It was announced yesterday that the city of Turlock was profiled as part of the ongoing “Strong Cities | Strong State” campaign highlighting local government success stories across California. “Strong Cities | Strong State” is a project of the League of California Cities and the California City Management Foundation (CCMF).
The “Strong Cities | Strong State” website is the centerpiece of a campaign broadly promoting city success stories alongside profiles of the elected officials and city managers working together to build and maintain a high quality of life for California city residents.
As the League’s campaign announced Turlock as a success, the website states, “This Central Valley city is a thriving community committed to smart growth while retaining an idyllic quality of life. Turlock is home to California State University Stanislaus and is only a short drive away from Sacramento, the Bay Area, and the Sierras.”
Highlights of city of Turlock’s profile include:
• Downtown Turlock
• Monte Vista Crossings
• Area Parks
• Public Safety Support Operations
• Public Safety Facility
• West Side Industrial Specific Plan
• Carnegie Arts Center
Turlock’s profile on the website includes information on all of the highlights, scenes of the city, information on the local government, and testimonies from city leaders such as CSU Stanislaus President Dr. Hamid Shirvani, Turlock Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Sonny Da Marto, and Turlock Chamber of Commerce CEO Sharon Silva.
The overarching goal of the “Strong Cities” campaign is to promote the innovation and experience of local officials in delivering vital services at a time when this expertise is vitally needed by state leaders struggling with fundamental issues of governance. “Strong Cities | Strong State” seeks to position cities as vital, necessary and equal partners in building a better California.
The Strong Cities | Strong State campaign will continue profiling individual cities each day, with a goal of highlighting all California cities over the coming year-and-a-half. Profiles include photos, video and other media articulating how each individual city has been working to both provide essential services, as well as elevate the quality life of its residents. Success stories will range from public safety initiatives to educational partnerships, infrastructure improvements to community engagement strategies and more.