Saturday, June 30, 2018

eNews for the City of Frederick, MD, July 2018: First Saturday, SummerFest Family Theater, Summer Concert Series, 4th of July Celebration, iSpires Upgrade, Golden Mile

Here is the City of Frederick, MD's, eNewsletter for July 2018.   It has been reposted here by permission. If you have any questions or suggestions, direct them to Patti Mullens, the city's Public Information Coordinator, and author of the newsletter:  pmullins@cityoffrederick.com. The topics for this month's newsletter are shown below and the articles follow.

Contents


  1. Celebrate Frederick! - Summer Schedule Features Musical, Theatrical Entertainment
  2. Weinberg Center - Historic Musical, Performances on Schedule 1776 The Musical 
  3. Downtown Frederick Partnership - First Saturday Showcases City
  4. Mayor's Office - July 9, Public Briefing; July 10, Town Hall: Flood Relief, Recovery 
  5. Information Technology - ISpires App Upgrade Broadens Citizen Engagement Opportunities 
  6. Economic Development - Golden Mile Receives Sought-After Enterprise Zone Designation
  7. DPW - Engineering - Road Closures Now Posted on Statewide Map
  8. Department of Public Works - Sanitation Workers' Contribution Celebrated
  9. Parks and Recreation - Independence Day, July 4, Noon - Dusk 

 
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In This Issue
Celebrate Frederick: Theater, Music
Weinberg Center for the Arts
Downtown Frederick Partnership -- First Saturday Fun
Mayor's Office: News Briefings, Town Hall
Information Technology News
Economic Development News
Department of Public Works - Traffic Engineering
DPW - Platinum Award
DPW - Sanitation Work Celebrated
Parks and Recreation: Fun for Family
Frederick Police Department
Job Opportunities
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Downtown Frederick Partnership 
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    July 2018
Celebrate Frederick!
Summer Schedule Features Musical, Theatrical Entertainment
           Fun at Summerfest Theatre
Free live entertainment for the family comes to the stage every week in Celebrate's 2018 Summerfest Family Theatre, Sunday concerts and July 4 spectacular.  

Summerfest Family Theatre
Thursday Mornings, 10 am, June/July/August
Baker Park Band Shell
Enjoy free children's entertainment featuring local, regional and national performers showcasing the best in tot rock!
(No performance July 5)
 
Summer Concert Series
Sunday Evenings, 7 pm, June/July/August
Baker Park Band Shell
From jazz and reggae groups to outstanding tribute artists, the free concert series has something for everyone!
 
Frederick's 4th - An Independence Day Celebration
Noon to dusk, Wednesday, July 4
Baker Park
Join us for the largest Independence Day celebration in Frederick County! Enjoy non-stop children's activities, a volleyball tournament, and fabulous local food and beers. Two stages of live entertainment will keep the park rocking throughout the day into a spectacular fireworks display which will fill the skies above Baker Park at dusk.

Weinberg Center
Historic Musical, Performances on Schedule
JUNE 29, 30 at 8 PM
JULY 1 at 2 PM
Landless Theatre Company
Featuring a cast of professional actors and special guest cameo appearances by Mayor O'Connor and other local civic leaders! 

For all the upcoming shows and details, visit the website:
Downtown Frederick Partnership
First Saturday Showcases City
July 7: First Saturday!, celebrates the City's vibrant visual and performing arts scene.  Downtown, the first Saturday of every month means all-day activities, late-night shopping and dining, live music. First Saturdays are a great time to discover something new about Downtown Frederick.
Alive @ 5! 
Every Thursday, May-September: Enjoy happy hour + live music on Carroll Creek in downtown Frederick. Visit the downttownfrederick.org website for more information.
Mayor's Office
July 9, Public Briefing; July 10, Town Hall: Flood Relief, Recovery 
Mayor Michael O'Connor  
10 a.m., July 9
City Hall Boardroom

Mayor Michael O'Connor has scheduled his next public information and media briefing to provide updates on projects and major strategic initiatives, including the completed audio visual control room renovation.
The briefing will be broadcast live on City cable channel 99 and streamed via Granicus at www.cityoffrederick.com. The public is invited to attend.
Town Hall: Flooding Recovery Report
7 p.m., July 10
City Hall Boardroom
 
During the town hall, the mayor and emergency management personnel will discuss damage to public property from May flooding, recovery assistance for private property owners and strategic planning.
The meeting will be broadcast live on City cable channel 99 and streamed via Granicus at www.cityoffrederick.com. The public is invited to attend.

City's Youth Advisory Council Open to 14-18-Year-Olds
Deadline to apply: July 31
Frederick youth are invited to serve on the new Youth Advisory Council that the Board of Aldermen voted unanimously to create earlier this year. The council will consist of 18 total members, 13 voting and five non-voting.  
Youth may apply to serve on the council online (www.cityoffrederick.com/yac), and/or by sending letters of interest to Bob Smith, deputy director of Parks and Recreation, at 121 N. Bentz St., Frederick, MD 21701. The Mayor and Board hope to select the first council by September.  
Information Technology
ISpires App Upgrade Broadens Citizen Engagement Opportunities 
iSpires App 
App Upgrade Expands Notification Options 
The Information Technology (IT) Department has completely redesigned the free iSpires app, now enabling "push notifications" from the City. 
Use the app to:
communicate with officials
Now, the City will also be able to send important messages through the app.
Get the free app from the Apple App Store, search iSpires; or download it here.
The android release will come in the next month.
"This latest version of the iSpires app continues to have all the features citizens routinely use to interact with the City," said Mayor Michael O'Connor. "Adding a way to communicate with residents through the app increases opportunities for citizen engagement." 
Economic Development
Golden Mile Receives Sought-After Enterprise Zone Designation

The Maryland Department of Commerce announced the designation of a new enterprise zone along the Route 40 corridor known as the "Golden Mile." The Maryland Enterprise Zone Program is an economic development program established by the Maryland General Assembly that offers real property and state income tax credits in return for job creation and capital investments in targeted areas.
DPW - Engineering
Road Closures Now Posted on Statewide Map

To keep citizens informed about existing and planned road closures, The City of Frederick is now posting those details on the Maryland Department of Transportation road closure map, which gives users a bigger picture of road closures in general. 
Department of Public Works - Sustainability
Platinum HEAL Award for Healthy Planning





























For healthy living initiatives, The City of Frederick was promoted to a platinum level HEAL leader during the Maryland Municipal League Summer Conference.
Department of Public Works
Sanitation Workers' Contribution Celebrated

The City of Frederick proclaimed Sanitation Worker Week June 18-22
Parks and Recreation
Independence Day, July 4, Noon - Dusk  

Frederick's 4th - An Independence Day Celebration
Noon to dusk, Wednesday, July 4
Baker Park hosts the largest Independence Day celebration in Frederick County: Non-stop children's activities, a volleyball tournament, and fabulous local food and beers. Two stages of live entertainment will keep the park rocking throughout the day into a spectacular fireworks display which will fill the skies above Baker Park at dusk.

Key City Food, Farm Market
Fridays through Oct. 26, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
The Food and Farm Market will feature food trucks and locally sourced goods at the William Talley Recreation Center area of Baker Park, every Friday between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.; food trucks until 2 p.m.

For additional program information, call 301-600-1492.
 Frederick Police Department
Help Reduce Theft; Get Engaged in Your Neighborhood
 
Coffee With a Cop
Frederick Police partnered with The Frederick Center to host Coffee with a Cop on June 25 (above) at Dublin Roasters.  


Get to Know Your NAC: Neighborhood Advisory Council
The Neighborhood Advisory Council Initiative, also known as NAC, is a forum for residents to become involved in identifying and recommending changes to improve their neighborhoods.  Each NAC meets to discuss issues, concerns and neighborhood projects.

The goal is for everyone to work together to understand the impact that quality of life issues present, and to be creative in addressing them. Attend and invite your neighbors & friends:
Find your NAC on the websitehttp://www.cityoffrederick.com/.
 
July Schedule
               July 10 @ 7 p.m., NAC 7, Staley Park
               July 11 @ 7 p.m., NAC 7, Hillcrest Commons, 1150 Orchard Terrace
               July 16 @ 7 p.m., NAC 10, Burck Street Community Center, 413 Burck St.
               July 17 @ 7 p.m., NAC 11, Mullinix Park
               July 18 @ 7 p.m., NAC 6/9, Talley Recreation Center
Automobile Security
Please help the police:
  • Lock your vehicle doors
  • Remove valuables from within.           

Employment Opportunities
The City of Frederick
The City of Frederick values diversity in its workforce and is an equal opportunity employer.  For information on employment with The City, visit  Job Opportunities & How to Apply
Applications and current job descriptions are also available inside City Hall by the security desk on the first floor. 
The City of Frederick, City Hall, Mayor's Office, 101 North Court Street, Frederick, MD 21701