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Park & Recreation Commission to Hold Public Hearing on FY 2017 Community Matching Fund Applications | News Release | City of Alexandria

For Immediate Release: September 8, 2016

The Park and Recreation Commission will hold a public hearing to receive information and recommendations from staff on the applications received for the FY 2017 Community Matching Fund on Thursday, September 15, 2016, 7 p.m., at the Charles Houston Community Center, 901 Wythe St. Following the public hearing, the Commission will hold its regular monthly meeting.

The Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities established the Community Matching Fund (Fund) with the approval of the FY 2017-FY 2026 Capital Improvement Budget. The Fund promotes collaborative partnerships among City of Alexandria community organizations by providing matching 1:1 dollars for groups that propose fundraising for park and recreation improvement projects.

FY 2017 Community Matching Fund requests and staff recommendations will be posted online by Friday, September 16. Individuals unable to attend the Public Hearing are encouraged to send written comments by 5 p.m. Friday, September 30 to Jack Browand by email at Jack.Browand@alexandriava.gov or standard mail to RPCA, Attn: Jack Browand, 1108 Jefferson St., Alexandria VA 22314. All comments received by September 30 will be forwarded to the Park & Recreation Commission for consideration at their October 20 regular monthly meeting.

For additional information, contact Jack Browand, Division Chief, Park Planning, Design & Capital Development, at Jack.Browand@alexandriava.gov or 703.746.5504.

The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the City’s Human Rights Code and the American with Disabilities Act. To request a reasonable accommodation or to request materials in an alternative format, please call William Chesley at 703.746.5426 (VA Relay 711) or e-mail william.chesley@alexandriava.gov.

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