What is happening in Elk Grove this week, February 13, 2024

We Love Elk Grove
Elk Grove is pretty GR8. Our staff loves working with you and for you, our community. Happy Valentines Day! 

Celebrating Black History Month
Join us in recognizing and appreciating the contributions and achievements of Black Americans throughout our history in this annual celebration. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. Learn more
Curious about where your Measure E tax dollars are going and how they’re making a difference?Join the Measure E Citizens Oversight Committee this Tuesday, February 13 at 6 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers (8400 Laguna Palms Way) for a review of the numbers and results being generated by Measure E tax dollars aimed at enhancing Elk Grove’s quality of life.
The Measure E Citizens Oversight Committee, composed of dedicated residents appointed by the City Council, plays a crucial role in ensuring transparency and accountability in the allocation of funds that directly impact our city. Come voice your thoughts, ask questions, and be an active part of the process that shapes the future of Elk Grove. Learn more. 

What Makes Our City Run? Find Out at Elk Grove 101!
If you’ve considered becoming more involved in city government, this free class is for you! Elk Grove 101, an immersive new seven-session course is designed to engage, empower, and enlighten community members about their local government. The City of Elk Grove is offering this course for anyone 18 and older who lives or works in Elk Grove. Classes will meet weekly from April 2 to May 7. Most sessions are scheduled 6-8 p.m. at District56 with dinner and materials provided. Learn more.

Join the Diversity & Inclusion Commission
Elk Grove’s diversity is one of its most amazing characteristics. Our community reflects the entire range of human differences including, but not limited to race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender spectrums, socio-economic status/history, national origin, veterans title, age, and other identities. Members of the Diversity and Inclusion Commission assist the City through education and outreach, advocacy, and engaging the community as ambassadors. Commissioners provide the City Council with feedback and recommendations for creating a more equitable, accessible, safe, welcoming and inclusive government and community.
Recruitment is now open for one seat on the Diversity and Inclusion Commission. This is a non-paid, volunteer position for Elk Grove residents appointed by the Mayor with the consensus of the City Council. Applicants must be able to commit to attending monthly meetings on the third Tuesday of each month and participate in at least 70% of all Commission-hosted activities throughout the year. Learn more about this opportunity and how to apply.

Honoring Elk Grove’s Stars of Service
Do you know a volunteer who goes above and beyond to improve the quality of life in our beautiful city? Recognize them by sending in a nomination for the City of Elk Grove Stars of Service award.  The City Council is now accepting nominations in the following categories:Residents, Neighborhood and Community GroupsSocial and Community ServiceArts, Culture and HeritageSports and RecreationService Organization/GroupsYoung Volunteer of the Year
Learn more about the awards and nominate someone today at elkgrovecity.org/starsofservice

America’s Best Butcher?
Elk Grove’s Oscar Soto has made the cut and is advancing as a Top 5 finalist in the National Meat Cutting Challenge presented by Texas Roadhouse on March 5 in Independence, Missouri. Oscar is already recognized as one of the top 25 meat cutters in the nation. A win in Missouri could earn him bragging rights and a $25,000 grand prize. Congratulations and best of luck in the finals, Oscar. Your hometown is rooting for you! View the story on ABC10.com.

Youth Commission Event Supports Teen Mental Health
If there is a teen in your home, please share this information. The Path to Positivity, hosted by the Elk Grove Youth Commission, aims to destigmatize and raise awareness about the critical issue of mental health in the teen population. This free event is scheduled on Saturday, February 24 from Noon to 4 p.m. at the Wackford Complex (9014 Bruceville Road). The event will provide resources from city-wide organizations, guest speakers, opportunities to make new friends, physical activities and food, music, and games. Teens can even earn volunteer hours! RSVP for the event.

City Calendar

02/12 Trails Committee Special Meeting (5:30 p.m.)

02/12 Historic Preservation Committee Meeting (7 p.m.)

02/13 Measure E Citizens’ Oversight Committee Meeting (6 p.m.)

02/14 City Council Meeting (6 p.m.)

02/15 Planning Commission Meeting (6 p.m.)

02/19 City Hall Closed for Presidents Day Holiday

02/20 Diversity & Inclusion Commission Meeting (6 p.m.)

02/21 Disability Advisory Committee Meeting (6:00 p.m.)

02/22 Arts Commission Meeting (6:30 p.m.)

02/24 Path to Positivity Youth Wellness Event (Noon)

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