Once Around the City: Mayor’s night out, youth jobs program, parking, and tunes

Tim Currie’s Motown Band kicks off the TDD Summer Concert Series Sunday, June 29.

NORWALK, Conn. – Mayor Harry Rilling will host his next Mayor’s Night Out from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, June 30, at the Silvermine School, 157 Perry Ave.

Department heads and elected officials will be present.  The mayor invites Norwalk residents for their comments and input on city services.  The next community meeting after that will likely be in September.

Summer Youth Employment Program gets a boost

The Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) is scheduled to receive financial contributions totaling $10,000 from two separate organizations today: First County Bank and Serving All Vessels Equally (S.A.V.E.).

SAVE will present Mayor Harry Rilling with a check for $5,000 to support the Summer Youth Employment Program at 9:30 a.m. It will be the first time the SYEP has received financial contributions from a community-based program.

First County Bank will also present Rilling with a check for $5,000 at 3:30 p.m. First County Bank has been supporting the Summer Youth Employment Program since 2000 through its annual community grants initiative. In addition, this year First County Bank will also become a new work site that will provide a job opportunity for a youth.

Both presentations will take place at Norwalk City Hall, 125 East Ave., in the mayor’s office, room 236.


Welcome back to the pier

It’s back, and it’s better than ever. Mayor Harry Rilling and Council members will be on hand at 12:15 p.m. Saturday, June 28, for the official ribbon cutting at the Captain Clarke Pier at Calf Pasture Beach.

The pier, jetty and seawall were destroyed during storms Irene and Sandy. The new pier includes six fish stations with water, benches, aluminum rails, a concrete jetty sidewalk, and a 6-foot higher elevation at the end of the pier. Tower Optical has placed two view finders back on the pier as well. The public is invited.


Norwalk Parking Authority recognized for good hype

The Norwalk Parking Authority (NPA) was one of three winners of the International Parking Institute’s (IPI) Parking Matters Marketing and Communications Award, Year’s Best at the organization’s annual conference in Dallas, held June 1-4. Receiving the award at the conference was Kathryn Hebert, Norwalk’s administrative services manager. Dallas/Fort Worth Airport and Montgomery County, Md., were the other two winners.

The award recognizes excellence in marketing, public relations, promotional, and communications-outreach in the parking industry for the NPA’s marketing efforts through community outreach, new consumer-friendly technologies and an innovative public art program, “Art in Parking Places.”

“Norwalk sees parking as an essential piece of economic development, community vitality and sustainability as we seek to make parking a benefit and enhancement for area businesses and residents,” said Mayor Harry Rilling.

Julius Hayward, chairman of the Norwalk Parking Authority said, “The NPA’s marketing campaign, ‘We Have a Spot for You in Norwalk,’ ties in to our goal of making parking and the parking experience easier and more enjoyable so Norwalk residents and visitors can enjoy all that Norwalk has to offer.”

The IPI Conference is the largest educational and networking event for parking and transportation professionals in the world with more than 2,500 attendees representing 36 countries, including representatives from major domestic and international municipalities.


Summer Concert Series presented by TTD

TTD, East Norwalk’s Third Taxing District, has announced its Summer Concert Series. All concerts take place from 5 to 7 p.m. at Calf Pasture Beach. Concerts do not have rain dates.

  • Sunday, June 29: Tim Currie’s Motown Band
  • Sunday, July 13: The Suit, Ty & Thuursty
  • Sunday July 20: The Fairfield Counts
  • Sunday, July 27: Tracey DeLucia
  • Sunday, Aug. 3: The Easton Banjo Society
  • Sunday, Aug. 10: Memphis Soul Spectacular
  • Sunday, Aug. 24: Déjà vu


5 responses to “Once Around the City: Mayor’s night out, youth jobs program, parking, and tunes”

  1. One and Done.

    Harry is very visible when it comes to taking credit for accomplishments under his predecessor and the volunteers that made all of these possible.
    Where is he on any of the real issues before him right now? Nowhere to be found.
    No surprise here that NON choses to ignore his subsequent politicization of boards and appointees who were integral to these achievements.
    I’m sure NON will give credit where due when the […] storm of property tax bills starts to surface in the next few weeks.
    One and Done.

    This comment was edited for offensive language.

  2. EnoughisEnough

    Hmm…Parking Authority gets an award for public relations and community outreach in a conference in Dallas??? How about concentrating on fixing the meters to make sure they work and are customer friendly instead of taxpayers paying for frivolous conferences?

  3. piberman

    Will there be an extended discussion on the City budget and taxes relative to residents midest income ? Dream on.

  4. EastNorwalkChick

    NPA gets an award for public relations and community outreach? This is a joke right?

  5. One and Done.

    Harry Rilling taking credit for it is the joke. How long before this guy starts tweeting us traffic updates? Empty suit. No ideas. No convictions. No clue. Except for a knack for finding photo ops.

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