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Mayor’s Message, Walnut Creek, By Mayor Carlson

Aug 27, 2017 10:09PM ● Published by Elena Hutslar

Mayor’s Message, Walnut Creek

It is hard to believe we are already moving into fall. I hope everyone had a terrific summer, full of plenty of fun and sun.

Youth Leadership Commission

As our children and young adults return to another school year, I want to make sure everyone is aware of the Youth Leadership Commission, set up by City of Walnut Creek. The goal of the commission is for our future leaders to take an active role in the community now. Youth commissioners will interact directly with city leadership as they learn about our city government and the challenges it faces. The commission will meet twice a month, from September through June. The commissioners will spend the first part of the year learning about local government. The second part of the year, the commissioners will study and explore an issue affecting the city and then report directly to the city council with their analysis and recommendations. To participate on the commission, the youth must live in Walnut Creek and be in high school or the home school equivalent. The term for each commissioner will be not more than two years. Please see the City of Walnut Creek website for more information.

Impacts of the Arts and Culture Sector

We received our Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 study by the Americans for the Arts non-profit organization.  It is the most comprehensive such study performed by that organization in the country and confirms that in addition to the invaluable benefit received through the arts, the arts also generate significant economic benefit for our city. Indeed, the study provides compelling evidence that our nonprofit arts and culture sector is a $41.5 million industry in the City of Walnut Creek. The sector supports over 1,000 full-time equivalent jobs. The arts and cultural organizations leveraged a remarkable $20.4 million of additional spending by their audiences within the city. While every community has a need for arts and culture to support its quality of life, we sometimes forget that this sector of our economy also generates jobs and revenue for our community. This study confirms the significant impact of this sector to our economy.

New City Manager

Finally, we welcome Daniel Buckshi as our new city manager. Daniel has extensive experience in management, having previously worked at the County of San Luis Obispo for 15 years, the last 4 ½ as the county administrative officer. Daniel is a terrific person and we hope you get a chance to meet him.

 

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