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Do You Know Someone You Think Should be an Alexandria Living Legend?

2019 Living Legends Nominations Now Open

Living Legends of Alexandria is now accepting nominations through September 30.

Maybe you know someone who has made an outstanding contribution to Alexandria’s quality of life, or an unsung hero who has impacted Alexandria in lasting ways? Has someone you know helped the disadvantaged, created or revitalized a public space, brought arts to new audiences, mentored children, improved lives of the needy?

This is your chance to help get them the recognition they rightly deserve.

Once selected, each new Living Legend of Alexandria will be celebrated with a museum-quality photographic portrait, an interview with a professional print journalist and will have a segment in the 2019 video produced by an award-winning film company.

The newly selected group is then formally inducted as Living Legends at a ceremonial reception the following spring. As a permanent record of their extraordinary lives, their portraits are maintained by the Office of Historic Alexandria and the written profiles are recorded in the Library of Congress, the Library of Richmond, and displayed in City libraries. Nomination forms can be found at

To learn more about the nominations process, the public is invited to a “Legends Mixer” on September 9th between 6:00 and 8:00pm at the new ALX Community co-working space, registration for which can be found here

Living Legends of Alexandria, a 501(c)3 nonprofit founded by Nina Tisara, identifies, honors and chronicles individuals who have made significant contributions that improve the quality of life in Alexandria.

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