All-America City Award
Representatives from the city traveled to Denver, CO for the award event. The award was based on the application and the presentation at the event. The Presentation included community and school district leaders such as Mayor Gary Peterson, City Manager Walt Fehst, Police Chief Scott Nadeau, District 13 Superintendent Kathy Kelly and Columbia Heights School District’s Dynamix student singing group. The delegation gave a 10 minute presentation to the panel of judges.
Officer Nightingale reads to a class at Global Academy. This is part of the anti-bullying reading program officers participate in. This is merely one part of the extensive city/school partnership.
The Columbia Heights Public Library had a very busy grand opening on June 25, 2016. The library is a great resource with lots of programs for every age group.
Preliminary plans have been released for the City of Peace Park. The City has already started construction of a new playground. The next phase of construction will be the building. Once the building has been constructed, it will immediately be filled with opportunities for citizens such as parenting classes, adult and youth educational classes, first aid and safety training, health and social services, parks and recreation events, picnics and other outdoor activities, and various other programs all aimed at ensuring that everyone in Columbia Heights has the opportunity to succeed.