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September 20, 2016 > City of Fremont News Briefs

City of Fremont News Briefs

Submitted By Cheryl Golden

City of FremontÕs BoxART! Program Manager to be recognized by Alameda County for Leadership in the Arts

In 2014, the City of Fremont implemented its BoxART! Program, which gives local artists the opportunity to transform more than 160 graffiti-covered traffic signal control boxes into vibrant pieces of art. The program has shown great success, with many Fremont traffic boxes being decorated and enjoyed by thousands of residents and visitors.

Fremont resident and the CityÕs BoxART! Program manager, Susan Longini, has been awarded the 2016 Alameda County Arts Leadership Award, along with seven other individuals, for her achievements and contributions that regularly impact the arts community and residents of Alameda County.

In addition to serving as manager of the BoxART! Program, Susan is a member of the City of FremontÕs Art Review Board and a professional visual artist who is nationally recognized for her kiln formed glass, with her work widely collected and presented in various public and private spaces. She was also appointed to FremontÕs Art Review Board in 2000 and served as president for four years.

On Tuesday, September 27, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors will honor the 2016 Alameda County Arts Leadership Award recipients at a commendation ceremony in conjunction with the CountyÕs celebration of California Arts Day and National Arts and Humanities Month. The ceremony will take place during the BoardÕs public meeting, which will begin at 10:45 a.m. and will end at 12:30 p.m. at the Alameda County Administration Building, Board Chambers, 1221 Oak St., 5th floor, Oakland. Friends and family members of the award recipients are welcome to attend. Please RSVP to Rachel Osajima at (510) 271-5162 or

For more information about the City of Fremont BoxART! Program visit

City of Fremont Keeps Residents Connected with eNews Subscriptions

It can be difficult to stay on top of everything thatÕs going on in the City of Fremont. From upcoming meeting to newsletters to social media, there are so many outlets to keep up with. The City of Fremont makes it easy for community members to stay up-to-date with its eNews Subscription service. These digital updates are sent directly via email or text, and provide locals a great way to stay updated on City of Fremont happenings.

To sign up, visit and subscribe with an email address or mobile phone number. You can also choose from a variety of topics for updates, including volunteer opportunities, meeting agendas and minutes, upcoming City events, news, and more.

Additionally, many City of Fremont departments, including Community Development, Human Services, and Recreation Services, develop individual digital newsletters to provide the community with in-depth information on their current activities.

Sign up for FremontÕs Community Development e-newsletter at Sign up for FremontÕs Human ServicesÕ e-newsletter at Sign up for FremontÕs Recreation ServicesÕ e-newsletter at ThereÕs a lot going on in Fremont, and the City is committed to keeping residents informed.

City of Fremont Dance Instructor Recruitment

Dance teachers arenÕt just teachers for their students; theyÕre role models, advisers, confidants, and friends that dance students rely upon throughout their formative years. Dance teachers make a significant, lifelong impact on children and adolescents. From the youngest children to fickle teenagers, perhaps nothing is as universal in its ability to express emotion, beauty, and grace as dance.

The Fremont Recreation Services division is looking for fun, friendly, energetic, and creative individuals who want to share their love for dance with students 3 to 18 years of age. WeÕre looking for someone who will invest their time to help develop and teach classes while building personal connections. Experience in teaching children is desirable; however, we will train the right candidate. This position is perfect for someone studying dance/movement, retired dancers, or someone who has trained but does not have direct teaching experience.

Current needs are for Saturday morning ballet classes for 3 to 5 year olds and 5 to 7 year olds and Monday afterschool ballet/tiny tappers. Teaching opportunities can expand to tap, jazz, ballroom, and other classes as well. We are also looking for an adult ballroom dance instructor on Monday and Friday nights and an intermediate senior tap instructor on Mondays, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. and 1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. For more information, please contact Recreation Supervisor Debra Crenshaw at (510) 791-4351.

Startup Grind Fremont

Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. Startup Grind Fremont, a local chapter, holds monthly meetings for startups, entrepreneurs, and VCs to share experiences, learn from each other, and create a Òculture of innovation.Ó The monthly chapter meetings include time for networking and a fireside chat with a local CEO.

Here are details about upcoming Startup Grind Fremont events:

Tuesday, September 27: Join us for a conversation with Andrew Dickson, founder and CEO of Acre Designs, a startup creating Zero-Energy smart homes with a unique approach to prefabrication. Acre was recently funded by and participated in Y-Combinator, the worldÕs leading startup accelerator. An interior architect and industrial designer, Andrew has led projects for Loreal, Rubbermaid, Bass Pro, Embraer, Piaggio, Aerion, and many more.

Tuesday, October 25: Join us for a conversation with Prashant Shah, Managing Director of TiE LaunchPad, an accelerator for enterprise startups. He is also an active charter member of TiE Silicon Valley ( and has been an early stage venture investor since 2001.

Startup Grind Fremont events will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Electronics For Imaging (EFI), located at 6700 Dumbarton Cir. For more information or to register for these events visit

Harness the Power of Solar with SunShares

Solar electricity is helping cities throughout the Bay Area meet energy needs while reducing air pollution, enhancing resiliency, and revitalizing neighborhoods. The City of Fremont is one of nearly 40 local government agencies and major employers participating in Bay Area SunShares, a community-wide clean energy program that expands access to solar energy and zero-emission vehicles via pre-negotiated discounts. By pooling the buying power of individual participants, SunShares has negotiated competitive pricing from solar and ZEV vendors, passing those discounts on to residents.

Three local and recognized solar installation companies (PetersenDean, SkyTech Solar, and SunRun) have been selected for the program and are offering discounted pricing to residents, making now the most affordable time to go solar. This year, SunShares is also introducing zero-emission vehicle discount options on the Nissan Leaf and Toyota Mirai.

Imagine the possibilities: Save on your home utility bills, cut your gas costs, reduce your greenhouse gas footprint, and drive on clean energy. Plus, youÕll be doing your part to help Fremont win the $5 Million Georgetown University Energy Prize. Learn more by attending this upcoming workshop at the Fremont Main Library:

Saturday, Sep 24
1 p.m. Ð 2:30 p.m.
Register at

To sign up for a no-cost, no-obligation home solar evaluation, receive your vehicle discount code, and learn how you can save on your utility bill for years to come by plugging into the sun, visit This limited time offer is available until November 4.

Movies under the Stars: ÔStar Wars: The Force AwakensÕ

Join the City of Fremont Recreation Services for a free Friday Night movie on September 23 in Downtown Fremont. ÒStar Wars: The Force AwakensÓ is rated PGÐ13 and will start in the evening after sunset. Enjoy this outdoor movie on the big screen for a fun night out with delicious gourmet food trucks as part of Fremont Street Eats, which is hosted by the Fremont Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Food Truck Mafia. This Friday Night movie will take place on Capitol Avenue between State Street and Fremont Boulevard. For more information, visit

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