City of Sanford to Participate in Florida City Government Week: October 18-24, 2015

For Immediate Release, October 15, 2015
For Further Information Contact: Lisa Holder, Communications Officer
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City of Sanford to Participate in Florida City Government Week:
October 18-24, 2015

The City of Sanford will be participating in Florida City Government Week October 18-24, 2015.   Florida City Government Week is part of an ongoing effort sponsored by the Florida League of Cities to raise public awareness about the services that cities perform and to educate the public on how City government works.

Cities are encouraged to involve their local schools, businesses, media and civic clubs in their Florida City Government Week activities. The theme of this year’s Florida City Government Week is “My City: I'm Part of It, I'm Proud of It”. Because City government is the government closest to the people and the one with the most direct daily impact upon the entire community, City officials feel they have a responsibility to pass along their understanding of public services and their benefits.

Activities planned during Florida City Government week include:

Tuesday, October 20th 5:30pm-6:30pm

"Walk and Learn" with Mayor Jeff Triplett and City Manager, Norton Bonaparte. The public is invited to meet at Veterans Memorial Park, 110 E. Seminole Blvd. (comfortable walking shoes are suggested). Hear from Mayor Jeff Triplett and City Manager Norton Bonaparte on a brief overview of local government, how City Parks are an important public service and how public parks help to increase the health and wellness of our community.  Prior to the walk, there will be time for questions and then we'll all depart on a leisurely walk toward RiverWalk Phase II and back to Veterans Memorial Park. If you feel like walking faster, by all means, please do. The total distance back and forth is 2 miles. The Mayor's Youth Council will also be participating in this event. For more information on all the City’s 29 Parks visit Park Map.

Wednesday, October 21

Hope Duncan, Environmental Coordinator, City of Sanford will speak about “Fat Free” Sewers to the business community of the Greater Sanford Regional Chamber of Commerce’s at their Business Connections event, as grease is the number two problem in the nation for sanitary sewer overflows, which over time, could lead to costly infrastructure situations.

Friday, October 23

Mayor Triplett and the Mayor’s Youth Council will be introduced and the City of Sanford will be recognized prior to the halftime show at Sanford’s Seminole High School home football game which begins at 7pm.