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Gloria A. Sitton Named Alexandria City Clerk And Clerk Of Council

June 28, 2017

On June 27, the Alexandria City Council appointed Gloria A. Sitton as City Clerk and Clerk of Council, effective July 1. Sitton has served as Alexandria’s Deputy City Clerk since 2003. She has worked to implement initiatives including the establishment of an electronic agenda management system. Sitton succeeds Jacqueline M. Henderson, who is retiring.

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Alexandria City Council Adopts North Potomac Yard Small Area Plan Update

June 27, 2017

On June 13, the Alexandria City Council approved the Planning Commission’s recommendation to adopt the North Potomac Yard Small Area Plan Update to the City Master Plan. The 2017 Update builds upon the 2010 North Potomac Yard SAP and provides a path for redevelopment of the area that integrates the future Potomac Yard Metrorail station.

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Three ACPS Staff Recognized As Champions Of Children

June 26, 2017

Three Alexandria City Public Schools staff members have been recognized as Champions of Children in the first annual Children, Youth and Families Collaborative Commission Champions of Children Awards. The three honorees were: Olga Wright, Rhea Butler and Cheryl Robinson.

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Recreation, Parks And Cultural Activities Department Announces Out Of School Time Program Updates

June 22, 2017

The theme of the 2017-18 Out of School Time Program is “Passport to Fun!” where children are invited to explore the world through fun, adventure and discovery while making new friends.

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Alexandria City Council Reaffirms Commitment To Combat Climate Change

June 20, 2017

On June 13, the Alexandria City Council unanimously adopted a resolution reaffirming its full commitment to combat climate change and adapt to its unavoidable adverse impacts. This action follows the City's move, on June 2, to join the Mayors' National Climate Action Agenda.

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City Recreation Facilities Open To Resident YMCA Members

June 16, 2017

In response to the ongoing shooting investigation at Simpson Park, it is anticipated that the ballfields, playground, dog park, walking trails and YMCA will remain closed through this weekend. As a result of the extended closure of the YMCA, the City is offering complimentary use of all City recreation facilities to all active YMCA members through Sunday, June 18. 

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Ad Hoc Joint City-Schools Facility Investment Task Force Meeting

June 15, 2017

The first meeting of the Ad Hoc Joint City-Schools Facility Investment Task Force will be held on Tuesday, June 27, 9-11 a.m. in the City Council Workroom, City Hall, 301 King Street, Alexandria. All meetings of the Task Force are open to the public and recordings of each meeting will be available for community members who are unable to attend.

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Resource Recovery Announcements

June 15, 2017

In response to the ongoing investigation following the shooting incident at Simpson Park, trash, recycling, and yard waste collection has been delayed at the 400 & 500 blocks of East Nelson Ave. Collection crews will service the area during normal working hours when the area is reopened for public access.

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Park & Recreation Commission To Hold Public Hearing On Cameron Run Park Planning Process

June 10, 2017

The Alexandria Park & Recreation Commission will hold a Public Hearing on Thursday, June 15 at 7 p.m. at the Charles Houston Recreation Center, 901 Wythe Street, to present and receive comment on six park alternatives. Information gathered from public hearing will be used for the development of a recommendation to be provided to City Council in the fall.

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Alexandria City Manager Appoints Ad Hoc Joint City-Schools Facility Investment Task Force

June 8, 2017

City Manager Mark B. Jinks has announced the appointment of the Ad Hoc Joint City-Schools Facility Investment Task Force established by City Council on May 4. The Task Force will oversee the development of a Joint City-Schools Facility Capital Improvement Plan and provide recommendations related to further capital project implementation.

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