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File #: 16-6734    Name:
Type: Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 7/29/2017 In control: City Council Legislative Meeting
On agenda: 9/16/2017 Final action:
Title: City Council Public Hearing and Consideration to Rename the Cora Kelly Recreation Center the Leonard "Chick" Armstrong Recreation Center.
Attachments: 1. 16-6734_Armstrong Public Notice, 2. 16-6734_Armstrong Public Comment, 3. 16-6734_After Items
City of Alexandria, Virginia
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MEMORANDUM



DATE: SEPTEMBER 6, 2017

TO: THE HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL

FROM: MARK B. JINKS, CITY MANAGER

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City Council Public Hearing and Consideration to Rename the Cora Kelly Recreation Center the Leonard "Chick" Armstrong Recreation Center.
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ISSUE: City Council consideration of renaming the Cora Kelly Recreation Center the Leonard "Chick" Armstrong Recreation Center.

RECOMMENDATION: That City Council:

1. Consider the renaming of the Cora Kelly Recreation Center the Leonard "Chick" Armstrong Recreation Center; and
2. Schedule a public hearing for Saturday, September 16, 2017 and adopt the recommendation of the City Naming Committee to rename the Cora Kelly Recreation Center the Leonard "Chick" Armstrong Recreation Center.

BACKGROUND: Leonard "Chick" Armstrong served as a youth football and basketball coach with the City's Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities for more than 35 years. Mr. Armstrong was more than a coach, he spent countless hours mentoring and counseling youth on the values of getting an education, avoiding drugs and other negative behaviors, and being a positive role model to other young men and women in the community. Many of the youth
Mr. Armstrong coached and mentored went on to be productive citizens in Alexandria and throughout the metropolitan area. For eight years, Mr. Armstrong served as the Commissioner of the Johnson-Siebert Summer Adult Basketball League that served hundreds of young adults. In addition, his commitment to building youth through athletics earned Mr. Armstrong the 2005 Mid-Atlantic Recreation & Parks Sports Alliance's Sportsmanship Award.

DISCUSSION: In response to the proposal from Councilman Willie Bailey, the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities (RPCA) solicited public comment on the proposed renaming of the Cora ...

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