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Residents or students interested in a crash course on local government and city planning and management need look no further than the City of Gainesville itself. Gainesville 101: the 2017 Citizens' Academy is a seven-week program organized by the City of Gainesville Communications Office, and is designed to teach city residents about the inner workings of local government and city management.

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Posted by: Rawson, Laura
5/24/2016
Every year NeighborWorks America, a national non-profit organization, and local partners across the nation mobilize tens of thousands of volunteers to make a difference in the quality of life in local neighborhoods. NeighborWorks Week 2016 will be celebrated Saturday, June 4-Sunday, June 12. This year’s local service project is “Keep it Pleasant!,” a community service project dedicated to preserving and promoting the Pleasant Street Historic District, which takes place Friday, June 10 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

The Neighborhood Housing Development Corporation (NHDC), a local non-profit housing services provider, canvassed the area and identified five homes seeking painting and landscaping repairs. NHDC is partnering with the Gainesville Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) to supply paint and painting supplies through its Residential Paint Voucher Program. The number of projects they are able to complete depends on the number of volunteers they are able to secure. Completed projects will be showcased during a community celebration called “Pleasant in the Park,” held Saturday, June 11 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Pleasant Park, located at 508 NW Second Street in Gainesville.

The Planning & Development Services Department is assisting with planning for this event as an event sponsor. If you are interested in more information on the five homes and/or families, volunteer opportunities or have landscaping materials to donate, please contact Kayla Ellsworth at 352-380-9119.

Residents or students interested in a crash course on local government and city planning and management need look no further than the City of Gainesville itself. Gainesville 101: the 2016 Citizens' Academy is a seven-week program organized by the City of Gainesville Communications Office, and is designed to teach city residents about the inner workings of local government and city management.

The Historic Preservation Division is hosting a community workshop for the Pleasant Street neighborhood Saturday, Feb. 27 from 9-11 a.m. at Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church (630 NW Second St.). The workshop will bring awareness to various resources that are available to residents in the Pleasant Street community. For more information, please call 352-393-8687.
The Historic Preservation Division is hosting a community workshop for the Pleasant Street neighborhood Saturday, Jan. 23 from 9-11 a.m. at Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church (630 NW Second St.). The workshop will bring awareness to various resources that are available to residents in the Pleasant Street community. For more information, please call 352-393-8687.

The City Beautification Board, the City of Gainesville Planning and Development Services and Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Departments, together with the Four Seasons Garden Club and the Matheson History Museum invite the Gainesville community to celebrate Florida Arbor Day Thursday, Jan. 21 from 12-1:30 p.m. The Florida Arbor Day celebration will be held at the Matheson Museum, which is located at 513 E. University Ave.

Celebrate with us as the City of Gainesville celebrates its 32nd year as a Tree City USA. We will plant 64 trees to honor these 32 years. Music and a light lunch will be provided.

The "City Manager’s Biweekly Report to the City Commission" provides information about significant upcoming activities, projects, and meetings in the City of Gainesville over the course of the next two to three weeks. In addition to brief descriptions on each of the upcoming activities, you can click on hyperlinks for more information regarding the presented topic. The November 19-December 2 edition is now available.
Posted by: Rawson, Laura
11/5/2015

The City Beautification Board, together with the City of Gainesville Planning and Development Services and Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Departments, are hosting the annual 2015 Urban Forestry Workshop. The workshop is free and takes place on Wednesday, Dec. 2 from 3-6:30 p.m. at Ironwood Golf Course, which is located at 2100 NE 39th Ave. in Gainesville.

The "City Manager’s Biweekly Report to the City Commission" provides information about significant upcoming activities, projects, and meetings in the City of Gainesville over the course of the next two to three weeks. In addition to brief descriptions on each of the upcoming activities, you can click on hyperlinks for more information regarding the presented topic. The November 4-18 edition is now available.
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