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Posted by: Rawson, Laura
4/30/2015

City of Gainesville Commissioner At-large Lauren Poe will host another “Ride with the Commish” bicycle tour beginning at 9 a.m., Saturday, May 2. Cyclists will meet at the main entrance of City Hall, which is located at 200 E. University Ave. in downtown Gainesville. The riding tour route will include visits to the former Kennedy Homes site, Gainesville Technology Entrepreneurship Center (GTEC), the Sweetwater Sheetflow Park and Gainesville’s Power District. The public is invited to bring their bicycles and ride along to learn more about plans for all of the tour stops as Commissioner Poe shares the for the future of Gainesville.

Municipal Minutes is an electronic newsletter for the community. The monthly e-newsletter provides information about upcoming activities, projects and events in the City of Gainesville. For more information about this e-newsletter, please contact the Communications Office at 334-5017.

The Thomas Center Galleries announce the opening of two exhibitions - ROOM WITH A VIEW and ROOM FOR REFLECTION- Photographs by Jan Zamojski to be presented in the Historic Thomas Center’s Mezzanine Gallery and in the Mary F. Prosen Room from Friday, May 8 to Saturday, June 20. An opening reception for the exhibitions will take place Thursday, May 7 from 5:30-7 p.m.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
4/23/2015

Score more fun and fitness with Pop Warner Football or Cheerleading! The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs (PRCA) Department provides a great opportunity to be active and learn with Pop Warner sports We teach our youth that character counts! We teach fairness, caring, citizenship, respect, Responsibility and trustworthiness while focusing on academic achievement.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
4/22/2015

Gainesville Fire Rescue (GFR) will host its annual awards ceremony the evening of Thursday, April 23 at the Gainesville-Alachua County Senior Center, which is located at 5701 NW 34th Street. This year’s awards include four Medal of Valor recipients for performing a dangerous trench rescue, and a number of unit citations for GFR crews that completed rescues, resuscitations and other services.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
4/20/2015

Applications for the City of Gainesville Special Assessment for Fire Services Hardship Assistance Programs are still available. The city offers two hardship programs, one for low-income senior citizens age 65 and over, and another for low-income citizens. Applications for the Special Assessment for Fire Services Hardship Assistance Programs for the 2015-2016 fiscal year are due by May 1, 2015. New applications must be submitted each year that the program is available. Senior applicants that were previously approved will need to only fill out the renewal form.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
4/16/2015

The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department and the Evergreen Cemetery Association of Gainesville, Inc. will host the association’s annual meeting at Evergreen Cemetery Sunday, April 26 at 1 p.m. This meeting is free and open to the public.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
4/16/2015

Some of the support materials from Navigant Consulting's investigative review of GRU is available online. More material is expected in the future, and it will also be posted on the same Web page as soon as possible. Additionally, video from the special commission meeting where Navigant Consulting presented the results of their review is also available online at http://www.cityofgainesville.org/CityCommission/NavigantReviewofGRU.aspx.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
4/16/2015

City of Gainesville is seeking eligible non-profit organizations to receive grants in support of activities that serve a public purpose and improve the quality of life for Gainesville residents. The purpose of the Community Grant Program is to provide small grants (up to $3,000) to non-profit organizations that support the City of Gainesville’s goals to provide services to needy individuals and families.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
4/15/2015

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 April 16-May 6 edition is now available.

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