Subject: SHA endorsement of Joanne Tomasello
Mayor and City Council
Re: Endorsement of Joanne Tomasello for appointment to the Planning
Dear Mayor and City Council,
On September 23, 2003, City Council will vote to appoint a member of
the Planning Commission to fill a vacancy. At its September 16, 2003,
meeting, Seminary Hill Association, Inc. (SHA) evaluated each applicant
for the vacancy on the Alexandria Planning Commission. As explained below,
after careful review, SHA endorses Joanne Tomasello for the position
and urges you to support her application with your vote.
SHA recognizes the importance of the Planning Commission to our community
and quality of life. Any member of Planning Commission should have the
experience, temperament, and judgment to serve on the Planning Commission.
While there were several strong candidates for the position, SHA believes
Ms. Joanne Tomasello is the best qualified and most highly prepared of
the candidates. Ms. Tomasello has served our community for many years
on some very sensitive issues, is highly knowledgeable on the planning
challenges we face as a community, and has provided strong leadership
and keen insights in each instance. In addition, she will bring a fresh
perspective to the Planning Commission and we are confident that she
will serve our community well. For these reasons, SHA endorses Ms. Joanne
Tomasello as the appointee to the Planning Commission.
President, Seminary Hill Association, Inc