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File #: 19-1114    Name:
Type: Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 9/15/2018 In control: City Council Legislative Meeting
On agenda: 11/13/2018 Final action:
Title: Consideration of a Memorial Plaque at the Windmill Hill Park Shoreline Commemorating Captain Ryan Wojtanowski's Service to the Community.
Attachments: 1. 19-1114_Ryan_Memorial_EPC_LetterSep2017, 2. 19-1114_Ryan Wojtanowski Memorial Plaque Community Notice, 3. 19-1114_Ryan Wojtanowski Memorial Plaque Community Comments, 4. 19-1114_Ryan Wojtanowski Memorial Plaque Proposed Text
City of Alexandria, Virginia
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MEMORANDUM




DATE: NOVEMBER 7, 2018

TO: THE HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL

FROM: MARK B. JINKS, CITY MANAGER /s/

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Consideration of a Memorial Plaque at the Windmill Hill Park Shoreline Commemorating Captain Ryan Wojtanowski's Service to the Community.
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ISSUE: Consideration of a Memorial Plaque at the Windmill Hill Park shoreline commemorating Captain Ryan Wojtanowski's service to the community as an advocate for environmental stewardship.

RECOMMENDATION: That City Council:

1. Receive the recommendation from the City Naming Committee to place a memorial plaque at the Windmill Hill Park shoreline commemorating Captain Ryan Wojtanowski; and

2. Set the proposal for public hearing and consideration on Saturday, November 17, 2018, and after the public hearing closes, City Council approve the recommendation of the City Council Naming Committee to place a plaque at the Windmill Hill Park shoreline commemorating Captain Ryan Wojtanowski.

BACKGROUND: Ryan "Captain Ry" Wojtanowski was a dedicated and active member of Alexandria's Environmental Policy Commission from October 2010 until his death in 2016 and served as its representative to the Alexandria Waterfront Commission. Captain Ry was a mariner, fisherman, and an advocate of Alexandria's riverfront, aiming to protect it as a public amenity and to ensure its long-term environmental health. As a recognized expert in riverbank construction, he was a valuable resource to City staff in the early planning of the City's flood mitigation project and strongly encouraged solutions that provided public access to the Potomac River that were environmentally sound, closely imitated natural conditions and included the use of appropriate native plants. Through his advocacy efforts, City staff successfully updated and received approval from City Council for the removal ...

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