Community Engagement

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Welcome to the City of Rancho Cordova’s Community Engagement Program! Housed in the Communications and Public Affairs Department, this program focuses on the most important natural resource we have: people! Residents of Rancho Cordova have worked tirelessly to build neighborhood coalitions, clean-up neighborhoods, plant gardens, build relationships, and create a sense of community, making this a fun and safe place to live, work, and play.

The City see’s community engagement as a way for us all to work together to help improve the quality of life in Rancho Cordova, by making our businesses and non-profits successful, building stronger neighborhoods, and making this a fun and safe place to live, work, and play.

Do you want to get to know your neighbors better? Have you ever wanted to build a neighborhood group and wondered where to begin? Does a block party, clothing exchange, community garden, or neighborhood garage sale sound like fun to you? Have you ever wondered how you can influence decisions affecting you within the City? Community Engagement is about giving you the tools needed to take a leadership role and work with your community to decide what issues are worth investing in. It involves a partnership between government and the people it represents. It means taking collective responsibility for the conditions of our community.

Building Stronger Neighborhoods

Neighborhood Engagement

Volunteer Program

Beautification Projects

Small Community Residential Grants Program

Do you have a great idea for your street, your block, your neighborhood, or your community?

Rancho Cordova thrives on good ideas and creative and engaged citizens. We want you to unleash your ideas – and we will help with our new Small Community Grants Program! You dream up the project, and the City will pitch in up to $500 to make it a reality.

It’s time to put on your creative thinking caps! Is your neighborhood missing something? How can your neighbors be involved? Can you put the fun in a functional project? We want to hear your fresh take on your neighborhood starting now.

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Rancho Cordova Community Grants Program

Community grants are a growing trend in many cities as a tool to inspire community involvement and leverage City resources. Community grants have incredible potential to catalyze powerful community projects in a cost-effective way. Rancho Cordova’s Community Grants program is intended to engage citizens in creative efforts to improve the community, and generate accomplishments citizens can take pride in.

The City of Rancho Cordova will provide up to $5,000 cash awards to community groups for special projects in our community. Community groups are responsible for proposing, designing, and implementing the project. Grants will be awarded on a first come, first served basis following review by the City. Up to two application(s) per organization per calendar year will be considered.

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Opportunities for involvement in the community are here! Don’t be the last to join the fun!

For more information about how you can get involved in any of these opportunities, please contact:

Lorianne Ulm
(916) 851-8755