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Letter from a Mayor in Memorium of Patsy Ticer

Alexandria’s Mayor Allison Silberberg Reacts PATSY TICER By Allison Silberberg In honor of former Virginia State Senator Patricia Keyser Smith “Patsy” Ticer, Governor Terence McAuliffe ordered the flag of the Commonwealth of Virginia to fly at half-staff over the state Capitol on Friday, August 18, 2017. The Governor also ordered that in honor of Patsy, […]

Living Legends of Alexandria Mourns the Loss of Two Legendary Alexandrians

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

Living Legends: Patricia S. Ticer

[Editor’s Note: Today, August 7, 2017, we learned of the passing of the Honorable Patsy Ticer. With permission, we reprint this original Living Legends profile, which first ran in the Alexandria Gazette in 2007 when Patsy Ticer was an inaugural member of the Living Legends Project.] By Christa Watters State Senator Patricia S. Ticer (D-30th) came […]

Sandy Modell

The Mother of DASH Is Starting a New Chapter By Kris Gilbertson This is the story of how a young girl from Brooklyn, New York, grew up to create DASH, “the best bus system in the world,”—and where she’s going from here. Sandy Modell was raised in the most urban of American environments, but on […]

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