Press release from the City of Gainesville
The City of Gainesville invites all neighbors to its first City Services Fair to learn about city programs, events, services, job opportunities, charter officers, governance structure, and more.
When: 9am-12pm Saturday June 25
Where: Martin Luther King, Jr. Multipurpose Center, 1028 NE 14th Street
Residents will have the opportunity to learn more about the myGNV an app and website through which they can plan a bus trip, view live traffic cameras or report a power outage.
City staff will offer information about the Gainesville Community Fire Rescue Paramedic Program and offer assistance to low-income neighbors who may qualify for mortgage foreclosure, funds or other affordable housing programs offered by the city. They will also answer questions about the Gainesville Regional Utilities Low-Income Energy Efficiency Plus program and share information on reducing energy use, among other helpful tips. Solid Waste Division staff will also discuss the impact of recent changes to zero waste ordinances on city residents and businesses.
The fair will also include a small giveaway of trees (while supplies last) and staff from the Urban Forestry Division will share tree planting and pruning tips with attendees.
Neighbors will also be able to recycle their unwanted automobile tires at the event. Each person can bring up to six tires, without rims, to be recycled at the fair’s outdoor collection area. (Tyres on rims will not be accepted. The roundup of tires continues until 2 p.m.)
Representatives from the Gainesville Police Department, Transportation and Public Works will share information about their projects and programs; Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs and other departments will provide details of their annual and seasonal events. City employment opportunities will also be available. City staff plan to host the fair several times a year.
To help ensure public health and safety, neighbors are urged to follow CDC recommendations, including social distancing guidance for COVID-19 at events.