Alexandria Mom's Calendar of Events

Friday, February 27, 2015

Help Alexandria Evaluate the Call.Click.Connect System

Participate in an Evaluation of Call.Click.Connect.
For Immediate Release: February 24, 2015
The City of Alexandria would like your input on its customer service system, Call.Click.Connect.
Call.Click.Connect. is designed to allow community members to submit service requests, report problems, search for information, or find contact information by either calling a dedicated HELP line or accessing the Call.Click.Connect. website.
In its continuing efforts to improve communication and services to its residents, the City is reaching out to the community and asking for feedback on experiences with Call.Click.Connect. to determine how it can be made more effective and easy to use. 
Your participation in a brief, hands-on evaluation of the system will help us in our continuing refinement of this tool for the community's use, enabling us to identify and address features of the system that potentially could be improved.
·        Upcoming opportunities to participate in a one-on-one setting:
o   Charles Houston Recreation Center - Friday, February 27, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
o   Charles Beatley Library Saturday, February 28, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
o   Ellen Coolidge Burke Library Thursday, March 12, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
o   Chinquapin Recreation Center Saturday, March 14, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
o   James Duncan Library Wednesday, March 18, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
o   Kate Waller Barrett Library - Tuesday, March 24, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
o   Cora Kelly Recreation Center Saturday, March 28, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. 
Continue to check the Call.Click.Connect. Usability and Outreach project page ( for updated locations and times.
Alternatively, community members are welcome to participate remotely. Please visit the project webpage for details. 
Questions? Contact Katherine Carraway at 703.746.3855 or

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Old Town Crime Information


an update on the recent events that took place
in the Old Town area 

Armed Robbery-Commercial 1400
King St (Gold Works) 1215 hours

The owner of the above business, reported that two unknown B/M's entered
the store and took at property. One subject displayed a small black
handgun. The suspects fled on foot in an unknown direction. An area
canvass was conducted with negative results.

Felonious Assault Queen Street and Fayette Street
0208 hours.

A 29 year old, B/M, was shot in the lower abdomen by an unknown suspect(s).
The victim was taken to G.W. Hospital in serious condition

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Nominations Sought for 7th Annual Ellen Pickering Environmental Excellence Award

Alexandria Environmental Policy Commission and Alexandria Renew Enterprises Seek Nominees for the Seventh Annual Ellen Pickering Environmental Excellence Award

For Immediate Release: February 23, 2015

Award Honors Legacy of Distinguished Alexandria Environmental Steward

The Alexandria Environmental Policy Commission and Alexandria Renew Enterprises are seeking nominees for the Seventh Annual Ellen Pickering Environmental Excellence Award to honor and recognize those who demonstrate a commitment to protecting the natural environment and keeping the City green.
The award will be presented during the Alexandria Earth Day celebration at Ben Brenman Park, 4800 Brenman Park Dr., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 25.  A tree will be planted in honor of the recipient of the 2015 Ellen Pickering Environmental Excellence Award.  The event will include various educational exhibits, demonstrations, hands-on activities for children, a tree sale and more that will emphasize this year’s theme: It’s Your Turn to Lead!
The Ellen Pickering Environmental Excellence Award is named in honor of Ellen Pickering, a former Board member of the Alexandria Sanitation Authority, who was dedicated to preservation and conservation in the City throughout her life.  She helped create the Mount Vernon Trail between Alexandria and Washington.  Mrs. Pickering was committed to preserving and enhancing the City’s waterfront and urged the adoption of the City’s Open Space Plan and lobbying to preserve Founder’s Park.  She also implemented the planting of 1,000 citizen-donated cherry trees during her tenure as Chair of the Alexandria Beautification Commission.
Mrs. Pickering served on a number of City Boards and Commissions, and was elected to City Council as an independent for one term between 1976 and 1979.
Qualifications: Residents, groups, clubs, organizations or corporations may be nominated.  To be eligible, nominees must live within the City of Alexandria and corporations, organizations and other groups must operate within the City of Alexandria. The actions of the nominees must have a direct impact on protecting the natural environment and natural resources within the City of Alexandria.
Selection: Selection will be made by a special committee composed of Alexandria Renew Enterprises, the Environmental Policy Commission, and members of Mrs. Pickering’s family.
Applicable Topics: Subject matter applicable to the award criteria include natural resource preservation, energy conservation, education outreach regarding environmental sustainability, water preservation, water conservation, waste reduction and/or materials reuse/recycling, and promotion of clean air.
Those making nominations may also refer to the Alexandria’s Eco-City Charter, adopted in 2008, and the Environmental Action Plan 2030, adopted in in 2009. Both documents define the guiding principles of environmental sustainability. Visit the Eco-City Alexandria page for more information. 
Nomination Requirements:
Submissions must include the following:
  • The nominee’s name, address, and telephone number, or the key individual to contact if a nominee is an organization.
  • The name, address, and telephone number of the person nominating the candidate must be included.
  • A brief description (not to exceed one page) of the nominee’s accomplishments and qualifications for the Ellen Pickering Environmental Excellence Award.
Nominations may be submitted in several ways:

Nominations must be received by March 27, 2015 

Monday, February 23, 2015

City of Alexandria To Conduct Critical Incident Training Exercise

The City of Alexandria will conduct a critical incident training exercise on Wednesday, February 25, 2015, from 5 a.m. to 10 a.m., at Regal Potomac Yard Stadium (Regal Cinemas), 3575 Jefferson Davis Highway. The exercise will center around an active violence scenario at the movie theater, and is one of many training activities undertaken by area public safety agencies to practice emergency response and regional coordination.
The February 25 exercise is being organized by the Alexandria Police Department, with the generous support of Regal Cinemas.  The following agencies will participate: Alexandria Fire Department (including Alexandria Office of Emergency Management), Alexandria Volunteer Fire Department, Alexandria Department of Emergency Communications, American Red Cross, Arlington Office of Emergency Management, City of Fairfax Police Department, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Inova Alexandria Hospital, Metropolitan Police Department (District of Columbia), Prince William Office of Emergency Management, U.S. Capitol Police, and the U.S. Marshals Service.
The public may notice increased emergency personnel and vehicles around the theater.  The exercise will not involve live fire.

The event is not open to the public, but representatives of the news media may observe from a staging area in front of the theater.  Capt. Len Fouch will be available onsite at 5 a.m. for media interviews and questions.  News media representatives should call 703.746.6600 to reserve a spot in the staging area.