Agenda:Alexandria, a non-partisan, non-profit organization which began in 1998, sponsors eight dinner meetings a year with presentations on topics of interest to Alexandrians. 
Membership is only $35 a year and open to anyone, whether or not you live or work in Alexandria. 


Topics are wide-ranging and past topics have included such issues as transportation, education, the arts, public safety, history and preservation, public health, the City budget, the waterfront, the environment and aging in Alexandria.


These are the topics for the current year. Click on any to reserve your space or get more information. 


27, 2010

Torpedo Factory – Targeted for Change?
The Factory has made Alexandria a mecca for cultural tourists but is it performing to its full capacity?  Explore the pros and cons of proposed changes.

25, 2010
Waste Not?  The Costs and Benefits of Recycling
What goes into our bins; who sorts it and how; at what costs; in what form does it return; is it worth the effort?
22, 2010 
Alexandria‘s Unique Retailers – An Endangered Species?
Are big box stores, national chains, and e-tailers our future?  What is the future of the boutiques that contribute to
Alexandria's charm and character?  What policies help - and hurt - these local gems?
24, 2011
Alexandria Development: Are Residents Part of the Process?
How do citizens find out what's being proposed, how and when they can provide input, and who is involved in decision making at each level
21, 2011
Alexandria and the Civil War – Pride and Shame in Black and White
21, 2011
Dollars and Sense: Paying for the Alexandria We Want
25, 2011
Open for an Emerging Topic
23, 2011

Who We Are and Who We Will Be
Ken Billingsley, Director of Demographics for the Northern Virginia Regional Commission, takes us through what the 2010 Census tells us about
Alexandria today and tomorrow.

All programs are held at:

Holiday Inn Eisenhower Metro Center - 2460 Eisenhower Avenue .  

Reception at 6:30 p.m. (Cash Bar)

Buffet Dinner ($25 members with reservations/$30 non-members or 

members without reservations) at 6:45 p.m.

Dessert and beverage only is $10 for members/$15 nonmembers

Program only (free to members/$5 non-members) 7:15 p.m.   

 Presentations are followed by a question and answer session based on written questions from the audience. 

 Programs end promptly at 9 P.M.

Dinner reservations required.  


Each month Comcast Communications broadcasts AGENDA:ALEXANDRIA programs at least twice on Channel 69.  A copy of programs is on file at the Charles Beatley Library. 


For information or reservations, contact Executive Director Sherry Brown
703-548-7089 or


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