Alexandria recently launched an initiative “What’s Next Alexandria?” to better engage its residents in helping guide the direction of the city.
The next step in the program is a community dialogue next Thursday, Nov. 15, 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church at 2932 King St.
The meeting will build on the input provided by Alexandrians in a recent community poll, hosted by ACTion Alexandria, on the future of civic engagement in Alexandria.
More than 1,600 people participated in this poll, and the full results will be posted online and shared at the community dialogue event. That night, in addition to working with fellow Alexandrians, attendees will hear from the founder of America Speaks and executive director of the National Institute for Civil Discourse. Childcare and simultaneous Spanish translation will be available.
The principles developed from the initiative will be first applied to decisions about growth and transportation, “but they will also be used to meaningfully involve Alexandrians in decisions about all of the issues facing our city,” according to a city news release.