Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Richmond City Council encourages everyone to come out for National Night Out events being held throughout city: Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Richmond City Council – Richmond City Hall - 900 E. Broad Street, Suite 200 - Richmond, VA 23219 - www.council.richmondva.gov

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Richmond City Council encourages everyone to come out for National Night Out events being held throughout city: Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Events are free and open to the public

WHAT Richmond City Council encourages all Richmond citizens to come out and attend National Night Out events and activities being held in neighborhood throughout the City, these events are great way to meet, talk and play with neighbors and enjoy fun-filled family activities.

Richmond National Night Out events and/or activities include (but are not limited to):

• Block parties
• Cookouts
• Bike rids
• Walks
• Kid games
• Giveaways
• Free food
• Entertainment
• Civic Groups
• Local Businesses
• Neighborhood organizations
• Richmond elected/community leaders
• Local government departments/Fire and Law enforcement personnel

National Night Out is an annual neighborhood crime fighting event that establishes a vehicle for families to come together and focus on fighting crime in their neighborhood through unity and education. The event empowers citizens and strengthens neighborhoods by creating an opportunity for families to mix and mingle and talk with civic groups, law enforcement, businesses, neighborhood organizations and local officials.

National Night Out events are citizen-led and include crime prevention activities ranging from turning on porch lights and porch sitting; to block parties and cookouts that include food and games for children.

Held each year on the first Tuesday of August, the National Night Out event was established in 1984 by the National Association of Town Watch as a program to build neighborhood unity in fighting crime. The event includes participation in all 50 U. S. states, U.S. territories, Canada and U.S. military bases around the world. This is the 28th year of the National Night Out event being held in the United States of America.

WHEN Tuesday, August 2, 2011

WHERE Being held in neighborhood throughout Richmond
For more information regarding Richmond National Night Out events, please visit the Richmond Police Department Website, at http://www.richmondgov.com/police/NationalNightOut.aspx

WHO Citizens, Civic Groups, businesses, neighborhood organizations, Richmond elected/community leaders, local government departments/Fire and Law enforcement personnel

CONTACT Each event is organized individually, for publicized neighborhood events, please contact one of the following:

West End 1st District
The Honorable Bruce W. Tyler, Councilman
Richmond City Council - West End 1st District
804.357.6007 (mobile)
bruce.tyler@richmondgov.com (email)

North Central 2nd District
The Honorable Charles R. Samuels, Councilman
Richmond City Council - North Central 2nd District
804.646.6532 (office tel); 690.0898 (mobile)
charles.samuels@richmondgov.com (email)

Northside 3rd District
The Honorable Christopher A. Hilbert, Councilman
Richmond City Council - Northside 3rd District
804.646.6055 (office tel) 306.0875 (mobile)
chris.hilbert@richmondgov.com (email)

Southwest 4th District
The Honorable Kathy Graziano
Councilwoman, Richmond City Council - Southwest 4th District
804.320.2454 (office tel); 339.8393 (mobile)
kathy.graziano@richmondgov.com (email)

Central 5th District
The Honorable E. Martin Jewell, Councilman
Richmond City Council - Central 5th District
804.646.5724 (office tel); 332.3654 (mobile)
marty.jewell@richmondgov.com (email)

Gateway 6th District
The Honorable Ellen F. Robertson
Councilwoman, Richmond City Council - Gateway 6th District
804.646.5724 (office tel); 314.7658 (mobile)
ellen.robertson@richmondgov.com (email)

East End 7th District
The Honorable Cynthia I. Newbille, Councilwoman*
Richmond City Council - East End 7th District
804.646.3012 (office tel)
cynthia.newbille@richmondgov.com (email)
*Elected November 3, 2009 in special local election

Southside 8th District
The Honorable Reva M. Trammell, Councilwoman
Richmond City Council - Southside 8th District
804.646.6592 (office tel); 240.5050 (mobile)
reva.trammell@richmondgov.com (email)

South Central 9th District
The Honorable Douglas G. Conner, Jr., Councilman
Richmond City Council - South Central 9th District
804.646.6592 (office tel); 512,0500 (mobile)
doug.conner@richmondgov.com (email)

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Steven R. Skinner, APR
Council Public Information Manager
Richmond City Hall
900 E. Broad Street, Suite 305
Richmond, Virginia 23219
804.646.6052 (office)
804.335.4054 (mobile)
804.937.1386 (home/mobile)
804.646.5468 (fax)
steven.skinner@richmondgov.com (email)

MISSION The mission of Richmond City Council
is to represent citizens in creating and amending
local laws, providing government policy and
oversight, and approving the city budget.

VISION Richmond City Council is committed to
creating a vibrant community that is a great place
to live, work, learn, play, visit and raise a family.