A Note from Greg
Awards & Achievers

City now 71 percent trained in CPR/AED

greg burris performs c p r on a training dummyEvery day, thousands of people suffer from sudden cardiac arrest. Would you know how to help someone?

One of the City’s goals is to have 100 percent of employees trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automatic external defibrillator (AED) use. Approximately 71 percent of our workforce is now trained. This is terrific progress; I will continue to make this a City-wide priority.

Congratulations to the following departments for being 100-percent trained as of the end of May: Municipal Court, City Manager’s Office and Fire. Emergency Communications is 98 percent trained, while Parks is in fifth place with 91 percent of its employees trained.

By the end of the 2013 calendar year, I expect us to hit 100 percent in all departments. To sign up, go to CityShare > Fire Services > Calendar and choose which class you’d like to attend. This will open a window and let you know if there are seats available.

ArtPlace grant

ArtPlace logo The City was chosen from more than 1,200 applications for a $200,000 grant from ArtPlace, a prestigious consortium of foundations and the National Endowment of the Arts. The grant will fund artist stipends and repairs to the City-owned building at 351 N. Boonville, which serves as an artists’ hub known as ideaXfactory. Special thanks to Russ and Pam RuBert, Gerard Nadeau, Meganne Rosen O’Neal and Public Works Assistant Director Jonathan Gano for their hard work to create ideaXfactory and to secure the grant.

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