Archived News Release from 2007
For Immediate Release
PACT Helps to Build a Great Community Together!
Applications Now Available for Redwood City's "Partnership
Academy for Community Teamwork"
Redwood City, CA - January 30 , 2007 - The City of Redwood City announces that applications
are now available for the Spring, 2007 session of PACT (Partnership
Academy for Community Teamwork). The deadline to submit an
application is 5:00 pm, March 9th, 2007.
Applications are available
from the City Manager’s office, located in City Hall
at 1017 Middlefield Road, or by calling 650-780-7300. The
application is also available online .
Enrollment is limited to 40 participants. Middle school and high school students are encouraged to participate (waiver must be signed by parent or guardian).
This nine-week citizens’ 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 Spring, 2007 program
takes place each Wednesday from April 4th through May 30th 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
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 know about and
be involved in City government, and to bring a true partnership
to how we address community issues,” said Redwood City
Mayor Barbara Pierce. “We want a wide variety of people from
all across Redwood City involved in PACT. This is one key
way of building a great community together.”
Visit Redwood City’s website at www.redwoodcity.org
for information about the City and its services, the community,
recreation programs, education, and City government.
Public Communications Manager