Hampton Roads Transit's (HRT) Christine Alvarez is leaving to take a job in transportation advertising management in Charlotte. Since HRT's User Citizen Advisory Committee (UCAC) was revived in December, 2005, Christine had been HRT's Staff person to the UCAC. During that time she missed only one UCAC meeting, when her sister flew into town.
Tonight her fellow HRT Staffers are having a farewell dinner for her at Guadalajara Mexican restaurant. As I overheard said in the Norfolk office this afternoon, if we're late to work tomorrow, you'll know why.
Earlier this week I started planning for the annual Avenging Archangel Awards, which will be given each August 27. One will be the Christine Alvarez Award, going to the person who has done the most for the working poor in the region during the previous year.