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Komoroske to Step Down from Planning Commission

John Komoroske has served on the influential commission for more than 23 years.

John Komoroske. (Patch file photo)
John Komoroske. (Patch file photo)

John Komoroske is resigning from Alexandria’s influential Planning Commission.

The longtime commissioner plans to move his primary residence from Alexandria to a home he has kept in Florida when he retires from his job at the end of January. The move will eliminate his eligibility to serve on Planning Commission, where he acts as chairman.

His resignation is effective Feb. 7, allowing him to continue on through a meeting schedule for Feb. 4.

“It has been my great pleasure to serve on the Planning Commission for more than 23 years, and on other City boards, commissions and task forces as well,” Komoroske wrote in a message Tuesday to his fellow commissioners and city officials. “I have little doubt I will miss working with all of our excellent elected representatives, staff, and citizens as we tried to make Alexandria an even better place.”

Komoroske has lived in Alexandria since 1955 and is a graduate of T.C. Williams High School.

The Planning Commission makes important recommendations to council on special use permits, requests for vacations or encroachments of public right-of-ways, rezonings (most notably and recently on the city’s waterfront) and master plan amendments. It also has the authority to approve or deny requests for subdivisions or development site plans.

Commission members also represent the Planning Commission on other city boards; Komoroske is also a member of the city’s Transportation Commission.

Gayle R. January 08, 2014 at 09:53 AM
Wow, can't believe it has been 23 years. Alexandria has been very lucky to have such a thoughtful & caring individual as Mr. Komoroske helping to determine the direction of our wonderful City. Thank you for the 1,000's of hours you dedicated to serving on the Planning Commission and for making our City a better place. You will be missed.

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