“Vallejo Unites,” an exciting initiative designed to bring Vallejo’s community together, is thriving, and wants to share the excitement with city residents.
The program goals and priorities, as set forth by the City Council, address a range of community concerns that will bond and unite the community behind a more effective and engaged city government.
“We have such strength in this community, including more than 200 active neighborhood watch groups and associations,” said Joanna Altman, assistant to the City Manager. “We want to explore the depth and diversity in our arts organizations and non-profits, our robust youth program opportunities, our economic development investment and a growing higher education community, just to name a few of the things that bring this amazing community together.”
The City of Vallejo sees Vallejo Unites as more of a movement than a program. The purpose is to bring the community together to take action on the City’s goals and priorities. Vallejo Unites is a vehicle to share progress toward those goals.
Vallejo Unites ambitious initiative reflects the goals of the council, community and city staff. From progress on Mare Island to efforts that address the needs of the homeless to the city’s balanced budget, the movement is making true progress on many fronts. Vallejo Unites hopes to capture and sustain that progress, and the public is invited to join in the effort.
“While it is important to celebrate our successes, we must also face our challenges – together – as a community,” said Altman. “Progress can only be made with a community that is united with the values and goals of the city that seeks to serve them.”
Vallejo has been touted as one of the most diverse city’s in the United States given its equal breakdown of 22% to 28% Hispanic, Asian, Black, and White. Because the city’s demographic spans all ethnicities, cultures, and socio-economic groups, everyone’s participation in this movement is welcomed and appreciated. Residents can get involved by going to the VallejoUnites.net website, connecting on social media, watching the videos, and sharing with their family, friends, and neighbors.
“Our objective is to have everyone learn more about Vallejo Unites, a positive place for our community,” said Altman. “We encourage residents to stay engaged with us by sharing photos and stories on social media with #vallejounites, on how you are uniting Vallejo. We benefit from your voice and participation. Together, Vallejo Unites.”