Agenda: Alexandria Announces New Board and Meeting Venue

Agenda: Alexandria will meet at Norton Hall, property of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, pictured here in 2019. (Courtesy photo).

ALEXANDRIA, VA – In a press release dated July 10, Agenda: Alexandria shared exciting news. The nonprofit, which holds eight meetings a year to discuss and debate issues of concern in the community without taking sides, has elected a new board and executive committee.

The members are: Val Hawkins, Chair;  Linda App, Secretary; Ricardo Alfaro, Vice Chair; Shad Thomas, Treasurer; Frank Fannon, Immediate Past Chair; Eileen Ahern; Alyia Gaskins; VirginiaAmos; Janet Barnett; Michael Pope; Henry Brooks;  Nader Tavanga; Ginny Franco; Rod Kuckro; and Jeanne Theismann.

Each of these members are extremely talented,” Executive Director Pat Miller wrote in an email to The Zebra, “and will help bring top panelists for the 2020-2021 Season.”

A New Venue for Meetings

When Agenda: Alexandria is able to gather for in-person meetings, the group has a new home: Norton Hall at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on South Pitt Street. Each meeting will be streamed online for people who are not comfortable attending. And in-person meetings will happen only when federal, state, and local guidelines allow them.

Going Virtual

Due to the pandemic, a number of meetings will have to be rescheduled. These include one about how climate change affects the Waterfront and another about Old Town North.

But timely programs arrived during the pandemic aimed at helping residents. “Taking Care of our Mental Health and Families During Coronavirus” can be seen HERE. The live stream had 1,800 viewers when it aired June 1.

To view the archive of programs from last season, click HERE.

Asking for Support

Agenda: Alexandria asks residents for their continued support. For 23 years, the nonprofit has had a lasting impact on the community because of residents. An invitation will soon be available for the 2020-2021 Season, which is expected to begin this September.

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Kevin Dauray

Kevin is Publisher's Assistant with The Zebra Press. He has been working for Alexandria's "Good News" newspaper since 2019. A graduate of George Mason University, he earned a bachelor's in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. He also studied at the Columbia School of Broadcasting and holds a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marymount University. He is an alumnus of T.C. Williams High School. Go Titans!

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