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This fall, the City will kick off the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 budget process with a series of community meetings to gather input on budget priorities.  City Council will hear the results of these efforts at its annual retreat in November as members develop their FY 2017 budget guidance to the City Manager.

The meetings will provide an overview of the FY 2017 budget process and some of the significant budgetary challenges currently faced by the City. After this brief overview, participants will break out into small facilitated groups to discuss budget priorities for FY 2017 and how to stay engaged in the budget process.

All Alexandria residents and business representatives are encouraged to participate on one of the dates listed below. Each meeting will follow the same format and cover the same material.

  • Thursday, October 15, 7:30 p.m., Durant Arts Center, 1605 Cameron St.
  • Tuesday, October 20, 7 p.m., Beatley Central Library, 5005 Duke St.
  • Saturday, October 24, 10 a.m., T.C. Williams High School Minnie Howard Campus, 3801 W. Braddock Rd.
  • Wednesday, November 4, 7 p.m., Cora Kelly Recreation Center, 25 W. Reed Ave.


Those unable to attend in person may participate online at a “virtual table” established for each meeting, by using live streaming video and text chat to watch the meeting and engage with other online participants.

For more information about the budget process and engagement opportunities, including links to the virtual tables at the times of the meetings, visit

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