Friday, November 21, 2014

2014 Holiday Schedule

If you've driven around Sanford this week, you've likely noticed the city is decked out in its holiday splendor at key intersections and throughout downtown.

With the holidays fast approaching, mark your calendars with these City of Sanford special dates:

Cancelled - Sanford City Council's Law & Finance meeting on Wednesday, November 26
Closed - Thursday, November 27 (Happy Thanksgiving!)
Closed - Friday, November 28

Sanford Christmas Parade - Monday, December 1 at 7pm (see street closures)
Sanford Tree Lighting - Friday, December 5 at 5pm
Cancelled - Law and Finance Committee meeting on Wednesday, December 10
Closed - Water Department on December 16 from 11:30am to 1:30pm
Closed - Wednesday, December 24
Closed - Thursday, December 25 (Merry Christmas!)
Closed - Friday, December 26
Cancelled - Law and Finance Committee meeting on Wednesday, December 31

Thursday, January 1 (Happy New Year!)

Should you need help from the City during these dates, contact the Sanford Police Department front desk at 919-775-8268. As always, use 911 for emergency situations.

We hope you have a safe and happy holiday season!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

First Citizens' Academy Graduates

Congratulations to the City of Sanford's first Sanford Citizens' Academy participants, who graduated during the November 18 meeting of the Sanford City Council.

Nine participants completed our inaugural session, which ran 8 weeks and included tours of the City's departments and facilities.

Participants, pictured below (l to r), were: Frank Lastowski, Brad Marin, Irene Smith, Jeanne Bethea, Leslie Oldham, Donese Pully, and Joann Thaxton. Not pictured are EJ Oberkirsch and Rodney Jones.

During the graduation, participants were recognized by Mayor Chet Mann and the Sanford City Council for their participation. They were presented with certificates of completion and a lapel pin in recognition of their new role as City of Sanford ambassadors.

Also included in the picture above are Mayor Chet Mann and Council member Rebecca Wyhof. Mann and Wyhof spearheaded the Sanford Citizens' Academy to help citizens better understand how the City of Sanford operates.

Here's a video that showcases highlights from the 8-week program:

For more information about the Sanford Citizens' Academy, contact Kelly Quinones Miller at 919-777-1133.