jackie Cohan at 703.746.4402.

Carlyle/Eisenhower East Design Review Board
The Board will meet at 7 p.m. in Room 2000, City Hall, 301 King St. for an update on South Carlyle planning efforts. For more information, contact Katye Parker at 703.746.3819.

Alexandria School Board 
The Board will hold a Budget Work Session at 7 p.m., School Administration Offices, Winkler Building Board Room, 2000 North Beauregard Street. For more information, contact Rosemary Webb at 703.824.6614.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 21

Alexandria City Council 
The Legislative Subcommittee will hold a meeting at 5 p.m., Council Workroom, City Hall, 301 King Street. For more information, contact Jackie Henderson at 703.746.4550.