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June, 2000 - Volume 84, No. 10

June Meeting:

Issues in Arlington�s Criminal Justice
System, Election of Officers and More!

    7:30 pm, Tuesday, June 6th
    John T. Hazel Conference Center
    Arlington Hospital
    1701 N. George Mason Drive

This month we begin with election of officers for 2000-2001. We will have a brief visit from Charlotte Cleary to make us all aware of some problems she expects for November voters, followed by an introduction to the new look in the County�s code enforcement program by Angelia Alford, the energetic new head of Code Enforcement.

Our main program will focus on issues in Arlington�s criminal justice system. We will be visited by Juvenile Court Judge Thomas J. Kelley, and by District Court Judge George D. Varoutsos, along with Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney Theo Stamos. Each will make a short presentation followed by questions from delegates. This is our last meeting of the season, and it promises to be interesting.

Banquet is Great Success
Swart Wins Journal Cup

Thanks to an efficient Banquet Committee chaired by Dan Krasnegor, and an interesting speaker in Alan Ehrenhalt, the Federation�s annual awards banquet was very enjoyable this year. The Hilton cuisine was a cut above the usual. Attendees included County Board members Favola, Ferguson, Fissette, Monroe and Zimmerman, Del. Bob Brink, School Board members Garvey, Foster and Hynes, and the Journal�s Jason Fordney.

The Journal Cup was awarded to outgoing President Randy Swart. Certificates of Appreciation were awarded to Bill Thomas and Paul Gruber for their work with Arlington�s parks, and to Ann Rudd for the Federation�s Fair booth, chairing last year�s banquet and her work with Arlingtonians Administering to Emergency Needs. Dan Krasnegor won a Certificate for organizing this year�s banquet, handling our incorporation and his Red Cross work. Patrick Smaldore was cited for work on Environmental Affairs and for launching our effort to televise our meetings. Bill Munson won a Certificate for his long service and making the awards for our other winners!

New Logos for Your Vote

The Executive Committee has reviewed a number of logos submitted by our Logo Task Force, consisting of Jim Pebley. Here are the two the Committee selected as potential win-ners. At the June meeting we will vote for one of them, or alternately to keep the old logo consisting of intermixed ACCF letters.

Logo One is based on the Arlington County seal. The sections suggesting the roof and columns of Arlington House are in blue.

Logo Two is a conventional block style. The large ACCF letters are in blue. And below is our old logo, with intermixed characters.

Neighborhood Day Celebrates Federation�s Roots

Neighborhood Day on May 13th was bigger and better than ever. This annual event, co-Sponsored by the Federation, The County Council of PTA�s, The Neighborhood Con-servation Advisory Committee and the county Staff, featured more than 20 events organized by Federation members in the morning, including the Arlington Gay and Lesbian Alliance, Arlington Heights, Arlington Ridge, Barcroft, Bluemont, Boulevard Manor, Cherrydale, Claremont, Columbia Forest, Columbia Heights West, Donaldson Run, Douglas Park, Highview Park, Lyon Park, Lyon Village, Maywood, Waverly Hills, Westover Village and Yorktown.

The afternoon parade had twice as many par-ticipants this year - over 60. That included six Federation members: Radnor Fort Myer Heights, Arlington Heights, Arlington Dogs, Arlington Gay and Lesbian Alliance, Claremont and Columbia Forest.

Coming Up:
    Arlington County Fair
    August 17 through 20

You can help staff the Federation�s booth. If you think you might be inter- ested, just call Randy Swart or email him and we will check with you in August when we schedule the booth to see if you can help.

Editorial: Many Thanks to Our Movers and Shakers!

As I finish my term as President I would like to say thanks to the people who have made this a busy and productive two years.

David Foster and Bill Nolden gave me good advice and counsel at the outset, helping to define where we needed to go. From my first meeting, Jean Mostrom provided sure-footed parliamentary guidance at the critical points where Robert�s Rules is only part of what you have to worry about. Nancy Graham somehow brought together a diverse range of participants in the Legislation Committee. Bob Atkins did the same with Revenues and Expenditures, distilling mainstream budget solutions from the strong views of individual committee members. Bob pitches in regularly and reliably on a wide variety of tasks. Roger Meyer and Terri Prell form a strong team to chair our Schools Committee, handling issues from budget to curriculum. Herschel Kanter organized a program to make sense of the Arts funding proposals. Bob Nester and Eric Buehlmann kept our parks committee in motion, including award winning members Paul Gruber and Bill Thomas. Bill Gearhart is the Federation rep on the Parking Task Force, as he has been on so many other committees and groups. Stan Schachne organized an informative program on water resources and covers public services issues. Patrick Smaldore took on the Environmental Affairs Committee with energy and dedication, and launched our effort to get our programs televised on Channel 33. Ann Rudd found a design for our fair booth, and played Betsy Ross to produce a backdrop. Adrienne Pilot took on the Transportation Committee chair at an active time to move us forward on Traffic Calming and I-66 issues. Elaine Squeri serves as our rep on the Neighborhood Traffic Calming Committee. Reid Goldstein analyzed some difficult housing issues for us. Darnell Carpenter provided sound advice on the Executive Committee from his unique perspective as a native Arlingtonian and a small businessman. Jacqueline Mow stepped up to fill David Foster�s big shoes as our Community Relations chair. Dan Krasnegor and Tommye Morton organized the best banquet since Ann Rudd�s banquet last year.

But the most helpful work that you did not see behind the scenes was done by our officers. Frances Finta has never stinted with her incredible institutional memory and her con-stant willingness to pitch in at every turn to make sure things get done right. Tim Wise has produced flawless minutes and all of our agendas, faithfully recording both our meetings and our Executive Committee actions. And I saved the best for last: Jim Pebley has been an invaluable right hand man as VP, always there to help get the work done and so dependable that I never had to check up on him. Working with Jim has been a pleasure.

In fact, working with the entire cast of Fed-eration characters has been a very satisfying experience. We have had some notable suc-cesses in providing a civic voice that is pre-dictably grounded in neighborhood and grass roots civic organization perspective. We will continue to do that on Commissions and Committees as well as in our regular meetings. I look forward to working with all of you over the coming years from my customary place in the back row!

        Randy Swart

Committee Chairs


      Jean Mostrom, Chair 703-532-0452
      Scott McGeary, Vice Chair 703-968-7352

    Community Relations

      Jacqueline Mow 703-528-1112

    Cultural Affairs

      Herschel Kanter 703-536-6286 hkanter@juno.com

    Environmental Affairs

      Patrick Smaldore 703-528-3935 patricksmaldore@rocketmail.com


      Reid Goldstein 703-271-0431 reidcaro@his.com


      Nancy Graham 703-243-4650 nagraham@msn.com


      Frances Finta 703-528-2882

    Parks & Recreation


    Planning & Zoning

      William Gearhart 703-522-2276

    Public Services

      Stan Schachne 703-522-1358 schachne@aol.com

    Revenues and Expenditures

      Robert Atkins 703-527-8859 (voice or fax)

    Schools (Co-Chairs)

      Roger Meyer 703-671-3655 rdmeyer@aol.com
      Terri Prell 703-820-3782 prellth@webtv.net

    Special Events

      Dan Krasnegor 703-534-4024
      Tommye Morton 703-522-1506 TRMort@aol.com


      Adrienne Pilot 703-351-9464

ACCF Officers

    President Randy Swart 703-521-2080 randy@BSCL.org

    Vice President Jim Pebley 703-525-0766 jimpebley@worldnet.att.net

    Treasurer Frances Finta 703-528-2882

    Secretary Tim Wise 703-243-8345 timwise@dgsys.co,

Executive Committee

    Chairman Jim Pebley 703-525-0766 jimpebley@worldnet.att.net

    Member Robert Atkins 703-527-8859

    Member Darnell Carpenter 703-243-5188 cyjacks@attglobal.net

    Member Dan Krasnegor 703-534-4024

    Member Patrick Smaldore 703-528-3935 (email above)

    Member Ann Rudd 703-536-8270

Newsletter Editorial Committee

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