Wednesday, December 30, 2015

2016 MONROVIA NEIGHBOR OF THE YEAR NOMINATIONS

The Monrovia Area Partnership (MAP) is looking for a Neighbor whose volunteer efforts mirrors the mission to MAP:  to combat crime and blight while encouraging resident activism and participation in the community. Established in 2015, the award honors a person who makes everyone feel welcome, goes above in beyond to help their fellow neighbor, or constantly helps to make your neighborhood look better place to live.

To submit your nomination, please use our online submittal form, which can be found by clicking on the following link:

http://www.cityofmonrovia.org/communitydevelopment/webform/map-neighborhood-conference


Please note: Person nominated must be a Monrovia Resident. Incomplete forms cannot be considered. Please complete whole nomination form and return to Monrovia Area Partnership at map@ci.monrovia.ca.us or at City Hall 415 S. Ivy Ave. Nominators will be anonymous. Deadline for nominations is Wednesday, March 23, 2016.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Women of Distinction Nominations!


Women of Distinction – Nominations Due January 15, 2016
Assemblymember Holden is seeking nominations to honor the 41st Assembly District “Woman of Distinction.” 
·         Open to all women who live or work in the 41st Assembly District: La Verne, Monrovia, South Pasadena, Upland, Claremont, Pasadena, Altadena, Rancho Cucamonga, Sierra Madre, or San Dimas.
·         The selection committee will select one woman to be honored from each city listed and among those selected; one woman will be selected as the 41st Assembly District Woman of the Year where she will be honored at a special ceremony in March 2016 at the State Capitol.
·         Submit completed nomination form by deadline.
·         No self-nominations.
Please think about a woman who is a leader that is positively contributing to the community.   For more information, contact Alex Zucco at Alex.Zucco@asm.ca.gov or 626-351-1917.





Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Veteran of the Year Nominations

Veteran of the Year – Nominations Due March 24, 2016

Our military men and women have always been our country’s strength and Assemblymember Holden is seeking nominations to honor the 41st Assembly District “2016 Veteran of the Year.” Assemblymember Holden will be honoring a Veteran from the district whose community service and work have made a positive impact. He looks forward to receiving nominations from within the 41st Assembly District, which includes: Altadena, Claremont, La Verne, Monrovia, Pasadena, San Dimas, Sierra Madre, South Pasadena, Upland, and portions of Mt. Baldy and Rancho Cucamonga. 

In order to qualify, the Veteran must reside or perform community service within the 41st Assembly District. The Veteran may be nominated by a resident or representative from a school, private and non-profit organization, municipality, chamber of commerce, and/or any other organization within the 41st Assembly District (No self-nominations).  One Veteran will be selected and recognized in Sacramento at a recognition ceremony in June 2016.


Please think about a Veteran who is positively contributing to the community.  For more information, contact Matthew Lyons at Matthew.Lyons@asm.ca.gov or 909-624-7876.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Small Business of the Year Nominations

Small Business of the Year – Nominations Due February 18, 2016

Assemblymember Holden is seeking nominations to honor the 41st Assembly District “2016 Small Business of the Year.”  The San Gabriel Valley has over 69,000 small and medium sized businesses, and he looks forward to receiving nominations for the great businesses within the 41st Assembly District, which includes: Altadena, Claremont, La Verne, Monrovia, Pasadena, San Dimas, Sierra Madre, South Pasadena, Upland, and portions of Mt. Baldy and Rancho Cucamonga.  Small businesses are doing great things for our economy and communities and submitting a nomination is a great way to share their contributions and successes.

In order to qualify, the business must have a physical location within the 41st Assembly District, have been in business for at least two years, and meet the SBA Small Business Size Standards. A business may be nominated by any business owner or resident and/or municipal and chamber of commerce staff within the 41st Assembly District (NO self-nominations).  One small business will be selected and recognized in Sacramento at the California Small Business Association Luncheon.

Please think about a small business owner who is a leader that is positively contributing to the community. For more information, contact Matthew Lyons at Matthew.Lyons@asm.ca.gov or 909-624-7876.





Wednesday, December 16, 2015

MAP Neighborhood Outreach Initiative: Care for Your Neighbor Program

On Saturday, December 12, the Monrovia Area Partnership (MAP) coordinated landscape beautification efforts with our MAP Neighborhood Leaders and volunteers, with the goals of improving two senior citizen homeowners’ landscape appearances. The Care for Your Neighbor program provides free drought-tolerant plants and mulch for low maintenance yards. This wonderful program came as an idea from the MAP Leaders who had a desire to help their fellow residents and volunteer more in the community.

Thanks to local sponsors, the Volunteer Center of San Gabriel Valley, MAP Neighborhood Leaders and our resident expert in leaf blowing Mayor Pro-tem Spicer,  this project was successful and the lucky homeowners have had their yards transformed! We are so appreciative of all of our volunteers who came out and worked hard to roto-till the yards, lay a heavy duty weed barrier, plant beautiful drought tolerant plants, and spread mulch. Be on the lookout for more volunteer opportunities during the year!

Monday, December 14, 2015

Are You Prepared for El Niño?

We have all heard about the pending El Niño season that is just around the corner.  In an effort to help Monrovians prepare for the pending storm events, the City has coordinated a series of community preparedness workshops to help residents get ready for what promises to be a wet rainy season!

The City’s Fire Department and Public Services Department will be working to facilitate the events, which are scheduled to take place on the following dates / times:

  • Saturday, December 19, 2015 – 10:00 a.m. in the Library Community Room
  • Tuesday, January 5, 2016 – 6:00 p.m. in the Library Community Room
  • Thursday, January 21, 2016 – 6:00 p.m. in the Library Community Room



Friday, December 4, 2015

ChapCare to Provide FREE Health Insurance Enrollment

On December 12, 2015, ChapCare will provide FREE Health Insurance enrollment assistance to the families and residents of Monrovia. The enrollment event will take place at ChapCare's Monrovia health center, located on 513 E. Lime Avenue.