The City of Alexandria has been quietly rolling out a new issue reporting system on their website: alexandriava.gov over the last few years.
Back in March of 2011, we reported about a nifty new GIS-based system that not only allows you to help locate the problem on a map, it also offers you the ability to upload supporting documents or pictures and retains the request for you under your account so you can check back later to see the results.
The Alexandria Commission for Women wants nominations for the 2013 Salute to Women Awards. Nominate as many outstanding women you know in any of their 10 catergories covering lifetime achievement, leadership, youth community service to rising stars.
But you have to get in your nomination by February 15th! You can nominate on-line or print out a copy to send in.
Awards will be presented at the Commission for Women's annual banquet on March 25 at the Westin Alexandria. Proceeds support the City of Alexandria's Sexual Assault Program.
Someone once said that 80 percent of success is showing up. It's no small feat then that 165 Alexandrians showed up last night to First Baptist Church - including community leaders and city council members - for the first of four "What's Next, Alexandria?" community dialogues the City is hosting.
The City of Alexandria’s 38th Annual Toys for Tots Benefit Square Dance is scheduled for Sunday, December 2 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., at Lee Center Exhibit Hall, 1108 Jefferson St. This year’s theme is “Feelin’ Great at Thirty-Eight” and features a special 3 p.m. performance by Capital Squares Demonstration Team.
Kick off the holiday season by making plans to attend the 2012 City of Alexandria Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday, November 23, at 7 p.m. at Market Square, 301 King St. Admission is free, and the event will be held rain or shine.
Mark your calendars! Building on the input you provide in the poll, our next step together is a Community Dialogue on Thursday, November 15, 7 p.m. at the First Baptist Church Activity Center, at 2932 King Street. That night, in addition to working with your fellow Alexandrians on this important issue, we’ll hear from a terrific speaker, Dr. Carolyn J.
The City of will host a 9-11 remembrance ceremony on Tuesday, September 11, at 6:30 p.m. in Market Square (301 King St.). The purpose of the commemoration is to remember those who died, and pay tribute to those in the community and in uniform who responded on 9-11 without fear, acted without hesitation, and gave their lives to save others.
Civic engagement is what ACTion Alexandria is all about and what's more civic than voting? It's been a boisterous year in city politics, and with more than a baker's dozen worth of candidates running for City Council, it's hard for a lot of us to figure out which candidates best represent our vision for our community.
So, we are turning the tables on traditional political debates by giving YOU the starring role in our online forum.
The Waterfront Plan Work Group will hold a community forum on Wednesday, September 14, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., and the forum will be devoted to gathering comments from groups and individuals on the proposed Waterfront Plan. The forum will be held at the Mt.
Treat your pooch to a summertime dip at the City of Alexandria’s Eighth Annual Doggie Day Swim on Saturday, September 10, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Old Town Pool, 1609 Cameron St. Following the end of the summer pool season, this annual event provides dogs with the opportunity to swim and play games in one of the City’s pools.
The City of Alexandria cordially invites you to a remembrance ceremony for the tenth anniversary of September 11, to give thanks and pay tribute to those who responded without fear, acted without hesitation and gave their lives to save others.
The award recognizes the leadership, creativity and innovation by Mayor Bill Euille in developing and implementing programs that improve our quality of life in Alexandria. Former mayors selected this year’s winning cities from a pool of over 200 applicants.
The City of Alexandria will hold its second annual Youth Arts Festival from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 30, at Jefferson-Houston School, 1501 Cameron St. This free, fun- filled, culturally enriching festival features live performances, a puppet theatre, fine art displays, interactive workshops, poetry readings and opportunities for youth to sell their art.
Alexandria City Council will hold a work session to discuss the City's Draft Waterfront Small Area Plan. This plan will provide the framework for the future of the waterfront that reflects the City's heritage and enhances the waterfront as a distinctive destination.
An ACT for Alexandria initiative and sponsored by the Bruhn-Morris Family Foundation, the City of Alexandria, and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, ACTion Alexandria marks an exciting stage in a project more than a year in the making. ACTion Alexandria brings together neighbors and local nonprofit organizations to exchange ideas, coordinate efforts, and solve problems in our community.