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Archived News Release from 2009

For Immediate Release

Sign Up Now for Redwood City's "Partnership Academy for Community Teamwork" - PACT

Redwood City, CA - February 3 , 2009 - The City of Redwood City announces that registration is now available for the 2009 session of its renowned PACT ( Partnership Academy for Community Teamwork) program. The deadline to register is 5:00 pm, March 17th, 2009.

Registration forms are available from the City Manager’s office, located in City Hall at 1017 Middlefield Road, or by calling 650-780-7300. The form is also available online at www.redwoodcity.org/pact . Enrollment is limited to 40 participants. High school students are encouraged to participate (waiver must be signed by parent or guardian).

This nine-week community academy will provide participants with a hands-on overview of the management and governance of Redwood City, while helping to build relationships that will strengthen our entire community.

The 2008 program takes place each Wednesday evening from April 1 through May 27 and engages in dynamic and interesting activities illustrating how the City functions. The sessions cover subjects from Public Works to the Police Department, from the City Council to Finance, from the Fire Department to the Library, and more. This is a great opportunity for interested community members to get an insider’s view of where the City is going, become experts on how the City operates, and help to build a great community together.

The objectives of PACT are to involve and engage people in learning about and understanding the operation of City government, and to improve communication between the City and those that live and work here in order to strengthen and enhance the entire community. Participants will learn how decisions are made, how City funds are allocated, and how City departments operate with each other, and get an opportunity to sit down with City Council members for frank discussions of issues, projects, politics, and plans for shaping the future of our community.

It’s important for people to really get engaged with the City, to see how things operate and to bring true partnership to how we address community issues,” said Redwood City Mayor Rosanne Foust. “Graduates of PACT often express a renewed sense of pride in our community, and we want to offer this to a wide variety of people from all across Redwood City. This is really one key way of building a great community together.”

Visit Redwood City’s award-winning website at www.redwoodcity.org for information about the City and its services, the community, recreation programs, education, City government, and local business. Take a look at the variety of City webcams at www.redwoodcity.org/webcam , and subscribe to Redwood City’s electronic newsletter or other City documents at www.redwoodcity.org/egov .

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Contact:
Malcolm Smith
Public Communications Manager
(650) 780-7305

 
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