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March 18, 2014 > City of Fremont Briefs

City of Fremont Briefs

Submitted By Cheryl Golden

The City of Fremont is pleased to announce that Fremont took first prize in the population category at the 2014 City Cultural Diversity Awards for its Community Ambassador Program for Seniors (CAPS), which aims to serve seniors in their own communities, in their own language, within their own cultural norms, and does so where seniors live, worship, and socialize. CAPS was developed by the CityÕs Human Services Department in partnership with the community. The awards program showcases National League of Cities (NLC) member cities, honoring their community leadership in developing creative and effective programs designed to improve and promote cultural diversity through a collaborative process with City officials, community leaders, and residents. For more information on the program, please visit

If you want to learn more about the issues and opportunities facing the City of Fremont, stay tuned! Mayor Bill Harrison will be presenting the annual State of the City Address at a luncheon hosted by the Fremont Chamber of Commerce on Friday, March 28, noon to 2 p.m. at the Fremont Marriott Hotel. To buy tickets, you can call the Chamber at (510) 795-2244 or go to The State of the City Address will be rebroadcasted on Cable TV Channel 27, as well as posted to the City website by the end of the following week. For more information, please call the City ManagerÕs Office at (510) 284-4000 or visit

The City of Fremont is looking for input on how to enhance the experience and safety of walking in the community, with a focus on improving mobility for all. Please take a moment to take our survey by visiting For more information please contact Rene Dalton in the Public Works Department at or (510) 494-4535.

Fremont residents Ñ thank you for feeding your food scraps and yardwaste to your green organics carts each week. Feel free to take advantage of your efforts and pick up two free bags of compost on Sunday, April 6, from 8 a.m. to noon, or while supplies last, at the Fremont Recycling and Transfer Station, located at 41149 Boyce Rd. rain or shine. Please bring your current Republic Services garbage bill as proof of your householdÕs participation in the CityÕs curbside organics program. If your family member or neighbor is unable to attend, you are more than welcome to bring their Republic Services bill and pick up their compost for them. This giveaway is brought to you by the City of Fremont, in partnership with Republic Services and the Fremont Recycling and Transfer Station. For more information, please contact Republic Services at (510) 657-3500.

Join us for a free informational workshop on Tuesday, April 1 from 6:30 p.m. Ð 8:30 p.m. led by ÒWaste SleuthÓ Todd Sutton. YouÕll receive an individualized ÒPledge CardÓ as well as a number of free resources to assist you in achieving your sustainability goals.
Workshop will be held at City of Fremont Development Services Center, 39550 Liberty St., in the Niles Conference Room. For more information and registration, contact Sustainability Coordinator Rachel DiFranco at or (510) 494-4451.This workshop is available thanks to grant funding from the Altamont Education Advisory Board.

Nigel Pugh, the CityÕs Tennis Director, received the PTR USTA Community Service Award. Born and raised in Newcastle, Australia, Pugh played on the junior circuit, achieving a top national ranking and a spot on the Australia Junior Davis Cup Team. As the CityÕs Tennis Director, he oversees 41 courts on six sites, and has 10 certified teaching professionals. Pugh has instructed all levels of players, from 4-year-old beginners, to high school teams, to acting as a traveling coach on the WTA Tour, serves as the USTA NorCal 10 and Under Co-Chair, Coaches Commission, Junior Team Tennis and Junior Council. He is also a USTA National Junior Team Tennis committee member and National Faculty Coach Trainer. For more information about the Fremont Tennis Center visit

Ardenwood Historic Farm is a beautiful setting that allows for fresh air and space necessary to experience the benefits of outdoor play. Starting April 21 through 25, Adventures @ Ardenwood Spring Break Camp will provide its participants the opportunity to explore the outdoors as well as the Patterson House Museum through historical scavenger hunts, nature walks, species identification and much more. For more information about Adventures @ Ardenwood, or Ardenwood in general, please contact Christie at or (510) 791-4196.

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