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Community Forums coming your way!
In April 2017, Norwalk City Council established community meetings to give residents an opportunity to be heard in their "own backyards," at easily accessible neighborhood locations. As part of the city's effort to strengthen community connections, these meetings were offered each quarter to provide an open forum for the people of Norwalk to share concerns, questions and comments.
The Community Forums are special City Council meetings open to the public, with a more relaxed format than regular meetings. To make it more convenient for residents to attend, each meeting is held at a different area of Norwalk.
The first Community Forum was held on May 9 at New River Elementary School. The second meeting in the series took place on August 22 at Sanchez Elementary School, with the third at Moffitt Elementary on November 14 and the fourth at Lakeland Elementary School on February 27. The most recent forum was held at St. John of God School, with over 100 people participating.
The City continues to engage the public through these town hall style meetings. The next event will be scheduled in the early fall. Registration is not required. Light refreshments will be served, and translation services will be available for our Spanish speaking residents.
Future meeting dates and times will be announced as they are calendared. For more information, please call (562) 929-5735 or email email@example.com.
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City of Norwalk Gives Back to Resident Vets
Free Programming for Servicemen and Women
To highlight the sacrifice and service of Norwalk veterans, the City provides resources and programs year-round and honors local veterans through an annual tribute on November 11.
The City of Norwalk's Veterans Day Tribute gathered community members, veterans and local officials to hear messages of gratitude for sacrifices made by those who served, as well as their families. The day began with a ribbon cutting at the site of the City's first Combat Wounded Parking Stall. This space, reserved for veterans wounded in the line of duty, was dedicated in honor of retired Army Specialist Roger Higgins, who was exposed to Agent Orange during the Vietnam War. Mr. Higgins was the first to park in this special stall. Two more will be installed at City facilities before the end of the month.
Earlier in the week, City Council established an enhanced pet adoption program geared towards active military and veterans living in Norwalk. Through the "Pets for Troops" program, residents currently serving or who have served in the United States Armed Forces may adopt a shelter pet through the Southeast Area Animal Control Authority completely free of charge. The free adoption includes spaying/neutering, microchipping, first set of vaccinations and a six week obedience course for canines. The program is scheduled to begin in early December.
In September, City Council reinstated the Norwalk Hometown Heroes program, which honors active duty and active reservists living in Norwalk with a personalized banner displayed along a main corridor of the City. These banners fly for a period of one year, when they are removed for a formal presentation to the service person or his or her family during a regular City Council meeting. Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply by visiting norwalk.org.