Carter Join United Way
Lisle C. Carter Jr. has joined the staff of United Way of America as general counsel. He will advise and represent the national service center on legal matters. United Way of America funds more than 37,000 human service agencies and programs across the nation.
Carter, who most recently was a partner in a Washington law firm, was the first president of the University of the District of Columbia, serving from 1977 to 1982.
Joseph S. Bennett has been named the City of Alexandria's new human rights adminstrator. He will work with the city's Human Rights Commission and will investigate and attempt to resolve discrimination complaints brought under the city's Human Rights Ordinance, which assures all persons the "opportunity to obtain housing, public acccommodations, employment, health and human services, credit, education and city contracts without regard to race, color, sex, religion, ancestry, national origin, marital status, age or handicap."
Bennett is a former regional director of the U.S. Equal employment Opportunity Commission. He also has served as the deputy administrator for management in the U.S. Food and Nutrition Service.
Electoral Board Appointment
Mary Trippe LaMois has been appointed to a three-year term on the Alexandria Electoral Board by Alexandria Circuit Court Judge Donald Kent. The three-member board is responsible for voter registration and elections in the City of Alexandria, and appoints the registrar of voters. LaMois is director of the Alexandria Volunteer Bureau and is a member of the Virginia Council on the Status of Women. She has served on the Virginia Democratic Central Commisttee.
Gavel Award Presented
Jeff Petty, a junior at Alexandria's St. Stephen's School, was one of 20 students selected from approximately 400 high school students in the eastern United States to win a gavel award at the Princeton University Model Congress, sponsored by Princeton faculty members and students. The award recognizes exceptionally influential committee members in the Model Congress, where students draft legislation, debate and practice public speaking and the art of compromise. Petty, who was a member of the Foreign relations Committee, introduced a bill to ensure the safety of U.S. citiaens abroad and was judged "exceptional" in convincing committee members of the value of the bill and in his political acumen in getting the resolution passed in both houses of the Model Congress.
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