Happy 15th Birthday, Rancho Cordova!

The City of Rancho Cordova celebrated its 15th birthday in historic fashion with a celebration at City Hall. The event included a free concert, birthday cake, Kona Ice, giveaways and more! While the City's official birthday is July 1, 2003, we're celebrating all year, with these events planned through December:

August 2018: Community Photo Sweepstakes
We'll be inviting residents to photograph what they love about Rancho Cordova for a chance to win prizes. These photos will be used to create a 15th birthday collage, and you can be a part of it! Stay tuned to our social media channels for more details. 

Friday, September 21: California Capital Airshow Friday Night Show
Mather Airport, 10425 Noreen Avenue, Mather
Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Mather Field and the City's 15th birthday with a special Friday Night Show and fireworks brought to you, in part, by the City.  Learn more

Wednesday, October 24, 5:30 PM: "Our Town" Art Show and Reception
Rancho Cordova City Hall, 2729 Prospect Park Drive
Enjoy art honoring the City's history. Free admission.  Learn more 

Thursday, November 1, 6:30 PM: State of the City Address
Rancho Cordova City Hall, 2729 Prospect Park Drive
Hear from Mayor Linda Budge as she delivers a birthday-themed annual State of the City Address. Free admission. 

Date and time TBA: Rancho Cordova Holiday Light Parade
Location TBD
Experience the magic of the holidays at the Holiday Light Parade, featuring illuminated floats and a birthday-themed surprise from the City. Free admission. 

Sunday, November 25, 4:00 - 7:30 PM: Christmas Tree Lighting 
Village Green Park, 3141 Bridgeway Drive
Celebrate the holidays with rides, music, food, Santa Claus, and a birthday surprise as we light the Christmas Tree. Free admission. 

City Celebrates 4th of July with Parade and Two-Day Festival

The Fourth of July celebration was on in Rancho Cordova over the holidays, including a parade down Coloma Road, and a two-day festival at Hagan Park featuring live music, fireworks, rides, games, and more. 

The City would like to congratulate the following individuals and organizations that placed 1st in the Float Competition for their respective category: Cordova High Football (Schools), St. John Vianney (Religious), Harmer Family (Individuals), Rosemont Jr. Wolverines (Fraternal/Service), and Creative Solutions (Commercial/Business). 

We'd also like to congratulate the Sacramento Mandarins for placing 1st in the Band Competition!

City Acquires Folsom Boulevard Property

The City of Rancho Cordova purchased a 10-acre lot at Folsom Boulevard and La Loma Drive. The property is near the Mills Light Rail station and Folsom Lake College/Rancho Cordova Center and was purchased for future development opportunities. Learn more

City's Homeless Outreach Team Brings Mobile Health Clinic to Rancho Cordova

The City's Homeless Outreach Team (HOT) partnered with Elica Health Centers to bring the first mobile health clinic to Rancho Cordova. The clinic provides free medical services to support homeless individuals and families in our community. Read more

Mather Veterans Village Mosaic Project

Mather Veterans Village is now even more beautiful with ten new mosaics thanks to local artist Robin Moyher and a $10,000 grant from the City's Community Enhancement Fund. The City of Rancho Cordova supports the flourishing arts movement in our community, and this project is a beautiful way to honor the 50 veterans and their families who currently call the village home.  

Business News

Barrel District: New Street-View Banners
You can now visit Rancho Cordova's six breweries, two distilleries-and, soon, a meadery-simply by following the new Barrel District banners, which are placed near each Barrel District location! Learn more

Coming Soon
The City's Barrel District is continuing to grow with Burning Barrel Brewing Company announcing that it will open on Thursday, July 19 with a grand opening party set for Saturday, July 28. 

Now Open
MOD Pizza, a fast casual pizza restaurant, has opened in Rancho Cordova at 10909 Olson Drive. The Magnolia House restaurant has also recently opened and is located at 11275 Folsom Boulevard. 

City Receives Honor for Strong Financial Reporting

The City of Rancho Cordova was recently awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting (CAFR) by the Government Finance Officers Association, the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting. 

Education News
 
Work for the District - Job Fair
The Folsom Cordova Unified School District (FCUSD) will hold a job fair on July 23 & 24 with interviews on the spot, including many Yard Duty Supervisor jobs in our Rancho Cordova elementary schools. Applicants must apply by July 13 for the job fair.  Learn more

High School Student Receives Community PRIDE Scholarship  
The City of Rancho Cordova congratulates George Washington Carver School of Arts and Science student Sorina Munteanu on receiving the Community PRIDE Scholarship! The $500 scholarship is annually developed and funded by City employees to a graduating senior living in Rancho Cordova. Read more

Become a Part of the Airshow: Volunteer and Receive Giveaways
 
The 13th annual California Capital Airshow will be soaring above Mather Airport September 21-23, 2018, and you can join in the fun by volunteering as an Aviation Ambassador. Adult volunteers will donate a minimum of 8-10 hours of their time during the event, and will receive free admission to the airshow, lunch, a t-shirt, and more! This year's volunteer rally will be on Thursday, July 25 at 6:00 PM at City Hall (2729 Prospect Park Drive). Learn more

Reminder from the Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District

Call the California Department of Public Health hotline at 877-WNV-BIRD (877-968-2473) to report deceased birds. Residents can also visit www.FIGHTtheBITE.net  to receive information on upcoming spray notifications.
Social Media Post of the Month

The social media post of the month is the announcement of the grand prize winner of the City's 4th of July Trivia Sweepstakes. 

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