NOTICe Board of Directors

The NOTICe board holds quarterly membership meetings and monthly business meetings.  Monthly board minutes are posted at the bottom of this page as they become available. 

The following are the current members of NOTICe's board.


2019 Scheduled Quarterly Membership Meetings

March 15 (20th Birthday Party and Winter Bash)

May 16 ("Enhancing Our Potomac Waterfront")




Mary Harris, President

Mary Harris lives in Marina Towers.  She has been a resident of North Old Town since 1994 and a member of NOTICe since 1999.  She has served on its Board of Directors and as Treasurer.

Mary also was Treasurer and Board member of the Marina Towers Condominium Association and appointed by the City of Alexandria to the Mirant Community Monitoring Group (now known as the NRG or power plant site) to provide an information loop between the City, company and residents on clean-up of the plant site.

Recently retired from Winrock International, Mary had a long career in the field of sustainable development. She is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the National Wildlife Federation Action Fund and the DC-based Immigration FilmFest.  She has a Masters degree in business and finance from the University of Pennsylvania.

Mary is passionate about preserving the history, environment and community of North Old Town as it develops.




Agnès Artemel, Vice President

Agnès Artemel has lived in Old Town North for more than 20 years (at the Rivergate townhouses) and in Alexandria neighborhoods for a total of more than 40 years. Her work focuses on urban planning, real estate, and economic development. She heads Artemel & Associates, Inc., an economic analysis consulting firm, where she does market studies for proposed new museums and for residential, office, hotel, and retail projects. She also provides consulting services to local governments and non-profits seeking to revitalize older commercial districts – most recently along Route 1 south of Alexandria and in Baileys Crossroads and Seven Corners. As an Alexandria resident she has been appointed by City Council to a number of Boards and Commissions and has been active with local civic groups. A past president of the Old Town North Community Partnership, she was instrumental in forging a partnership with the City to improve Montgomery Park with a gazebo, pathways, and a redesigned dog park.

Ms. Artemel has a Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the George Washington University. She also holds a number of appointed positions in Northern Virginia, including the Alexandria Board of Zoning Appeals and the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority’s Technical Advisory Committee; previously she served on the Alexandria Industrial Development Authority and the Alexandria Economic Development Partnership Board of Directors. She is currently Vice-President of the Eisenhower Partnership. She is a member of Lambda Alpha, the honorary land economics society.




Mike Kenny, Treasurer

Mike Kenny has lived in Alexandria for eleven years.  He rented for three years and then bought and renovated an apartment.  He is a past President of the Board at Alexandria House, and has participated in the building's various committees including its Finance, Management and Building Committees.

Before retiring in 2008, Mike worked at IBM in the company's services division in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut.  He was involved with maintaining large computer systems, planning new products, establishing remote help desk support centers, and managing outsourced account operations.  Mike brings a great deal of varied business experience to his duties at NOTICe.

Mike and his wife Louise are thankful to be living in such a wonderful community as North Old Town and are happy to devote their time and energy to supporting NOTICe.




Anne White-Olson, Secretary

Anne White-Olson moved to Old Town Alexandria when she and her husband decided to downsize and relocate to a vibrant and walkable community. Anne has retired from the Federal government after 23 years as a librarian at the National Institutes of Health, with over 40 years of service in academia, the private sector and the Federal government. Since her retirement, Anne has volunteered at the U.S. Holocaust museum and as a reading tutor for first graders in Alexandria City Public Schools. She is a book club member in the Watergate Condo Association and a member of the Encore Creativity Rock 'n Roll group for 55 year olds and over. She is the mother of two grown sons. You may see her walking around town with her Labradoodle, Frank, and her grand-dog, Winston the Welsh Terrier.



Penny Laporte, Member at Large and Newsletter Editor

Three years ago, Penny Laporte and her husband, Pierre, moved from Pelham, New York, to Northern Virginia to be closer to their daughter and son-in-law.  They currently reside at Watergate of Alexandria.

Penny brought with her many years experience as a teacher, publisher, writer, and editor of academic textbooks.  She has served as Director of Development for Pearson Education, Publishing Manager at Cambridge University Press, and freelance consultant, editor, writer, and project manager at Oxford University Press, among others.  She currently has her own publishing services company specializing in textbooks for teachers and students of English as a second language.

Penny received a B.A. in political science from the University of California, Berkeley, an M.A. in African Area Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a second M.A. certificate in TESL from UCLA.  She has taught in France at the University of Bordeaux, in California at UCLA, and in New York at Columbia University.

Penny joined the NOTICe Board in 2017 as a way to get involved in the community and help others become aware of the developments in Old Town North.  She is especially interested in the expansion of Old Town North into a center for the arts.  In her free time, Penny is a member of a book club at Watergate of Alexandria, has participated in Encore Rocks (a 55 and older choral group), helped form a Social Committee at her condo, and co-administers the condo’s Facebook page.



Eleanor Quigley, Member at Large

Eleanor Quigley has lived at Alexandria House since 2016.  Her community work began 30 years ago in Fairfax County where she was President of her civic association and active with tree preservation and land use cases.  She currently serves as co-chair of the Alexandria House Garden Club that works to cultivate native plants in the building’s public park and recently was appointed to the city’s Beautification Commission.  She is a leader/founder of the Trash Action Work Force, collaborating with other northern Virginians to curtail single-use plastic that damages the Potomac River and area streams.

The U.S. Department of State was her main client as she led workshops and taught multi-national groups as a certified career coach.  She was Program Manager for executive development at Federal Aviation Administration and for management training at the Internal Revenue Service.  She has masters degrees from The George Washington University (Public Administration) and Virginia Commonwealth University (Social Work).

Appointed Tree Commissioner for Fairfax County’s Mount Vernon District in 2000, Eleanor co-chaired a team that created a 20-year strategic plan to “green” Fairfax.  She is a certified Tree Steward and a Weed Warrior for the National Park Service and chaired a task force that saved an 18-acre mature oak forest from clear-cutting.



Board Minutes

Board minutes are provided in Portable Document Format as they become available and the corresponding links are activated.  If you need a PDF reader, you may click here to download a free copy from Adobe.  PDF readers are also readily available from other vendors and are often included with Internet browsers.



2019 Board Minutes

January 14, 2019
February 14, 2019
April 1, 2019

2018 Board Minutes

December 13, 2018
November 12, 2018
October 9, 2018
September 9, 2018
July 9, 2018
June 15, 2018
April 9, 2018
March 12, 2018
February 12, 2018
January 9, 2018


2017 Board Minutes

December 11, 2017
November 14, 2017
October 8, 2017
September 11, 2017
August 14, 2017
June 12, 2017
May 8, 2017
April 10, 2017
March 10, 2017
February 13, 2017
January 16, 2017


2016 Board Minutes

December 12, 2016
November 14, 2016
October 12, 2016
September 12, 2016
August 8, 2016
June 13, 2016
May 9, 2016
April 11, 2016
March 14, 2016
February 8, 2016
January 18, 2016


2015 Board Minutes

December 14, 2015
November 10, 2015
October 22, 2015
September 14, 2015



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