Up & Coming Weekly

April 09, 2019

Up and Coming Weekly is a weekly publication in Fayetteville, NC and Fort Bragg, NC area offering local news, views, arts, entertainment and community event and business information.

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APRIL 10-16, 2019 UCW 31 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM Community Development Day Is April 26 at City Hall The City of Fayetteville's Economic and Community Development Department cordially invites citizens to help celebrate National Community Development Day as staff demonstrates the impact of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and the HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME) funding within our city. Community Development Day will be celebrated Friday, April 26 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at City Hall on 433 Hay St. Participating will be community vendors with free giveaways, food and programmatic information. The CDBG program provides annual funding and flexibility to local communities to provide decent, safe and affordable housing, suitable living environments and economic opportunities for low-to- moderate income citizens. The HOME program also provides funding for Fayetteville to create decent, safe and affordable housing opportunities for low-income citizens. For more information, contact Alex Baker with the Economic and Community Development Department at (910) 433-1599 or ABaker@ci.fay.nc.us. Millennial Commission Seeking First Members The City's Millennial Commission is seeking its first members. The board has 13 openings and applications are being accepted until midnight April 17. The duties and functions of the commission are to: Advise the City on economic development and social matters as well as potential actions affecting young adult City residents Help develop specific initiatives focused on attracting and keeping young adult residents in the city Innovate, execute and sustain diverse and inclusive network connections for young adult residents Connect young adults to engagement opportunities with the larger Fayetteville community Assist in the dissemination of current and accurate information about the Fayetteville community Provide and encourage leadership development for young adult residents of the city Create mentorships and serve as role models for Fayetteville youths Actively participate in group discussion - listen, ask questions, share experiences, give feedback and introduce ideas Use digital tools and people power to spread information, create awareness, boost attendance and otherwise increase engagement with the City of Fayetteville Contribute individually and lead, manage or participate in group projects Obtain sponsorships (if needed) Additionally, citizens can help fill three vacancies on the Human Relations Commission and one opening on the Joint Appearance Commission. Applications for these boards will also be accepted until midnight April 17. All qualified applications will be presented to the Appointment Committee in May. The Fayetteville City Council will approve boards and commissions members at a regular meeting in May. The City will accept applications via the City website at www.FayettevilleNC.gov. Citizens should scroll over "Government" and choose "Boards and Commissions" under the "City Council" section. Lake Rim Aquatic Center Breaks Ground Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks & Recreation held a groundbreaking for the Lake Rim Aquatic Center March 29 at 2214 Tar Kiln Drive. The pool at Lake Rim will be the fourth public pool in Fayetteville, following the Chalmers, Westover and Keith A. Bates, Sr. pools, in that order. The construction contract was awarded to M & E Contracting of Fayetteville for $2,414,393. A Notice to Proceed on the project is expected soon. The contracted construction time frame is 150 days. The facility will feature a six-lane competition pool, as well as a play pool. The play pool will feature both a water slide and an in-water play structure. The aquatic center will be placed on the left-hand side of the entry drive to Lake Rim Park, in the space currently occupied by a soccer field. For more information about Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks & Recreation services and programs, log onto www.FCPR.us. 433 Hay Street Fayetteville, NC 28301-5537 www.FayettevilleNC.gov (910) 433-1FAY (1329) /cityoffayettevillegovernment Insta Follow Your City on Social Media: Engaging You About Your City Government Engaging You About Your City Government KENNETH MAYNER, MPA, Chief Branding Officer, City of Faye eville Corporate Communica ons Department, Contribu ng Writer. all Easter baskets, pre-made or made to order, with complimentary basket and wrapping! We specialize in a huge variety of unique, odd, nostalgic and hard-to-find candies, sodas, toys and gifts. Hop on in to see us! Bring this Ad and receive 10% off 1916 Skibo Rd. (Marketfair Mall) Fayetteville 910-867-6032 Rocket Fizz Fayetteville

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