FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
City of Ridgefield, Washington Announces 3rd Annual "National Night Out" Party
Press Contact Information:
Kay Kammer, Director of Finance & Administration
Ridgefield, WA, July 25, 2007 - The City of Ridgefield announces that it will hold its third annual "National Night Out" on August 7, 2007. The event will be held in Davis Park on Main Avenue in downtown Ridgefield from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
The free event provides citizens the opportunity to meet the City Council and public safety staff from the Police and Fire Departments. This open forum will introduce residents to city leaders to increase understanding of city-provided services, and encourage interaction with neighbors. The City anticipates that, like the previous two years events, the event will prove to be an enjoyable evening and will assist in promoting community pride.
The National Night Out program began in 1984 and is held the first Tuesday each August. The program has been extremely successful in promoting involvement in crime prevention activities, strengthening community relations and encouraging neighborhood camaraderie. 10,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases around the world will join in hosting events.
The event in the City of Ridgefield was made possible by sponsorships from Target, who continues this year as the National Sponsor, and Comcast, Bank of Clark County, Port of Ridgefield, iQ Credit Union, Legacy Salmon Creek Hospital and Union Ridge Elementary School Parent-Teacher Association.
The City is pleased to announce that this year's event will add a concert by the U.S. Army Rock Band, which performs a wide range of music for all ages.
Mayor Gladys Doriot said, "National Night Out is a nationwide event designed to generate citizen support and participation in local anti-crime efforts, strengthen neighborhood spirit and build police and fire-community partnerships. National Night Out is an opportunity for the citizens of Ridgefield to come together for an evening of friendship and neighborhood unity. Lock your doors, turn on your porch light, and come join in the fun".
The City of Ridgefield, incorporated in 1909, is a rapidly growing community located in northern Clark County, Washington approximately 10 miles north of Vancouver, Washington. Over the next 10 to 15 years, the City of Ridgefield expects to grow to a population of over 24,700 persons with an employment base of over 15,000 jobs. The City has adopted a Council-City Manager form of government. The City Manager acts as the chief executive officer of the City overseeing daily operations, annual budget development and implementation, and personnel. The City Manager works with a management team composed of the Director of Communications/City Clerk, Director of Finance and Administration, the Community Development Director, the Public Works Director and the Police Chief to insure that community services are provided and that the policy directives of the City Council are carried out in the most efficient manner possible.