The City of Alexandria has selected Benjamin Fiore-Walker as its new town crier.
Fiore-Walker was one of a dozen candidates who competed in a “cry off” Sept. 7. He auditioned before panelists representing Alexandria tourism, historic resources, special events and the city government, who evaluated the candidates for voice strength and clarity, deportment, verbal and nonverbal communication, and interest in Alexandria.
A resident of Alexandria, Fiore-Walker has experience working with the public, appearing in period costume, volunteering at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum and promoting history as a tour guide.
He will make his first official appearance as town crier at the City Council meeting on Sept. 27.