Be Ready, Alexandria! H1N1 Influenza Update
The H1N1 influenza virus continues to spread across the Unites States, and the City of Alexandria is prepared. Since spring, the City and the Alexandria Health Department have been monitoring the disease and the City has implemented its Pandemic Flu Plan.
Mayor's Corner: Let's Get Healthy, Alexandria!
As the economic downturn continues, the last few months haven't been easy. And when things are tough, we all have a tendency to get discouraged. This can create increased stress or depression, which may lead to overeating, decreased exercise, weight gain, and compromised health. It is important during times like these to maintain a personal commitment to be fit and healthy.
Deputy Police Chief Earl Cook Named Police Chief
City Manager James K. Hartmann has named Acting Police Chief Earl Cook as Chief of the Alexandria Police Department. A native of Alexandria, Chief Cook is a 30-year veteran of the Alexandria Police Department and the first African-American in the City's 260-year history to serve as the Chief of Police. He will be responsible for the administration of a 400-member police department.
Welcome to the New FYI Alexandria
Welcome to the leaner (and greener) FYI Alexandria! In an effort to improve efficiency, and bring you City news and information, we have produced this new version of the resident newsletter and will produce FYI Alexandria in both online and printed versions.
King Street Trolley
Alexandria's King Street Trolley is a charming and fun way to travel from the river to the Metrorail.
Alexandria: A Bike-Friendly City!
The League of American Bicyclists has designated the City of Alexandria a Bronze-level 2009 Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC). The League recognized the City for its efforts in welcoming bicyclists and making bicycling safer and more enjoyable.
Be Ready, Alexandria! Are You Prepared?
Are you ready? The time to plan for a natural disaster, weather emergency, or national threat is now. By having the right supplies; knowing where to get information; and having a written plan for yourself, your loved ones and your pets, you can protect yourself and your family.
Holiday Sharing Program Donors Needed
Share the holiday spirit by helping eligible low-income families, foster children, elderly, and citizens with disabilities through the City's Holiday Sharing program.
City Celebrates 70th Anniversary of Civil Rights Sit-In
Years before Mrs. Rosa Parks took her seat on the bus or the Greensboro Four sat at a "whites only" lunch counter, five brave young men went into an Alexandria public library and staged what may have been the nation's first sit-in for civil rights. On August 21, 2009, the City of Alexandria celebrated the 70th Anniversary of the Alexandria Library Civil Rights sit-in at the Barrett Library, which was the site of that historic event.
Autumn Leaf Collection
Each year, from October through January, the City's Department of Transportation and Environmental Services provides vacuum leaf collection service to single-family residential homeowners.