Established through City Council Resolution No. 2850, the Stakeholder Advisory Group (SAG) was formed to monitor the implementation of RiverRenew. This group was comprised of a diverse group of citizens representing Alexandria neighborhoods, businesses, environmental groups, and other stakeholders.
Between February 2019 and December 2019 the SAG met six times, covering a range of topics including Community Impact Mitigation, Rate Adjustments, the Environmental Assessment, Tunnel System Procurement Process, and Community Givebacks. The SAG advised on outreach opportunities, helped shape Program messaging, and gave insight on community perception of RiverRenew. Additionally, SAG members were crucial in the development of the Program's Climate Change Flyer.
A new SAG will be formed as we approach 2021 to monitor construction activity associated with the Tunnel System. Check back here for updates and learn how to apply to be a RiverRenew ambassador for the next SAG.
|Area||SAG Member||Community Group/Neighborhood Represented|
|Outfall 001||Erik Olson||North Old Town Independent Citizens’ Association|
|William Hillner||Representative from Tobacco Quay, Waterfront Residences or Rivergate|
|Outfall 002||Yvonne Callahan||Old Town Civic Association|
|Catherine Mackenzie||Representative from South Old Town|
|Outfalls 003/4||Andrew Duncan||Eisenhower Partnership|
|Kathy Dismukes||Representative from Carlyle community or Duke Street corridor|
|Daniel Bradfield||At-large representatives with interest in RiverRenew|
|City-Wide Organizations||Craig Barry||Environmental Policy Commission|
|Mary Ann Burstein||Alexandria business group|
|Liz Birnbaum||Park and Recreation Commission|
|At-Large>||Ron LaFond||Representatives with engineering, environmental, financial or related experience|
Pictured in the header image, from left to right:
Top row: Justin Carl (RiverRenew Program Advisor), Caitlin Feehan (RiverRenew Program Manager), Catherine Mackenzie, Liz Birnbaum, Ron LaFond, Daniel Bradfield, Sheeva Noshirvan (RiverRenew Communications and Outreach Specialist)
Bottom row: Kathy Dismukes, William Hillner, Karen Halbrecht, Erik Olson, Craig Barry, Ivy Whitlach