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For Immediate Release

Redwood City PACT is Back! Register for "Partnership Academy for Community Teamwork"

Redwood City, CA - July 11, 2012 - The City of Redwood City announces that after a one-year hiatus, registration is now available for the 2012 session of its renowned PACT (Partnership Academy for Community Teamwork) program. The deadline to register is 5:00 pm, August 31, 2012..

All the details and quick registration is available online at www.redwoodcity.org/pact. Registration forms are also available in the City Manager’s office in City Hall, 1017 Middlefield Road, or by requesting one by calling 650-780-7300.  Enrollment is limited to 40 participants. Middle school and high school students are encouraged to participate (waiver must be signed by parent or guardian).

The 2012 program takes place each Wednesday evening from September 12 through October 17 from 6 – 9 pm, including dinner, and engages in dynamic and interesting activities illustrating how the City functions.

This once-a-week, six-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 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 Alicia Aguirre. “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 a great 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, and local business. Subscribe to Redwood City’s newsletters and 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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