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County Government Is Still Flush with Cash

New Figures Likely to Rekindle Debate Over How Much Is Too Much to Have on Hand SCOTT McCAFFREY Staff Writer

The Arlington County government coffers continue to be flush with cash, with the amount on hand setting a year-over-year record every month since the start of the government’s fiscal year last July.

In April, the various government portfolio accounts held about $360 million, according to figures from the county treasurer’s office. That’s about 20 percent more than a year ago, and more than double the cash and investments on hand five years ago. April generally represents the point in the fiscal year at which financial reserves are at

their lowest, since it has been six months since the last installment of real estate taxes was due. The amount on hand usually grows from April to June, as additional taxes come due, then decline over the summer months before rising once again in the fall. For the current fiscal year, the amount of cash and investments on hand peaked at about

$620 million, an all-time high, in October. For several years, the amount of cash on hand has been at the center of a battle between county staff, who say it’s prudent to have significant reserves, and the state-mandated Arlington Finance Board, whose members have Continued on Page 18

LEADERSHIP ARLINGTON SALUTES YOUNG PROFESSIONALS

Leadership Arlington earlier this month saluted the most recent crop of graduates in its Young Professionals Program. The participants are up-and-coming leaders who spent their training learning about the local community while building interpersonal and leadership skills. See more information and a list of graduates on Page 4.

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Tuckahoe, Nottingham and Oakridge elementaries have won the FLES sweepstakes. School Board members on May 22 approved a staff recommendation that the three schools be the next to participate in the Foreign Language in Elementary

School (FLES) initiative. The program, which gives students the chance to learn Spanish one day a week, will be rolled out at the trio starting in September. School Board members also agreed that the FLES program would be expanded to Taylor and Long Branch elementary schools, Arlington Science Focus School and Arlington Traditional School, in that order, and will be added on a year-by-year

basis at Abingdon and Hoffman-Boston elementary schools. The new elementary school on the Williamsburg Middle School campus will incorporate FLES when it opens in the fall of 2015. Connie Skelton, the school system’s assistant superintendent for instruction, said the order of adding schools was based on a number of criteria, including parent and

staff support and the ability to physically accommodate the extra space needed. Schools that participate in FLES do not have early-release Wednesdays; parents at a number of schools, including those that will start participating next fall, were vocal in their criticism of both the lesser instructional time than at other schools, and the lack of second-language instruction in their schools.

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School Officials to Ramp Up Dropout-Prevention Effort SCOTT McCAFFREY Staff Writer

With their efforts to increase graduation rates among Arlington students yielding fruit, school officials are now looking at expanding comprehensive dropout-prevention efforts down into the middle-school level. The effort is set to kick off in the fall, when a group of 25 to 30 boys who are making the transition from Gunston Middle School to Wakefield High School will find themselves with a support network that includes school personnel, community volunteers and perhaps even some of those high-schoolers who were at risk of dropping out but have turned around their academic fortunes. The fledgling effort, detailed at the May 8 School Board meeting, drew praise from board members. “The support system works,” said board member Emma Violand-Sanchez, who was

among the first on the board to press top administrators to focus attention on dropout-prevention. Improving graduation rates and cutting the number of dropouts were among the first priorities of Superintendent Patrick Murphy when he arrived in 2009. The efforts appear to have worked: Dropout rates this school year are at their lowest point since the Graduation Task Force began work in 2010. “We have cut it in half” at traditional high schools and “nearly in half” among all students in the Arlington system, said Barbara Thompson, principal of Arlington Mill High School. Arlington Mill and Wakefield high schools have been the target areas for efforts to cut dropout rates. The school system is working with Communities in Schools, a Crystal City-based nonprofit that partners with school districts across the nation to put personnel and resources directly in contact with at-risk students.

School Board Vice Chairman James Lander has pressed for more services to prevent dropouts and increase graduation rates.

The goal is to “reach the students we think are most in need” by tapping into community resources, said Patrick Brennan, the regional executive director for Communities in Schools. Efforts by the school system don’t end just because a student stops coming to class. Thompson said significant efforts are made to get those students back on track. “We’ve located students who leave by

contacting friends, employers, relatives,” she said. “Students who may be a dropout today may not be a dropout tomorrow, if we can get them back.” Several School Board members embraced the idea of having high-school students who are receiving support through the effort provide mentorship to middleschool students. “Part of getting a gift is paying it forward,” School Board Vice Chairman James Lander said. Lander believes that middle-schoolers might react well to “someone closer to their own age, who won’t preach to them.” The transitioning Gunston-to-Wakefield boys who are picked to receive support will get a “staff buddy” to guide them through the daunting first year in high school, along with tutors in math and English. School Board member Sally Baird liked the idea of peer-to-peer support, particularly among boys who “can help the next guy coming up.”

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Members of the latest graduating class of the Arlington County government’s “Neighborhood College” initiative were recognized earlier in the month by County Board members.

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Arlington County Board members recently honored 27 individuals who took part in the 14th graduating class of Arlington Neighborhood College. “We are really proud of the tradition of civic engagement,” County Board Chairman Jay Fisette said at the ceremony. “These folks come from all walks of life.” Since its inception in 2000, the program

has graduated more than 200 participants, who meet once a week for eight weeks to learn about the operations of local government and how to get involved. After its inception, efforts were made to recruit a diverse student body, including those from areas of Arlington that have been underserved in local civic involvement. Among members of the Class of 2014, there are native speakers of Spanish, Chinese and Arabic.

Fisette noted that previous graduates have gone on to serve in a range of capacities, from volunteering with local nonprofits to serving as presidents of civic associations to winning appointment to county advisory boards. “Stay involved; we really look forward to grand things,” he told members of the graduating class. Among those who participated in the 2014 Neighborhood College program:

Nels Andersen, Chris Kupczyk, Barbara Selfridge, Kami Sidman, Eythan Schiller, Nyambo Anuluoha, Erin Hill, Heather Pritchett, Richard Pollack, Samuel Krassenstein, Caron Ward, Ron Haron, Leigha Hollis, Zuhair Mahmoud, Maha Banna, Kathleen O’Brien, Marie Pellegrino, Lizzette Arias, Adrienne Harris, Angelique Harris, Arit Essien, Rosalina Blanco Reyes, Denise Hassenstein, Sandra Hernandez, Richard Nelson and Charlie Wu.

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Nearly three dozen up-and-coming Arlington community leaders were honored in a graduation ceremony for the Leadership Arlington Young Professionals Program, held May 15 at Marymount University. During the four-month program, the 29 participants connected with established community leaders, learned about community needs and sharpened leadership skills. “The program helped me realize that I really want to spend my time in an advocacy role and be a catalyst for change in our community and the world,” said one of the participants in an anonymous survey after completing the course. “I have solidified my vision for myself as a leader in the future.” Graduates of the spring 2014 program included David Bodner, U.S. Department of State; Christina Brady; Melissa Cohen, Arlington County government; Khyati Desai-Seltzer, Community Preservation & Development Corp.; Chris Dobbins, Arlington Community Federal Credit Union; Courtney Dock, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall; Julie Ghareeb, Healthcare Distribution Management Association; Jen Gordon, Executive Personal Assistant; Jasmine Gould, Strategic Consulting

Partners; Ying Huang, Accenture; Dan Imhoff, BB&T; Ursula Kiel, Volunteers of America; Sarah Marchegiani, Arlington County Fire Department; Antonia Miller, Walsh, Colucci, Lubeley, Emrich & Walsh P.C.; Tiffany Noon, Arlington County government; Hector Ochoa, Burke & Herbert Bank. Also, Christine Oresky, Capital Automotive Real Estate Services; Erica Painter, Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia; Austin Perry, Leadership Arlington; Sergio Rochac, Arlington County government; Allie Rosner, Arlington Temple United Methodist Church; Maribeth Sarnecki, NiSource; Kristina Scott, CoStar Group; Whitney Strand, Arlington Department of Human Services; Mohammed Tabibi, Arlington County Police Department; Jessica Whirt Steinke, Virginia Hospital Center Foundation; Woody Wingfield, Marymount University; Kristen Wingrove, Technomics; and Emma Yourd, International Relief and Development. For information on the program or other offerings from Leadership Arlington, call (703) 528-2522 or see the Web site at www.leadershiparlington.org. – A Staff Report

Gov. McAuliffe Set as Headliner at Committee of 100 Anniversary Gov. McAuliffe has been announced as the keynote speaker at the 60th-anniversary celebration of the Arlington Committee of 100. The event will be held on Wednesday, June 18. Further details will be forthcoming and will be on the organization’s Web site at www.arlingtoncommitteeof100.org.

Since 1954, the Committee of 100 has served as one of Arlington’s prime venues for discussing community issues. The organization’s monthly meetings in recent years have touched on issues ranging from same-sex marriage and legalization of marijuana to the county budget and the controversial Columbia Pike streetcar.


Despite Withdrawals, Some Candidates Remain on Ballot

in the heavily Democratic district. Handling the issue of candidates who pull out late in the race is nothing new locally. In the 2008 Virginia Republican presidential primary, a number of candidates abandoned their bids when John McCain locked up the nomination relatively early. They, too, remained on the ballot. Ebbin Picks Up Support of Fisette, Baird: Adam Ebbin’s bid for Congress has picked up the support of County Board Chairman Jay Fisette and School Board member Sally Baird. “Adam has earned the respect of his colleagues in Richmond as an effective and serious legislator, and will represent us well in Congress,” Fisette said in a statement distributed by the Ebbin campaign. “A masterful coalition-builder, Adam skillfully unites those with divergent interests around common goals,” Baird said. Ebbin, who currently serves in the state Senate, is one of 10 candidates vying for the Democratic nomination to succeed retiring U.S. Rep. Jim Moran (D-8th). Democrats will pick their nominee in a June 10 primary. Others in the Arlington political and civic arenas who have endorsed Ebbin include former School Board member Ed Fendley, former Arlington County Democratic Committee chairman Mike Lieberman and civic leaders Dr. Alfred Taylor, Andres Tobar and Leni Gonzalez. – Scott McCaffrey

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They’re dropping like flies, but no matter how few in number the final candidate list for the 8th District Democratic congressional primary may be, 10 candidates will be on the ballot. Satish Korpe, Bruce Shuttleworth and Charnielle Herring each dropped out of the race recently, but their names will remain alive because their departures came after ballots were printed, computers were programmed and absentee balloting began. “Any votes cast for them will appear on the final tallies,” Arlington registrar Linda Lindberg said. “We will, however, post signs in all voting booths to notify voters of the individuals who are no longer candidates.” The same will be true in the cities of Alexandria and Falls Church and the portions of Fairfax County that are part of the 8th District. “We are also sending a similar notice out with all mailed absentee ballots,” Lindberg told the Sun Gazette. Still in the race are Don Beyer, Laverne Chatman, Adam Ebbin, William Euille, Patrick Hope, Derek Hyra and Mark Levine. Alfonso Lopez, who also was in the race at one point, dropped out earlier, and Nancy Najarian, who announced a bid, never qualified for the ballot but has attended some campaign events. Voting takes place June 10. The winner of the primary becomes the odds-on favorite to succeed U.S. Rep. Jim Moran (D-8th)

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THUMBS UP: To the Arlington County Democratic Committee’s “instant-runoff ” system, which was activated for the first time during the recent Democratic School Board caucus. Candidate Barbara Kanninen was the leader in the first round of voting, but fell about 4 percentage points short of reaching an absolute majority of votes. So the third-place finisher (Greg Greeley, who scored 23 percent of the vote) was eliminated, and his votes were reallocated as instructed on their ballots by Greeley’s supporters. The result? Most Greeley voters made their second choice not Kanninen but Nancy Van Doren, who quickly closed the gap. But Kanninen squeaked through with an 18-vote majority – just enough to become the party’s endorsee in

the fall. Democrats instituted the system to ensure that no candidate walks away with their endorsement or nomination without getting a majority of votes, even if it takes several rounds of balloting. Is it a perfect system? No, but we have yet to seen one that would do much better. THUMBS UP: To Rich Doud, who this week wraps up more than 23 years at the helm of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce. Doud was not a well-known figure in civic discourse when he took the top staff job back in 1990, but over the years he has become a key player in Arlington governance. It was under his leadership that the Arlington Chamber shepherded

Leadership Arlington to life; built its own Community Action Committee to support the nonprofit sector; nurtured the Arlington’s Best Business Awards; established a Green Business Committee to focus on sustainability; and introduced the Arlington Business Hall of Fame to celebrate lifetime achievements. In more recent years, the business organization has made inroads at improving its relations with the county government, including strong representation on the Community Energy Task Force, and with the county’s legislative delegation in Richmond. As Doud likes to say, “It’s a great day to be in Arlington.” And while the local scene will miss his steady hand, he has earned his retirement and plans to use it to the fullest.

Let Those Benefiting from Streetcar Fund It Editor: I ran for the Arlington County Board seat in the 2014 special election, and spent months walking around Arlington, talking to the people. None of the other candidates at that time mentioned that they did the same thing that I did trying to find out how the people felt about the issues concerning the operation of our county, and especially the Columbia Pike streetcar project. I spent a number of days walking up and down Columbia Pike, talking to everyone I could talk to in businesses, homes and on the street about their thoughts and concerns about the streetcar project. I could not find one supporter. The reasons

they gave varied, but all where sound in their thinking. The people stated that they had no more money to give to the tax man. The traffic along Columbia Pike would slow down due to the streetcars, and that would hurt businesses along the Pike. Buses and streetcars would all stop at the same stops, in effect cancelling out any benefit of having two transportation systems along the Pike. With the streetcar project, Arlington County’s budget would grow, including pensions and health-care costs, while all the people I talked to wanted costs to shrink. If it is true that the land values would go up along the Pike if a streetcar project

is built, where will the middle-income live? Where will the high-paying jobs come from to support the Pike’s higher cost of living? The streetcar project is actually an impediment to having affordable housing in Arlington, and it would put an unreasonable and burdensome tax on all of us. If the landowners along the Pike want their land values to go up $3.2 billion to $4.4 billion, as consultants contend it will (and I truly do not believe those numbers), then let them put up the money to build and maintain the streetcar project themselves, because they are the ones that will benefit. Stephen Holbrook Arlington

When Will Voters Stop Casting Ballots Blindly? Editor: As a longtime Democrat, I am saddened at the loss of Libby Garvey from the Arlington County Democratic Committee. Garvey serves on the County Board with honesty, extreme competency and an unwavering commitment to the community’s best long-term interests and general welfare. She asks critical questions about costly special-interest projects in the hope of bringing county expenditures in line with the community’s critical priorities. She seeks accountability, rational planning and debate on the future of Arlington at a critical time in its economic development,

which is why she was elected to the County Board. She honorably represents what good governance and dedicated leadership should be. The question remains: Where is the commitment to “democracy” in the Arlington County Democratic Committee? Increasingly, it is looking like a party of autocracy rather than democracy. The drive by a handful of arrogant and self-serving party elite to force Libby Garvey from its leadership has raised concern about the true nature of their desire to look after the interests of the broader community and foster good governance in county

government. In driving Garvey from the leadership, they have shown their true colors by placing their own parochial special interests and power above the community’s best interests. Perhaps it is time to stop blindly voting party loyalties and vote for the best leadership the county can get. Perhaps it is time to create a nonaligned “Independent Arlingtonian Party,” where good, dedicated, honest and competent leadership can exist without the corrosive politics of an autocratic ruling elite. Stephen Carey Arlington


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Service Awards ceremony, held May 8 in Falls Church. Whipple was honored for her leadership contributions and dedication to public service. Also honored were Eula Bond, who received the Mary Harriman Award for Leadership; Stephany Smith, who received the Victoria Z. Greve Award for Distinguished Service; Joanne Heckert, who received the Sally Harwood Hardy Award for Excellence in Volunteerism; and Emily Craig, who received the Beacon Award. In the under-18 category, Grace Knowles received the Julia Doig Wilcox Award for Excellence in Volunteerism in the Community. At the celebration, Whitney Richardson was installed as president of the Junior League of Northern Virginia for the 201415 year. GULF BRANCH NATURE CENTER TO CELEBRATE BIRTHDAY: Friends of Gulf

Branch Nature Center will celebrate the center’s 48th anniversary with a celebration on Saturday, June 7 from 1 to 4 p.m. The nature center is located at 3608 Military Road. Events will include music by the New Old Time String Band, demonstrations by the Blacksmiths Guild of Northern Virginia and the Raptor Society of Northern Virginia, and a presentation by Native American woodland-flute-maker Robert Willasch. A photo competition is new for 2014, with an entry deadline of May 29. There also will be refreshments, including birthday cake. Gulf Branch Nature Center opened in June 1966. It was the brainchild of County Board member Thomas Richards, who saw the need to preserve natural resources in Arlington to counteract development. Admission to the event is free, but donations will be accepted. For information, see the Web site at www.friendsofgbnc.org. WINE TASTING TO BENEFIT FREE CLINIC: The Arlington Free Clinic will be the

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River View/City View - Super nice, updated, spacious, 1-bedroom, 1-bath unit shows well. Gym, pool, 24/7 front desk, parking, too many amenities to list. Tons of closets/storage. Wood floors under carpet. Near Metro, bus, DC, and waterfront.

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DISCUSSION FOCUSES ON LEG-VEIN HEALTH: A discussion on keeping leg

veins healthy will be held on Monday, June 2 at 11 a.m. at Culpepper Garden Senior Center. For information, call (703) 228-4403. BRAIN-FITNESS EXERCISES OFFERED:

Brain-fitness exercises to stimulate thinking and enhance memory will be held on Monday, June 2 at 11 a.m. at Arlington Mill Senior Center. For information, call (703) 228-7369. COUNTRY MUSICIANS TO PERFORM:

The Just Playin’ Country Musicians will perform on Monday, June 2 at 10:15 a.m. at Lee Senior Center. For information, call (703) 228-0555.

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living on a fixed income will be presented on Wednesday, June 4 at 6:30 p.m. at Arlington Mill Senior Center. For information, call (703) 228-7369.

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COUNTY CREDIT RATINGS AFFIRMED:

The Arlington county government’s top bond ratings have been affirmed in the runup to an upcoming bond sale. Moody’s Fitch and Standard & Poor’s each gave the county’s general obligation their highest ratings: Aaa/AAA/AAA. Arlington is one of less than 40 counties in the nation to have top ratings from all three firms. The top ratings allow the county government to issue debt at among the lowest interest rates available. County officials plan to sell about $75 million in new debt in the 2014 offering.

Bill and Suzie Buck were honored with the “Phoenix Rising” award at the recent “Triumph Gala” of Phoenix House Mid-Atlantic. They are shown with Edd Nolen and Debby Simpson Taylor.

PHOENIX HOUSE HOSTS ‘TRIUMPH GALA’: At its inaugural Triumph Gala,

held May 3, Phoenix House Mid-Atlantic honored local business and civic leaders Bill and Suzie Buck with the Phoenix Rising Award, honoring their service and contributions in the realm of health and welfare. Also at the gala, Kevin Reynolds, president of Cardinal Bank, accepted the Civic Leadership Award on behalf of the bank. The award recognized the contributions made by the bank and its employees to the local community. The evening raised significant funds to support the Phoenix House’s (formerly Vanguard Services Unlimited) mission of protecting and supporting individuals, families and communities affected by substance abuse and dependency. Phoenix House Mid-Atlantic has helped more than 35,000 teens and adults reclaim their lives from the ravages of substance-abuse disorders. In addition to the awards, the gala included a pre-dinner reception, “mystery boxes,” dinner, live entertainment and dancing. TEJADA HONORED BY COALITION FOR SMARTER GROWTH: County Board

member Walter Tejada recently was honored with the Livable Communities Leadership Award by the Coalition for Smarter Growth, which lauded Tejada’s support for affordable housing and transit in the Columbia Pike corridor. As board chairman in 2013, Tejada “demonstrated outstanding leadership in making the case” for the need for a streetcar system to drive economic development and provide for retention of affordable housing in the corridor, the organization said. “He spearheaded innovative housing policy and funding strategies to preserve and add affordable housing in the Columbia Pike corridor as it redevelops,” said Stewart Schwartz, executive director of the Coalition for Smarter Growth. “The affordable-housing strategies championed by Walter will be a model for other jurisdictions.”

changes to the county government’s siteplan-review process will be outlined at a community meeting on Saturday, May 31 at 9 a.m. at the Hazel Auditorium at Virginia Hospital Center. Planning Commission member Steve Cole and county staff will discuss interim recommendations to revamp the Site Plan

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FILM SCREENING TO FOCUS ON UKRAINE FAMINE: Columbia Pike Li-

brary and the Arlington Sister City Association’s Ivano-Frankivsk (Ukraine) Committee will present a screening of the film “Harvest of Despair” on Sunday, June 1 at 3 p.m. at the library. The film documents the Ukrainian terror famine of 1932-33, which caused the deaths of an estimated 7 million people as part of Stalin’s efforts to destroy the Ukrainian peasantry. The community is invited. For information, call the library at (703) 228-5710.

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ART EXHIBITION TO SUPPORT VETERANS: The Gallery Underground in Crystal

City will host a reception to raise funds for the 296 Project on Friday, June 6 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. The organization promotes the creation of art as a therapeutic means of combating post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury. The speaker for the event will be former U.S. Navy SEAL Kristin Beck, who is transgendered and who credits art from keeping her from suicide. Her artwork will be on display. Tickets are $15. For information, see the Web site at www.the296project.org.

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Kevin Reynolds of Cardinal Bank accepts the Civic Leadership Award at the Triumph Gala of Phoenix House Mid-Atlantic. He is shown with Bruce McLeod and Debby Simpson Taylor.

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AGAIN! Virginia Hospital Center has been named one of the 100 Top Hospitals in America for the second year in a row.

Virginia Hospital Center has just been named one of the 100 Top Hospitals in America by Truven Health Analytics for the second year in a row. They’ve also been named one of the 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals in America. These awards are particularly exciting because they’re based on facts – about quality, safety, patient experience and more. And they’re great news for the health and happiness of Northern Virginia families.

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Arlington Chamber Honors ‘Best Business’ Recipients If the Arlington Chamber of Commerce is smart, it will try to bottle the ebullient spirit of C. Lee Cawley and send it out to prospective members. As she began thinking about her firm’s first 10 years and what she aimed to accomplish in the next 10s, Cawley – owner of Simplify You – earlier this year opted to join the Chamber of Commerce. “Best decision I ever made,” she said. “Everybody is eager to exchange ideas. It’s been just wonderful.” Simplify You was honored as the 2014 Home-Based Small Business of the Year at the Chamber’s annual Best Business Awards, held May 20 at the Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel. Cawley’s firm helps people organize changes in their lives. She started it when her daughter was headed to elementary school, in order to provide the scheduling flexibility that every mom needs. And she hasn’t looked back. “I find my clients fascinating,” she said. “They’re busy, intelligent people . . . [who] just need a little guidance.” Business success is not the only criteria evaluated in the annual awards programs. Nominees must also be a part of the community’s daily life. Consider the case of Fire Works American Pizzeria, which received one of two Business of the Year Awards presented this year. The Courthouse restaurant has won numerous accolades for its food since opening

Why did he become involved in the Arlington Chamber? Simple: “It’s the finest I’ve ever seen,” Vernon said. Marie Schuler of Comcast, which served as grand sponsor of the awards program, said the wide range of quality awardees and nominees was emblematic of Arlington’s strength. “Being nominated is an honor in a county that is becoming a premier place to do business,” she said. Also honored at the ceremony: • Residence Inn Shown from left are award-winners Shawn Malone (Fire Works), C. Lee Cawley (Simplify You), John Vernon (Self Storage Arlington Ballston Plus), Ann Isaacson (TMI), Michael Golembe (Residence Inn Arlington Ballston) and Ron Novak (Segue Technologies). joined Fire Works in in 2010, but also has been an active com- lowers is not much of a restaurant, so we being named Business munity participant. It has hosted events thank you,” he said at the Best Business of the Year. and provided food for the Arlington Street Awards, now in its 28th year. • Pavé Jewelers was honored as Retail John Vernon, who accepted the Service Small Business of the Year. People’s Assistance Network (A-SPAN), and has supported regional efforts in the Small Business of the Year Award on be• The Animal Welfare League of Arfood industry to assist diners whose dietary half of Self Storage Plus, is another recipi- lington was honored as the 2014 Non-Profent who exemplifies community spirit. He it of the Year. needs required gluten-free foods. Shawn Malone, the restaurant’s owner, is active in the Pentagon Crystal City Ro• Technology Management Inc. (TMI) said the combination of good food and tary, and recently supported an initiative was honored as Green Small Business of community spirit helps Fire Works stand to furnish apartments that were about to the Year. become home to previously homeless local out in a crowded Arlington field. • Value Dot LLC was named Technol“A restaurant without a lot of loyal fol- residents. ogy Small Business of the Year.

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TECH FIRM HONORED FOR GIVING BACK: Segue Technologies, a technology

firm that provides custom software, data services and Web-site development, was honored with the “Doing Good” Award at

the Arlington Chamber of Commerce’s annual Arlington Best Business Award, held May 20 at the Sheraton Pentagon City. The annual award, now in its third year, is presented to a firm that both is prospering in the local marketplace and giving back to the community. The award is supported by the Phil Keating Fund of the Arlington Community Foundation. Keating, a former chairman of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce, died in 2011. Keating “was one of the main reasons I got involved in the Chamber,” said Ron Novak, executive vice president of Segue and a member of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce board. As part of the award, Segue received a cash grant to donate to a nonprofit organization of its choice. The firm chose the Animal Welfare League of Arlington’s capital campaign, to support a new facility for cats at the shelter’s headquarters in Shirlington. The new facility has “drastically improved the lives of all the animals in its care,” Novak said. Previous recipients of the Doing Good Award include Washington Workplace and the Shooshan Co.

Ron Novak of Segue Technologies, which won the Arlington Chamber of Commerce’s “Doing Good” Award, poses with Erin Devine, the widow of former Chamber chairman Phil Keating, at the awards ceremony last week.

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Nature again gets the blame for weak passenger counts at Northern Virginia’s two main airports. The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority pointed the finger of blame at wintry conditions when reporting March passenger traffic on May 20. Passenger totals were just under 1.7 million at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, down 4.9 percent from a year before, and slightly more than 1.76 million at Washington Dulles International Airport, down 2.2 percent. Combined, the total passenger count for the month was off 3.6 percent from a year before. At Reagan National, a total of 12.7 inches of snow fell in March, well above the 1.6 inches recorded a year before, while at Dulles, the total 19.8 inches of snow in March was significantly higher than the 7.4 inches of a year before, officials with the airports authority said. US Airways and American Airlines, which are now a merged corporate entity but are still flying under the two different flags, represented just under 50 percent of the passenger total at Reagan National

during March. They were followed by Delta (14 percent), United (8.9 percent) and JetBlue (6.1 percent). United remained the dominant carrier at Dulles, with a market share of 68 percent, followed by American/US Airways (5.2 percent), Delta (4.1 percent) and Southwest (2.7 percent). At Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, which is owned by the state of Maryland, March’s passenger count was 1.83 million, down 4.2 percent from a year before. Southwest Airlines and AirTran, which are a merged corporate entity but remain flying separately, held a market share of just under 72 percent at the airport. For the first quarter of 2014, total passenger counts were down 2.9 percent at Reagan National and 4.7 percent at Dulles, with the 9.2 million passengers reported during the January-through-March time frame down 3.8 percent from the same period a year before.

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Republicans Likely to Stick with Vihstadt in Fall SCOTT McCAFFREY Staff Writer

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The field has been cleared for County Board candidate John Vihstadt to again seek the endorsement, though not the nomination, of the Arlington County Republican ComPOLITICAL mittee. POTPOURRI No Republicans filed by the recent deadline to seek the County Board seat on the Nov. 4 ballot, Republican chairman Matt Wavro said. The dearth of candidates is no surprise: Wavro and other Republican leaders had put out word that they really weren’t looking for a nominee, but preferred the party endorse Vihstadt, as it did in the April 8 special election. Rank-and-file Republicans will consider such an endorsement at the party’s May 28 meeting, Wavro said. (Find full coverage next week.) This spring, Vihstadt picked up the endorsement of not just Republicans but also the Arlington Green Party. He easily defeated Democrat Alan Howze in the special election to fill out the remainder of the term of Chris Zimmerman, who left office in February for a job in the private sector. Howze was the only candidate to file for the Democratic nomination for the general election, setting up a rematch in November. Congressional Candidate to Make Debut at GOP Meeting: He wasn’t able to attend the April meeting of the Arlington County Republican Committee, so the GOP nominee in the 8th Congressional District will make his formal debut at the party’s May 28 meeting. Micah Edmond won a three-way race for the Republican nomination in April. He now awaits the winner of the June 10 Democratic primary to see who his opponent will be in the upcoming general election. The winner in November will succeed U.S. Rep. Jim Moran (D-8th), who is retiring. The 8th District is a Democratic stronghold, making Edmond’s run an uphill battle at best. Several third-party candidates are expected to be in the race. Edmond twice has spoken to the Arlington GOP faithful before, but his May 28 remarks will be his first as nominee.

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John Vihstadt, center, shown with his wife and father at his swearing-in in April, is likely to be endorsed by the Arlington County Republican Committee for his re-election bid in November.

Democrats Aim to Lock Down Precinct Captains Early: Coming off its first loss at the local level in more than a decade, the Arlington County Democratic Committee is working to cement its precinct-operations apparatus early, to be ready for the Nov. 4 general election. Carol Fontein, who heads precinct-operations for the party, this month put out a call for assistance in the Ashton Heights and Monroe precincts, which she said represent the party’s biggest challenges for recruitment at the moment. Democrats usually have two or three captains for each of Arlington’s 52 precincts, depending on the overall size of each. There are vacancies in about 20 precincts at the moment, a not uncommon occurrence for this period of the election cycle. But what was uncommon was the result of the April 8 special election, in which Democrat Alan Howze was trounced by independent John Vihstadt. It was the first time someone other than a Democrat had won a local race since independent Dave Foster’s victory over Democrat-endorsed Larry Fishtahler in the 2003 School Board race. Until Vihstadt, no non-Democrat had won a County Board race since Republican Mike Lane’s special-election triumph of 1999. Howze and Vihstadt will square off in a rematch in November. Democrats in recent years often have won every precinct in every race in Arlington, but the special election saw Vihstadt

win a large majority of them. The two precincts referenced by Fontein had divergent results on April 8: Howze won 52 percent of the vote in Monroe, while Vihstadt won 52 percent in Ashton Heights. Republicans, who are expected to endorse the candidacy of Vihstadt for the general election, also are ramping up efforts to build precinct operations in anticipation of a competitive general-election race. Young Democrats to Host Bipartisan Immigration Forum: Arlington Young Democrats will host a bipartisan forum on immigration reform on Wednesday, May 28 at 7 p.m. at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) conference center in Ballston. Designed for young professionals, the event will bring together speakers from both Democratic and Republican circles to discuss immigration issues. “Immigration reform disproportionately affects young professionals,” Arlington Young Democrats president Max Burns said. “Our outmoded immigration system threatens both high-skilled young immigrants who are sent home to compete against American companies and the children of undocumented workers just trying to get an education and contribute.” The slate of speakers is expected to include Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-49th); Yasmine Taeb of the Arab American Institute; Kama Essaheb of the National Immigration Law Center; and Alex Nowrasteh of the Cato Institute.

The event marks the first in Arlington Young Democrats’ new series of bipartisan roundtable discussions on political issues relevant to young professionals. For information, see the Web site at www.arlingtonyoungdems.org. Young Republicans Support Free Clinic: The Arlington Falls Church Young Republicans recently hosted a happy-hour fundraiser to support the work of the Arlington Free Clinic. In its second year, the event was held at Mister Day’s in Clarendon, with 100 percent of the cover charge going to support the nonprofit health-care provider. Republican Women to Host Breakfast Forum: The Arlington Republican Woman’s Club will hold “Breakfast at Tiffany’s: Women, Faith and Politics” on Saturday, May 31 at 9:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn Ballston. The event will feature Rev. Lonetha Jones and an appearance by Micah Edmond, the GOP’s nominee for the 8th Congressional District seat being vacated by U.S. Rep. Jim Moran. For information or to R.S.V.P., call (703) 524-1804 or e-mail Marcia Fioramonti at mfoiramontirn@yahoo.com. Democratic Chairman Likely to Avoid ‘Jefferson Davis’ Reference: He had to catch himself once, but it looks like Arlington County Democratic Committee chairman Kip Malinosky has found a way to avoid using the name of the one-time president of the Confederacy in describing the party’s new office space. Ever since Democrats moved from Courthouse last month to new space in Crystal City, they’ve had to contend with the knowledge that the new HQ is located in an office building located on Jefferson Davis Highway. At the monthly meeting of the Democratic committee in May, Malinosky used the address, then opted to correct himself by saying “Route 1” instead. Given Davis’s role during the Civil War, it’s not necessarily an address Democrats want to spread around too much. But it’s not likely to change: The General Assembly in the 1920s designated the Virginia portion of U.S. Route 1 to honor Davis, and it would take an act of the legislature to change it. And that, members of the Arlington delegation say, just isn’t going to happen any time soon.

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Reflecting the 11.5 percent growth in home prices last year, income and sales volume jumped for the third year in a row, according to the 2014 National Association of Realtors Member Profile. The survey also found an increase in new and younger members to NAR in 2013. The survey’s results are representative of the nation’s Realtors; members of NAR account for about half of the approximately 2 million active real estate licensees in the U.S. Lawrence Yun, NAR’s chief economist, said recovery in the housing market since the downturn continues to improve the earnings of real estate professionals. “Fueled mostly by rising home sales and prices, the median gross income of a Realtor increased to $47,700 in 2013 from $43,500 in 2012, marking a 9.6 percent rise and a sharp gain from $34,900 in 2011,” he said. “Although the median number of transactions or commercial deals remained unchanged from last year at 12, this marked a continued return to pre-recession levels after bottoming out at seven transactions in 2008 and 2009.” As expected, median gross income and number of transactions generally increases with experience. Last year, NAR members in business for more than 16 years earned $70,200 and made 15 transactions. On the contrary, those with three-to-five years earned less than half that amount ($30,100) and had 10 transactions. Incomes also varied by license type, as members licensed as brokers earned $66,300 in 2013, while the median earnings for sales agents increased $1,000 from the previous year to $35,000. Last year also brought an influx of new and younger members to NAR. Years of experience in real estate decreased to 12 years from 13 years in 2012; the typical tenure at a firm decreased to six years from seven years; and the age of members decreased to 56 years from 57 years. Three percent of all Realtors are under 30 years of age, 16 percent are between ages 30 and 44, and 24 percent are 65 and older. The typical NAR member works 40 hours per week. Women represent 57 percent of all members, accounting for 53 percent of brokers and 62 percent of sales agents. More than three-quarters of all Realtors cite real estate as their only occupation, and 82 percent (up two percent from last year) are certain they will remain in the business for at least two more years.

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ome are humorous, some are heartfelt, but the retirement of Rich Doud after 23 years as president of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce brought out a slew of memories and comments from those who served terms chairing the business organization during his lengthy tenure. Steve Barto, a past Chamber chair, recalled a “Rodney Dangerfield” moment, when a member of the County Board (who shall go unnamed here) gushed over the supposedly close relationship between the Arlington government and the business community, even though that relationship at that point was more than a little rocky. “In early 1994, United Airlines held a kick-off reception to promote their national magazine’s focus article on Arlington,” Barto said. “[The unnamed County Board member] gave opening remarks

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extolling the myriad virtues of Arlington, ing himself in the captain’s chair. its business community and ‘the friendly I am fairly sure I was neither Rich’s relationship of the County Board and the nor the staff ’s most trying chair, but my recollection is equally firm that I was by business community.’” “She then noted, ‘And I’m happy that no means the easiest. I flubbed, kicked, the Chamber president, Chris Doud, is dropped and sputtered away any number of opportunities and requirehere with us!’ Rich merely ments, and each and every smiled,” Barto said. time Rich, with assistance Among comments from from the able staff, was there other past chairs of the to cover or tweak or remedy Chamber. my inexperience. It was a great Scott Sterling: I was fortime for me; maybe just good tunate enough to be there for everyone else. at the beginning, having I’m grateful and indebted been involved in the profor knowing Rich. It is more cess that resulted in Rich than that, though. Simply, I accepting the job with the RICH DOUD do not know a more decent Chamber, even meeting person. Rich when he still could Charlie King: I was Chamhave demurred gracefully, and did not. ber chair in 2001, and it’s hard to rememI was doubly lucky – Rich might see it ber that year without thinking of 9/11. otherwise – as my turn as chair came in Even during that challenging time for 1992 as Rich (in a job then known as ex- our country and for Arlington, under ecutive vice president) already was prov- Rich’s leadership, the Chamber never slowed in its mission to support the business community and the community as a whole. Rich kept us all focused, and we even ended the year on a high note with Ted Leonsis’ first keynote appearance at the Chamber’s annual meeting. To borrow Rich’s catchphrase, it was another “great day to be in Arlington.” Rich would be the first to say that the Chamber will go on without him, and that’s true, but without Mr. Chamber it won’t be the same. Barbara Nicastro: My year as chair in 2007 was relatively uneventful, largely because of Rich, who had the ability to make not just his job, but mine, look easy. Rich understood my strengths and weaknesses as a leader, and was always willing to make up for the latter without complaint. Our biggest challenge was to propel the Opportunity Works campaign (then in its second year and called Total Resource Development) to a higher level of acceptance and success with the membership. With our co-chairs of “James Bond” and “Miss Moneypenny,” we were able to achieve that goal. Scott McGeary: I well recall meeting Rich during our elevator ride in the Quality Hotel Courthouse to his first executivecommittee meeting one fine September morning in 1990. The Arlington Chamber of Commerce has been blessed by his exemplary executive leadership every day since. His judgment has been solid, his temperament exemplary and his accomplishments many. He has been a wise counselor to each year’s board chair, showing an ad-

Rich Doud Thank you for your many years of service to the

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mirable ability to work with a wide variety of volunteer members and personalities who have had the opportunity and privilege to preside over the Chamber during his distinguished tenure. In my case, that was during the Chamber’s 70th-anniversary year, as we celebrated the past and looked forward to the future. The creation of Leadership Arlington is a signature achievement. Rich had the vision and patience over several years to launch this special organization to foster leadership talents in those who will continue to play key roles in our community for many years. Michael Foster: Working with the Arlington Chamber of Commerce and Rich Doud was an honor and privilege. 2011 saw many classic examples of Rich’s leadership anticipating the needs of Arlington business with sound judgment and working on behalf of the board with a balanced touch. Rich clearly cares deeply for Arlington, and brings out the best in everyone around him. His impeccable character and good nature has served Arlington well for decades connecting and supporting business, civic and government leaders for a more healthy and productive Arlington. Sean Hosty: Rich has many great qualities, but I believe his greatest quality is his humility and the fact that he doesn’t want the focus to be on him, but would rather give positive recognition to others. Whether it’s a subcommittee, the staff or the chair, Rich does not lead to receive credit, but to provide the people around him the opportunity to stand out and be successful. As chairman in 2006, being able to work closely with somebody so selfless and generous, who tried to make me look good (not an easy task!) at every opportunity was a tremendous learning experience for me personally, and for my career. When I first became chair, I was concerned about the work involved and wondered if I would be up for the challenge. As the year got underway, it was clear that I had nothing to worry about, since Rich made sure I was prepared every step of the way – with a pre-written speech, a briefing prior to a meeting, or whatever was needed to give me the opportunity to look competent in the spotlight. I was lucky enough to serve during good economic times, and when we finished with a budget surplus, Rich steered the credit towards me. The truth was I had the winds of the good economy and the hard work of a great Chamber staff, led by Rich, that yielded the positive financial results. My time as Chamber chair contributed greatly to my business, and I am sincerely thankful for Rich’s generosity and kindness and for creating a Chamber that has helped the careers and success of so many businesses over the last 24 years. By selflessly focusing on helping others succeed, his efforts have contributed to a vibrant business community making every day “a great day to be in Arlington.”


Foundation. „ Virginia Secretary of Transportation John Milliken, a former County Board member, spoke at a Chamber breakfast and noted that there is a “light at the end of the tunnel” when it comes to transportation gridlock in Northern Virginia.

For Rich Doud, Service To Community Has Strong Roots SCOTT MCCAFFREY

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“Smart growth”? The concept really hadn’t yet gelled. Bill Clinton? He was just a governor of a small Southern state with some as-yet-unfulfilled political ambitions. Justin Bieber? He hadn’t even been born yet. But in the fall of 1990, Rich Doud was settling in and preparing to make his mark on the Arlington Chamber of Commerce. The job was new to Doud, but the community wasn’t: He was a product of Arlington’s public schools and had run a number of businesses in the computer field locally before winning out over a large candidate pool to succeed the retiring Robert Reade. “I believe in Arlington County, its people, its institutions and its businesses,” Doud (whose title then was executive vice president) said in his first missive to the Chamber membership in September 1990. “Arlington deserves the best and the brightest and, to that end, this staff will make sure that you receive our full attention and effort as the eyes, ears and voice

of the business community.” The switch in leadership was just one of many challenges the business community, and Chamber of Commerce, was contending with in 1990. “The world, nation, state and Arlington County are undergoing rapid, unpredictable, dramatic changes,” wrote Henry Lampe, then serving as board president (a title later changed to chairman) at the time Doud was hired. “We must be flexible in meeting those changes, perhaps in ways we have not yet imagined,” Lampe wrote. “What our Chamber has emphasized in the past may not be important in the future. It is time to get on with the main event – preparing the Chamber for the 1990s.” What were among the highlights of Doud’s first 12 months on the job? Here are a few: „ The business organization created its Community Action Committee in order to connect with the nonprofit sector. „ The Chamber battled the county

„ The Chamber inaugurated a “shadow-the-principal” initiative. „ A new Chamber logo was unveiled. „ The organization served as a resource to explain the new county meals tax that was imposed in the summer of 1991.

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government’s plan to increase business, professional and occupational license (BPOL) fees. „ New staff members rotated in as others departed, something not uncommon in the world of small nonprofits. „ The group’s annual golf outing, held at Chantilly Country Club, featured celebrity guest McLean Stevenson, flown in from Hollywood by Chamber member USAir [later US Airways and soon to be fully merged with American Airlines]. „ Chamber officials hosted County Board Chairman William Newman Jr. discussing his brainchild, the fledgling Arlington Community

„ The group pressed county officials to increase the amount of on-street parking. „ The Chamber moved down one floor, from the second to the first, in the building it leased space in on 14th Street North. [The Chamber remained in that space until 2012, when the building was torn down to make was for new development, but will return to almost the exact same spot on the first floor in the new building, which is set for occupancy sometime this summer.] At the time he started on the job, it probably was expected Doud would be around for a while; the previous three Chamber leaders had served for a combined 42 years. But Doud’s tenure outlasted them all, as he serves until May 31, when he retires after more than 23-and-a-half years in the position.

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rlington Chamber of Commerce president Rich Doud has been presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Virginia Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives. “Rich has been a consummate Chamber professional throughout his distinguished career, and we are delighted he has received this prestigious

recognition – it is well-deserved,” said Barry DuVal, president and CEO of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce. DuVal presented Doud with the award at the Virginia Chamber’s 90thanniversary celebration and legislative awards dinner, held May 15 at the Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City. The Virginia Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives, admin-

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The Sun Gazette asked Cindy Richmond, the acting director of Arlington Economic Development, to take a look back and survey the changes to the economic landscape in the local area since 1990, when Rich Doud became president of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce. Here are her thoughts: Looking outside the window from our Ballston offices of Arlington Economic Development, the Arlington of today is a very different community than the Arlington of 1990. Arlington’s business corridors now boast giant high-rises full of technology companies, research institutions and condominiums, with restaurants, shops and gathering places at the ground level. Smart growth has grown from a lofty vision to a reality. What’s more, the business landscape has changed, and continues to do so at a rapid rate. A county previously known as the spot solely for federal agencies and their contractors, Arlington’s businesses now also comprise a growing number of private companies in a variety of fast-growing sectors, universities and small businesses of every kind. This kind of evolving landscape doesn’t happen overnight, nor does it happen without the collaboration and vision of individuals like Rich Doud. During Rich’s tenure with the Chamber, Arlington has seen a truly remarkable amount of growth in the transit corridors. We’ve seen a 60-percent increase in office space, more than 100-percent increase in

multifamily residential units, and more than 150-percent increase in retail space. All of those things combined add to increased vibrancy, opportunity and potential for our community. Rich has been there to spearhead it all and provide the resources for these entities to connect and grow. We’ve also had the fortune to partner with Rich over the years on dozens of workshops and seminars, specifically through our BizLaunch program, which has partnered with the Chamber to provide information and events that have benefitted literally hundreds of Arlington’s small businesses. Rich’s commitment to creating and nurturing that business community has helped the new businesses that start with our support continue to thrive. Arlington’s business community simply wouldn’t be where it is today without his vision. We’ve grown a lot in the last 20+ years, and now Arlington stands on a precipice of a new era. This time, Rich will be enjoying the show from the sidelines of retirement, but he should take great pride in knowing he was a leading force in shaping Arlington into the bustling community it is today. We will miss his ideas, his drive and his uncanny ability to create a successful community. Congratulations Rich, on a retirement well deserved and a legacy well earned.

istered by the Virginia Chamber of Commerce, is an alliance of chamber executives representing small and large business organizations across the commonwealth. The organization strives to develop the professional skills of chamber executives, staff and volunteer leaders, and provides a forum for integrating the work of local chambers of commerce to contribute

to the growth and development both to local communities and the commonwealth. Doud, who served as president of the statewide organization in 2001 (and was named Chamber Executive of the Year in 1998), is retiring at the end of May after nearly a quartercentury at the helm of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce.

Q&A: Retiring Arlington Chamber of Commerce President Rich Doud What led you to apply for the position back in 1990, and what combination of skills did you have that you think led to your selection? I was introduced to the opportunity by David Guernsey, who I knew from the business world and who was serving on the search committee. In terms of business organizations such as the Arlington Chamber, what has changed in the past 23 years, and what has stayed constant? What has stayed constant are these: Although our members are companies and organizations, it is still relationships with people that matter. The culture we instilled that includes being membercentric, hard work and respect are timeless characteristics of a solid organization. What has changed is the median age of Chamber participants (significantly lower), an expectation by members of a reasonable return on their dues investment, an inclusive atmosphere that has propelled women and Gen-Xers into leadership positions, reliance on technology and a highly expanded offering of events, committees and opportunities. What are the biggest challenges you worked on during your time at the helm? Insuring that our program of work remains relevant, increasing our relationships with other related community entities and working with our elected officials. All of these have improved significantly over the years.

How important is it to have good leadership (chairs, executive committee, board of directors, committee chairs) to make for a good organization? How important is it to have good staff? Very important. The results of our efforts reflect the combined efforts of our leadership and staff. We have been blessed over the years to have superb volunteer leadership and there have always been shining stars on staff. Do you think the Chamber is positioned well to go into the future; what challenges and opportunities do you think lie ahead? I made it a point to insure that the staff, the financial situation and the upcoming office move back to the Courthouse area were all in good shape prior to my stepping down. There are always new opportunities and I hope we will be staffed appropriately to capitalize on them. We will get closer to Arlington Economic Development, as we should. We will concentrate on our industryspecific initiatives. The challenge is, as always, to insure we don’t get off-track – that we stay true to our mission. What are your personal goals for the coming year, now that you have some time, if you choose, to sit back and take it easy? I’d like to “decompress” for a few months while prioritizing my involvement with family, church and the community. Then, we’ll see . . .


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Oversight of the money is done by the treasurer’s office, in compliance with Virginia’s strict rules on municipal investments. The result is safety of principal and a relatively modest return on investment; over the past year, the average return has been about 1 percent, officials with the treasurer’s office say. Tax-Delinquency Rate Again Expected to Reach Record Low: County Treasurer Frank O’Leary says he is confident that this year’s tax-delinquency rate will again be at a record low, but won’t know exactly how low it will go until mid-summer. Last year’s delinquency rate of 0.41 percent was the lowest on record, and represented a string of declines unbroken since 2003. In announcing last year’s total during an event in August 2013, O’Leary set a target of 0.36 percent to 0.38 percent for the current year. “We’re going to get to 0.38 percent,” O’Leary told the Sun Gazette on May 13. Whether it will be reduced to 0.36 percent remains an open question, but O’Leary said he was hopeful. The figure represents the percentage of delinquent real estate and personal-property taxes delinquent shortly after the close of the county government’s fiscal year each June 30. It is announced each August. When O’Leary was first elected in 1983, the delinquency rate was hovering around 9 percent, officials with the treasurer’s office say. In today’s terms, that would be a shortfall of $60 million. We’ve moved to a new Web site! Find all sorts of news at www.insidenova. com/news/arlington – it’s updated throughout the day and focuses on news that’s important to you!


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Yorktown High School junior Margaret Doyle placed fourth in the Animal Sciences category at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles. Doyle earned a $500 prize for her project, “The Ipomoea batatas Leaf: Isolation and Identification of Its Mosquito Larvicidal Agent.” Intel sponsors the world’s largest international pre-college science competition. It provides an annual forum for approximately 1,700 high school students from more than 70 countries to showcase their independent research as they compete for more than $5 million annually. n

The Arlington Historical Society has announced the winners of its second annual Historical Essay Contest for Arlington high school juniors. Students were asked to write an original essay on the theme, “Was Arlington County heroic or quixotic in its pursuit of school integration, considering contemporary trends?” Noah Kennedy, a student at Washington-Lee High school, won first place and will receive a cash award of $1,000. Audrey O’Donnell of Washington-Lee garnered second place and a $500 award, while third prize went to Allison Jaffe of Washington-Lee, who received $300. Honorable-mention awards, which came with $100 stipends, went to Wendy Berrios of Wakefield High School and Antonio Mestre of Washington-Lee. The awards were made possible by Columbia Lodge No. 285, an Arlington Masonic lodge chartered in 1905. An informal awards ceremony will be held at Washington-Lee High School on June 4 at 10 a.m. For more information, visit www.arlingonhistoricalsociety.org. n

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n Nottingham Elementary School and Washington-Lee High School have earned the Recognized Model Program designation from the American School Counselor Association. The award goes to schools where the counseling program is comprehensive in scope, preventive in design and developmental in nature, and comes after a 12component application process and a full year of data collection. n The Wakefield High School Education Foundation has awarded $145,500 in scholarship money to the Class of 2014, bringing the cumulative grant total to $1.66 million, assisting 321 scholars from the high school. Students attending four-year schools

received scholarships that will be paid out each semester for four years: Daniel Brown, Ariel Cadby-Spicer, Sivia Campos, Kevin Clark, John “Jack” Dobbins Jr., Brooke Shannon Giles, Emily Hambridge, Angela Jaramillo, Chloe-Alexandra Laird, Richard Matthew Samonte Tan, Gerber Reyes and Leo Biette-Timmons. Students attending Northern Virginia Community College received scholarships that will be paid out each semester for two years: Andrea Petretti, Alvaro Sejas-Gamboa, Masud Haque, Jessica Portillo and Rodrigo Balderrama. Five students – Ashley Lemus, Raquel Marriott, Yoel Fessahaye, Leyla Izquierdo and Tesay Yusuf – met all the criteria and were selected to be Wakefield Scholars. But, because they have been awarded significant funding from other sources, they were honored and recognized with a onetime grant. Two students who previously had been selected as scholarship recipients to attend Northern Virginia Community College and will now attend four-year colleges also received scholarships to aid in those two years. They are Yuan Zhai , a 2011 Wakefield graduate, and Nicole Plaza, a member of the Class of 2012. n Northern Virginia Community College has earned the No. 2 spot in a ranking of “digital community colleges” by the Center for Digital Education. The survey examined digital and emerging technologies, such as the use of mobile devices and technological integration into the curriculum, and the availability of technology tools and training for faculty and students. “We work very hard to use technology that provides students with access to the highest quality instruction and helps them be successful,” said Steven Sachs, vice president of instructional and information technology at the college. NVCC was ranked in the “large colleges” category for institutions of 10,000 or more students. n Students in Marymount University’s interior-design program recently won national recognition, being awarded second place in the Interior Design Educators Council video competition. The competition challenged students to create a video that answers the question, “How does interior-design education intersect with the practice of interior design?” The Marymount team approached it from a school vs. real-world perspective, conveying the direct relationship between the two.


Police Beat

CARJACKING: n On May 10 at 4 p.m., a 27-year-old

woman was carjacked in the 2400 block of Army Navy Drive by two suspects who implied they had a firearm. The first suspect is described as a black male, in his early 20s, 5’7”, with a skinny build. The second suspect is described as a black male, in his early 20s, with a heavy build.

PEEPING TOM: n On May 14 at 10:45 p.m., a man getting dressed at his home in the 800 block of South Arlington Mill Drive noticed a suspect peeping at him through the window. The suspect, who fled on foot, is described as a bald-headed man, in his 40s or 50s.

SEXUAL BATTERY: n On May 7 at 1:50 p.m., a 21-year-old woman reported that she was approached from behind and groped by an individual in the 4700 block of South Chesterfield Road. The suspect fled the scene on foot. He is described as an Hispanic male, in his 20s, 5’5”, 160 pounds.

BURGLARY: n On May 7 between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., a home in the 5000 block of 7th Road South was burglarized. Entry was gained through a window. A laptop computer was taken. n Sometime between May 9 at 5 p.m. and May 11 at noon, an office in the 2000 block of South Jefferson Davis Highway was burglarized. A cash box was taken. n On May 11 between 2:45 and 5:43 p.m., a home in the 1300 block of 20th Street South was burglarized. Jewelry, cash and handbags were taken. n On May 14 between 10:20 and 11:50 a.m., a home in the 4900 block of 7th Road South was burglarized. Electronics and jewelry were taken.

ROBBERY: n On May 9 at 7:50 p.m., an individual assaulted a store clerk in the 3100 block of Wilson Boulevard who was attempting to stop the individual from stealing cigarettes. The suspect is described as a black male, in his 20s.

n On May 13 at 10:54 a.m., a home in the 3300 block of North Peary Street was burglarized. Cash was taken.

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MALICIOUS WOUNDING: n On May 9 at 10:15 p.m., a man allegedly struck his girlfriend with a metal tube on her back during an altercation in the 900 block of South Dinwiddie Street. The suspect, 25-year-old José Guardado of Arlington, was arrested, charged with malicious wounding and was held without bond. n On May 10 at 2:39 p.m., a loss-prevention officer at the Nordstrom in the 1400 block of South Hayes Street detained an individual after an alleged shoplifting incident. During the apprehension, the loss-prevention officer allegedly was bitten on the shoulder. Cleveland Bryan Jr., a 28-year-old District of Columbia man, was arrested, charged with malicious wounding, robbery, felony concealment of merchandise, grand larceny, obstruction of justice and possession of marijuana, and was held without bond.

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DETECTIVE HONORED IN FIGHT AGAINST AUTO THEFT: n Arlington Police Detective Scott Whalin earned the first-place award in the 2013 LEO Competition for his work in fighting car theft over the past year. The awards program is an initiative of the Virginia State Police, Department of Motor Vehicles and local public-safety agencies in support of the Help Eliminate Auto Theft (HEAT) initiative. Whalin was honored for his work identifying suspects in a rash of auto thefts; combined a total of 30 felony and misdemeanor charges were filed against the two suspects, and a total of 65 cases were closed. For information on the HEAT initiative, see the Web site at www.heatreward.com. Items are compiled from reports issued by public-safety agencies in Arlington and across the region.

Arlington County Democratic Committee to Host 8th District Debate The Arlington County Democratic Committee will host a debate among candidates for the 8th Congressional District seat on Friday, May 30 at 7 p.m. at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) conference center, 4301

Wilson Blvd. The seven candidates still vying for the Democratic nomination in the June 10 primary have been invited, and will answer questions submitted by the public and the candidates themselves.

The public is invited; while no tickets are required, the room is limited to 300 people. The Democratic field in recent days has been winnowed to seven: Derek Hyra, Mark Levine, Patrick Hope, Adam Ebbin,

Lavern Chatman, Don Beyer and William Euille. The winner of the June 10 primary becomes the odds-on favorite to succeed retiring U.S. Rep. Jim Moran (D-8th), since the district is among the most strongly Democratic in the commonwealth.

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High School Roundup BASEBALL ROUNDUP: For the second time this sea-

son, the Washington-Lee Generals were shut out by the Madison Warhawks in baseball action. The most recent was by a 6-0 score May 20 in a semifinal game of the Liberty Conference 6 tournament. Madison junior right-hander John DeFazio (6-0) pitched six innings to get the win for his home team, striking out 12 and allowing two hits. Top-seed Madison (18-2) gave DeFazio all the runs he needed by scoring three in the first inning on just one hit (a bunt single). Earlier this season, DeFazio threw a perfect game against Madison in a 2-0 win. “I guess he is the wrong guy to fall behind against,” Washington-Lee coach Doug Grove said. “He wasn’t as sharp as the day he threw the perfect game, but he was still very tough.” DeFazio retired the final 11 W-L hitters in order, with eight strikeouts during that stretch. The fifth-seed Generals (11-11) finished with two hits. They went to Will Burgess and James Mellin. Sophomore right-hander Teddy Herbert started and pitched five innings to take the loss. He struggled in the first inning, by walking two and hitting two batters, then settled down. “He had a rough start, then pitched well,” Grove said. Hunter Gray pitched one inning of relief for Washington-Lee. Washington-Lee advances to 6A North Region tournament and will play a first-game on May 30. The region tournament berth is W-L’s 12th in a row. The Generals earned the region berth with a 5-0 quarterfinal win over the host Fairfax Rebels. For a story about that game, visit www.insidenova.com/sports/ arlington. n The season ended for the No. 8 seed Yorktown Patriots (7-12) with a 4-1 loss to the McLean Highlanders in a first-round Liberty Conference 6 Tournament game. Yorktown’s run resulted from Teddy Schroeder’s double to lead off the seventh. Pinch-runner Ryan McNulty eventually scored on Harry Smith’s groundout. McLean led 4-0. “It was good to see us go down swinging,” Yorktown coach Mike Ruck said. “We fell behind, but pitched well and played good defense and battled until the end.” Left-hander Austin Kasmer started and pitched three innings to take the loss. He allowed three hits, three earned runs, walked four and hit three. Joe DiConsiglio, a right-hander, hit the first batter he faced in relief. He then retired the next nine straight, with three strikeouts in the three innings he worked, throwing 41 pitches. The run he allowed was unearned. Yorktown had just two hits. DiConsiglio had the other. by Dave Facinoli O’CONNELL SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: If there was a turn-

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ing point to the season for the state-champion Bishop O’Connell Knights, head coach Tommy Orndorff believes it came after a loss to a good McLean Highlanders team on April 9. “They are a very good team, and we got better from that game and started playing better,” Orndorff said. “We always want to play good teams like that. It prepares us and makes us better for the end of the season.” The Knights (20-5) certainly did play better, winning 14 of their final 15 games to wind up as Virginia In-

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The Washington-Lee Generals hold a meeting of the minds on PHOTO BY DAVE FACINOLI the pitcher’s mound aginst Madison.

O’Connell leadoff batter Hayley Metcalf was chosen first-team PHOTO BY DAVE FACINOLI all-state for her play this season. Washington-Lee’s Will Burgess is held on by Madison first baseman Jimmy Golfsmith. PHOTO BY DAVE FACINOLI

dependent School Athletic Association Division I state champions for the third year in a row. O’Connell players Olivia Giaquinto, Hayley Metcalf and Erin Sweeney were chosen first-team all-state. The slap-hitting senior Metcalf, the team’s leadoff batter, hit .466, scored 34 runs, and stole 12 bases. Giaquinto, a sophomore, batted .414 with 33 RBI, two homers and three triples. Sweeney, a junior, had a 19-5 pitching record with a 1.39 earned run average. In 111 innings, she struck out 126. WAKEFIELD SOFTBALL TEAM WINS OPENER: Marisa

DeFranco and Taylor White proved their worth as firstteam all Capitol Conference 13 selections by scoring all six runs in the Wakefield Warriors’ 6-3 first-round tournament victory over the Jefferson Colonials. DeFranco reached base three times. She scored three runs and had one RBI. She singled in the first and second innings and stole home in the first. White reached base four times with hits in the first and fourth innings, and scored three runs. Madee Periandri (three RBI) and Bekah Peterson (one RBI), who were selected second-team all-conference, came through with big hits to score DeFranco and White throughout the game. On the mound, DeFranco racked up seven strikeouts to get the win. She allowed one earned run on five hits and did not walk a batter. Third baseman Lydia Dunbar started an inning-ending double play for Wakefield. The Warriors played top-seeded Marshall in a conference semifinal game on May 28 and lost, 15-1. With the first-round win, Wakefield earns a berth to play in the 5A North Region Tournament, which begins this week. NOTE: In Wakefield’s last regular season game, Peterson pitched a shutout against Falls Church in the Warriors’ 10-0 win. The game ended on a triple play, as shortstop White caught a line drive, stepped on second

Wakefield High School’s Marisa DeFranco pitches for the Warriors in conference tournament action. PHOTO FROM WAKEFIELD

and threw to first to beat the runner diving back. WAKEFIELD NEEDS VOLLEYBALL COACH: Wakefield

High School needs to hire a varsity girls volleyball coach and a freshman girls volleyball coach. Contact Noel Deskins at (703) 228-6733 or e-mail noel.deskins@apsva.us. WAKEFIELD BASKETBALL CAMP: The Wakefield High

School boys basketball camp run by head coach Tony Bentley in Wakefield’s new gym is June 23-27 for session I and June 30 until July 3 for session II. Current and former Wakefield players and coaches run the camp. For more information, visit www.tonybentleybasketballcamp.com or e-mail Tony.Bentley@ apsva.us.

Sports Briefs ARLINGTON TRAVEL BASEBALL TRYOUTS: Arlington County baseball play-

ers can register to try out for an Arlington Travel Baseball fall 9-under team. Tryouts are for players born May 1, 2005 or later. Tryouts are Sunday, June 8, from

noon until 3 p.m. Players should register in advance at www.arlingtontravelbaseball.org. Players selected will practice twice a week and play doubleheaders on Sundays during the fall.

FOOTBALL CAMP: On Saturday, June

14, Washington-Lee High School football coaches and players, in conjunction with Arlington Youth Football Club, will host a non-contact football camp for kids ages 8 to 14 at Washington-Lee.

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Martin Thibault

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Items taken from the archives of the Northern Virginia Sun. For information on local history, see the Web site at www. arlingtonhistoricalsociety.org. June 1, 1945: n Nineteen Arlington men have been liberated from German prisoner-of-war camps. n Six names have been floated for the current vacancy on the School Board. n Giant Food has cucumbers on sale for 10 cents a pound. Veal cutlets are on sale for 47 cents (plus 11 ration coupons) per pound. n Penney’s has sport shirts on sale for $1.59, and men’s bright rayon swim trunks available for $2.59. May 30, 1962: n Local dairy workers are threatening to strike when their contract runs out in early June. n Four Virginia Air National Guard units called to active duty during last year’s Berlin crisis will soon be back from Germany. May 30, 1972: n Selected Arlington households will be asked to take part in a telephone crime survey. n A Circuit Court judge estimates that 50 percent of students at the University of Virginia are using illegal drugs, and says the university administration is turning a blind eye to the situation. n CBS’s Eric Sevareid will be Northern Virginia Community College’s commencement speaker at the Filene Center. n Washington-Lee’s baseball team will square off against George Wythe High School in the state semifinals. n The San Francisco Giants have traded Willie Mays to the New York Mets. May 31, 1983: n Republican Bonnie Newlon kicked off her bid for the 48th House of Delegates seat with proposals to raise the drinking age to 21 and to impose tighter sentences for criminals who use guns. n Gov. Robb says proposals to raise academic requirements among publicschool students will not lead to an “elitist” education system. n The State Board of Education has approved a new textbook for middleschool Virginia history courses, the first to be approved since the previous standard text was removed in 1973, after criticism that it suggested slaves had been happy, satisfied workers.

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