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City Presents Checks for Community Enhancement Projects
On Tuesday evening, the City of Rancho Cordova presented ceremonial Community Enhancement Fund checks to the 2017/2018 grant recipients, a tradition at City Council meetings since the first round of projects were funded in 2015.
Stacy Delaney, the City’s Community Enhancement Fund Analyst said, “Presenting ceremonial checks is a way of celebrating and sharing with the community the enhancements to our City that our residents contribute to.”
At the September 5th City Council meeting, six Community Enhancement Fund grant recipients were presented with large symbolic checks.
Rancho Cordova residents Bob and Carol Schroeder and Antonio Martinez accepted a $500 check on behalf of the Mobil Country Club HOA Neighborhood Association to increase safety at Mobil Country Club senior mobile home park.
Jeet Poddar and Abhi Bhattacharyya accepted a $6,000 check for Ankur, Inc. to bring two multicultural events to the City of Rancho Cordova, the Festival of Color and the Festival of Knowledge.
Mosaic Artist Robin Moyher accepted a check for $10,000 to create mosaic art for Mather Veterans Village, the first permanent supportive housing for homeless and disabled veterans in the region.
Members of the Sacramento Telangana Association accepted a $14,600 check to hold a Festival of Flowers, a cultural event which Anil Kondakrindi, one of the members of the association, said draws visitors from across the state of California to Rancho Cordova.
Robert Sanger accepted a $30,000 check on behalf of the Folsom Cordova Community Partnership to expand their youth mentoring program and create a mural reflecting the diversity of the community.
Tera Kolvenbach and others accepted a $35,000 check to support the work of Rancho Cordova Whisker Warriors, an organization which helps reduce pet overpopulation, cares for abandoned cats, and prevents disease in the local pet population.
The remaining Community Enhancement Fund grant recipients will be presented with their ceremonial checks at upcoming City Council meetings.