Patsy Ticer Honored, Jane Hess Collins and Commissions Seek Volunteers: This Week's Latest ACTion

  • Last Tuesday, retiring Virginia State Senator Patsy Ticer was honored at City Hall for 30 years of public service.  Ticer, the first and only female mayor in Alexandria's history, championed helping the City's youth during her term.  In the Senate, Ticer was a strong voice, helping to spread awareness on environmental issues.  At the May 10th, ceremony, Councilman Paul Smedberg spoke to her directly during a proclamation, saying: "“You served with grace, a grace you don’t see from politicians anymore,”
  • Be sure to read read Jane Hess Collins' latest entry in her inspiring blog, "Get Out and Give Back." Previously, she vowed to become more active as a volunteer, and that is exactly what she has done.  Just goes to show that if you believe you can make a difference, it really is possible to do so. 
  • Want to support your community in a unique way? Consider joining a Board or Commission,  Both ensure that citizens have a voice on a wide range of issues.  Both report to and work with the City Council by special appointment and at scheduled legislative meetings.  For more info and to apply for membership, visit the Boards & Commissions website


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