January 29, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FOR FURTHERINFORMATION CONTACT:
Jenny Haruyama, Assistant City Manager, 925-960-4040
CITY OF LIVERMORE ANNOUNCES NEW COMMUNITY ACADEMY – “KEY TO THE CITY”
Livermore, CA – The City of Livermore is pleased to announce its first community academy called “Key to the City”. This academy is a free, 11-week program which provides a unique and fun behind-the-scenes look at municipal operations and encourages participants to take a more active role in the community. Sessions will focus on a variety of City services, and explain the “how and why” of service delivery and decision making. Participants will also be able to apply their new knowledge through interactive, hands on activities and case study discussions. “Key to the City” is open to anyone who lives or works in Livermore.
The academy runs from Tuesday, March 10th to Tuesday, May 12th from 6-9 pm at various locations throughout the City. Session themes include “Unlocking the Mysteries of City Government,” “Money Matters,” “Law and Order,” “Some Like It Hot,” and “Voyage to the Bottom of the Street”. At the conclusion of the program, participants will receive a graduation certificate from the Mayor and be recognized at a subsequent Council meeting. “Key to the City” is structured similarly to the Livermore Police Department’s successful Citizen Academy. The new program provides greater awareness about the City, and encourages relationship building and conversations between the City and community members.
Deadline to apply is Tuesday, February 17, 2015 and space is limited. Applications are available online at www.cityoflivermore.net/k2City. For more information, call 925-960-4040.
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About the City of Livermore
Incorporated in 1876, the City of Livermore (www.cityoflivermore.net) is the easternmost city in the San Francisco Bay Area. With just over 83,000 residents, Livermore’s heritage is an eclectic blend of wine-making, cattle ranching and agriculture, cultural arts, and cutting edge technology. The city’s renowned reputation in science, technology and innovation is showcased at Sandia National Laboratories and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory which has been internationally recognized for its work in discovering Element 116 on the Periodic Table – Livermorium. The Livermore Premium Outlets on Interstate-580 and the city’s award-winning downtown provide a wide range of shopping, dining, and entertainment opportunities for residents and visitors alike.
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