Friday, March 17th is the last day to share your ideas on how to best honor our local heroes! Submit your ideas on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter using the hashtag #LBHonorsVets, or by calling our office at (562) 570-6137 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Over the past three weeks we have engaged the community in a process to re-envision this year's Veterans Parade and Festival. On March 8th, we visited the Veterans Affairs Commission and asked our Veteran Commissioners to provide their input.
On March 15th, we had a thought provoking and informative discussion with various Veterans organizations, including the VA Long Beach Healthcare System, U.S. VETS Long Beach, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Leadership Long Beach and the LBCC Veteran Services Office, on how we can better serve our veterans.
Additionally, on March 20th we will be conducting a focus group with North Long Beach neighborhood association leaders to receive more resident feedback.
We would also like to thank Long Beach Community Action Partnership (LBCAP) for hosting a roundtable discussion on re-envisioning the Parade and Festival which will be shown on PADNET. This roundtable will include civic engagement experts, veterans, and community partners. We will share details of that broadcast soon.
And finally, we're happy to announce that the local non-profit City Fabrick has agreed to help facilitate this process to ensure that everyone's voice is heard. They will help us to take all of your ideas, and incorporate them into a plan for a revitalized and vibrant celebration for our veterans which will be shared in the coming weeks.
We look forward to hearing from you.