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Engin Artemel, right, celebrates with Office of Historic Alexandria Director Gretchen Bulova during the 2018 Friendship Firehouse Festival.

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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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