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The Mayor's Message - 10.22.2018

Staff from the Gladys Ray Shelter and Veterans Drop-In Center have received the Outstanding Service Provider Award from the FM Coalition for Homeless Persons.

Staff from the Gladys Ray Shelter and Veteran's Drop-in Center have received an outstanding service provider award from the FM Coalition on homeless persons.

The second item is from Fargo Cass Public Health. They have developed a Customer Satisfaction Survey to solicit feedback from guests, clients and visitors. The survey takes about three minutes to complete and asks a variety of questions, including whether staff was friendly and helpful, if services were provided in a timely manner and whether respondents would recommend Public Health to a friend or colleague. Responses may be used to assist in making improvements to service delivery. The survey link can be found on the Fargo Cass Public Health website. Desi, would that link also be able to be found on the City of Fargo website and would be able to get to it as well? Yes, either one. It would help them out to make sure they are doing a good job and provide a report for us.

There are several interesting upcoming programs for visitors at the Library, including Crafternoons, Pumpkin Decorating Parties, A Murder Mystery event, Beginner Yoga, a Sewing 101 class and the final concert of the Jazz Into Fall concert series.

November is Native American Heritage Month and the Library, in partnership with the Native American Commission, Cultural Diversity Resources, Daughters of the Earth and the Plains Art Museum, is hosting a week-long festival and education series starting November 3. Art, storytellers, poetry and film screenings are planned as part of this festival. More details and a list of events is on the Library’s website.

The Community Trust Officer group has produced another video and they will be premiering it at First Assembly Church on October 29. The Chief got a sneak preview of the video and reports that they did another amazing job. He also said there are some good cameos by other officers.

Now, he is gone right now because he is trying to get a jump on the Mayor. We are having a homeless soup kitchen tonight and the West Fargo guy beat him last year. But, he has been soliciting money from Commissioners and staff to see if he can get ahead this year. If any of you have an extra little buck or something to give our Chief so we can beat the West Fargo Police Department that would be great.