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Engin Artemel, left, is shown at a celebration of his 80th birthday in 2018. With him is former Mayor Bill Euille.

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Engin Artemel Dies at 81

Former Alexandria Director of Planning spearheaded waterfront development.

The story is one of family legend. When Engin Artemel first arrived in the United States from Istanbul, Turkey, he had $20 in his pocket and virtually no English in his vocabulary.

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