A Message from the City Manager

September 2018

Happy September Fontana. As we say goodbye to another memorable summer in the city, join us in welcoming fall this month and the events and activities that September brings.

The sound of music and the smell of delicious food filled the air at the newly completed Miller Park Amphitheater during the Summer Concerts in the Park series. Even though the 2018 concert series was one for the books, expect more great events for the remainder of the year at this venue. 

Another summer highlight was our Fontana Walks Program that recently celebrated its one-year anniversary. I want to congratulate all participants for helping Fontana not only reach but also surpass the 2 billion steps goal in a year’s time. We are currently at 3.2 billion steps and walking towards a new goal: 4 billion steps. The Fontana Walks Program promotes physical activity and fitness and will continue on the third Saturday of each month. To register for an upcoming walk, visit www.fontanawalks.org

In honor of the 2,977 lives lost in the September 11, 2001 attacks, we invite you to attend the 9/11 National Day of Service event in collaboration with Veterans Partnering with Communities at the Fontana Community Senior Center Saturday, September 8 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 pm. If you are looking for a way to honor those lives lost as we approach the 17th anniversary of 9/11, stop by the event and assist in putting together military care packages for our men and women currently serving.

If you enjoy spending time outdoors at our many parks and want to give back to the community, join the City of Fontana Park Clean-up event taking place at Martin Tudor Jurupa Hills Park on Saturday, September 8 from 8:00 a.m. to noon. Volunteers will be asked to rake, trim, shovel, sweep and pick up debris to help keep Fontana looking beautiful. We appreciate all of our volunteers who work behind the scenes to make great things happen in our community.

On Saturday, September 29, join us in celebration of National Public Lands Day from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at one of my favorite Fontana locations: the Mary Vagle Nature Center. Don’t forget to stop on by Fontana Park Pavilion from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. for the Chillin’ and Grillin’ BBQ Cook-Off. Cheer on your favorite grill master, while enjoying live entertainment and games. The family-friendly event is a great opportunity to get to know your neighbors and first responders.

Lastly, I would like to remind you that the City of Fontana completed a website redesign in the spring to provide the community with an easier way to find information about City programs and services. The City’s new website, with user-friendly search functions, reinforces our commitment to transparency and open government. Visit www.fontana.org and search under the Government tab to find information such as budgets, reports, and fees. 

I hope to see you at one of the many activities that the City is offering this month.

All the best,

Ken Hunt

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