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Living Legends of Alexandria Mourns the Loss of Two Legendary Alexandrians

Posted on | August 18, 2017 | No Comments

This week saw the loss of two individuals previously celebrated as “Living Legends of Alexandria”:


Patsy Ticer was an affable, memorable and effective community leader who will be sorely missed. Photo by Nina Tisara.

Patsy Ticer, the first woman to serve as Mayor of Alexandria and a four-term Virginia State Senator, was recognized with the designation in 2007; she passed away Monday, August 14. A dedicated volunteer for many years before entering the political arena as a member of the City Council, Ticer was a leader in many areas, including issues related to progressive childcare and early childhood education that have left a significant impact in Alexandria. 


Timothy Elliot
Photo Credit: Steve Halperson

Tim Elliot, Alexandria volunteer and activist, served on a number of commissions and championed such Alexandria resources for our citizens as the Scholarship Fund, the City boating facility that serves student and adult rowers, and the School Board.  Elliott, who passed on Thursday, August 17, noted that “time is a vacuum, and you fill it up”, which he certainly did, in a variety of ways, to the benefit of Alexandrians over his lifetime.


2018 Legends Nominations Closing Soon 

September 15 marks the end of the nominations period for 2018 Living Legends. Qualified candidates must have demonstrated that they have made substantial contributions to improve the quality of life in the City of Alexandria. Nominations criteria and forms can be found here 


Living Legends: The Project

Living Legends of Alexandria is an ongoing 501(c)(3) photo-documentary project to identify, honor and chronicle the people making current history in Alexandria. The project was conceived in 2006 to create an enduring artistic record of the people whose vision and dedication make a positive, tangible difference to the quality of life in Alexandria. For information, to volunteer, become a sponsor or nominate a future Legend, visit or contact


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