The City of Rancho Cordova is Turning 15! 
 
The City of Rancho Cordova marks its 15th year on July 1, 2018! We'll be celebrating throughout the year and invite you to join us for 15 celebrations to celebrate 15 years of cityhood. Learn more

The Grand Opening of the MACC
 
Located at 10191 Mills Station Road, Rancho Cordova's historic Mills Station Building has been a place to gather as a community since 1911, and this icon has now been given a new purpose: giving local art, history and culture a place to call home. The Mills Station Arts & Culture Center (MACC) will feature various art exhibits and displays, providing a spotlight for local artists and residents who appreciate creativity. 

2018 Community Volunteer Awards
 
The City of Rancho Cordova would like to thank all of our community volunteers for the important work they do year in and year out to benefit our community. The list of this year's honorees from the Cordova Community Council's Community Volunteer Awards includes:
* Rancho Cordovan of the Year - Wayne Harmer 
* Super Hero - Patrick Willis
* Distinguished Community Service - Bill Kong & Walter Little
* Outstanding Service to Youth - Stacy Murray Lynch 
* Neighborhood Champion - Kris McCall 
* Distinguished Community Service Organization - Rancho Cordova Moose Lodge 
* Distinguished Service by a Faith Community - LDS Sacramento California Cordova Stake 
* Distinguished Community Business Partner - ECMC Group 
* We Could Not Have Done it Without You - Dennis Lamantia

Meet Rancho Cordova's Homeless Outreach Team
 
The City of Rancho Cordova has a unique strategy and resources in place to assist individuals and families experiencing homelessness. The Homeless Outreach Team (HOT) is comprised of a Homeless Navigator, plus two RCPD officers and a code enforcement officer. Learn more and meet our HOT Team

Public Works for You

Stone Creek Trail Pedestrian Signals Project 
The City of Rancho Cordova began construction on the Stone Creek Trail Pedestrian Signals Project. Two new bike and pedestrian traffic signals will be installed to improve bicyclist and pedestrian safety and enhance accessibility for residents in the neighborhood.

The project is expected to be complete by Summer 2018, weather permitting. Project construction will take place Monday-Friday between 7 AM and 3:30 PM. Learn more

Increasing Rancho Cordova's Tree Canopy

Bear Hollow Tree Planting
In celebration of California Arbor Week (March 7-14), the City of Rancho Cordova along with the Sacramento Tree Foundation, SMUD, Cordova Recreation & Park District, and community volunteers planted over 100 trees along the Bear Hollow Retention Basin and in the Villages of Zinfandel. This tree planting event was also made possible due to a grant from the City's Community Enhancement Fund. 

Countryside Tree Planting
The City of Rancho Cordova and community partners also provided 22 trees to the Countryside neighborhood on March 24. This tree planting event will add to the City's growing tree canopy, improve air quality, provide shade, and beautify the community.

Education News
 
Mills and Mitchell Middle Schools Granted New Vans
Both Mills and Mitchell Middle Schools needed a way to transport students to various sporting events, as well as college and university visits, club activities, music and art performances. Using a full school bus to transport students was not cost effective, so the City awarded the schools a grant from the Community Enhancement Fund to purchase two Ford Transit Cargo Wagons for each school.

Meet the Masters Program
Through the City's Community Enhancement Fund, the Folsom Cordova Unified School District has been granted over $28,000 to provide visual arts experiences for elementary schools in Rancho Cordova. Through the program, students are introduced to a variety of masters from the visual arts field, learn through hands-on teacher-guided lessons, and can showcase their work to the public.

After School Education and Safety (ASES) Science Fair
The After School Education and Safety program (ASES) held a science fair at the Cordova Lane Center highlighting the implementation of STEM within the ASES program. The winning science fair project was awarded to students at Rancho Cordova Elementary School! The ASES program is partially funded by the City's Community Enhancement Fund.

Volunteers Still Needed for Rebuilding Together and Creek Week
 
Rebuilding Together
Spring Rebuild Day in Rancho Cordova is April 21, and Rebuilding Together Sacramento is still looking for volunteers interested in changing the lives of families through home improvements and beautification. Volunteers will be improving approximately 13 homes. Even if you aren't a professional handy-person, there are several ways that you can help! 

Interested in helping? Contact Sandy Econome at (916) 455-1880x7 or seconome@rebuildingtogethersacramento.org


Creek Week
Creek Week is an annual celebration of local creeks in the Sacramento region.
 
On Saturday, April 14, the City of Rancho Cordova is hosting four clean-up events at various creek locations, as well as a nature walk at Cordova Creek. Volunteers are needed. Learn more
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The social media post of the month is this aerial view of the new, luxury BDX Apartments at Capital Village. Construction is moving fast, and the apartment complex is expected to open in Summer 2018.

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