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City of Alexandria Kicks Off Building Safety Month 2017 with May 5 Event

For Immediate Release: May 1, 2017

The public is invited to celebrate building safety and the code professionals who help protect our community, by attending the annual City of Alexandria Building Safety Month Kick-Off event, on Friday, May 5, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., in Market Square (301 King St.). This free event will feature guest speakers including Mayor Allison Silberberg, City Manager Mark Jinks, and International Code Council Senior Vice-President of Government Relations Sara Yerkes; vendors from the local building community; representatives from multiple City departments, as well as food and fun!

Building Safety Month is a public awareness campaign offered each year to help individuals, families and businesses understand what it takes to create and sustain safe and sustainable structures. This year’s theme is “Building Safety: Maximizing Resilience, Minimizing Risks.” Throughout the month, City staff will be available at the following locations throughout Alexandria to answer questions about building safety, design, permitting and construction, and other code-related topics:

  • Saturday, May 6: Home Depot,
    400 S. Pickett St., 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 7:  Home Depot,
    400 S. Pickett St., 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 20: Ace Hardware,
    809 S. Washington St., 8:30 a.m.- Noon
  • Saturday, May 27: Del Ray Farmers’ Market,
    2311 Mt. Vernon Ave., 8:30 a.m.- Noon

For more information and a list of event partners and vendors, visit www.alexandriava.gov/Code or contact Joe Blethen at joe.blethen@alexandriava.gov or 703.746.4200.

For media inquiries, contact Andrea Blackford, Senior Communications Officer, at andrea.blackford@alexandriava.gov or 703.746.3959.

The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended. To request a reasonable accommodation, e-mail Joe Blethen at joe.blethen@alexandriava.gov, call 703.746.4200, or Virginia Relay 71

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