City of Fresno Announces New PARCS Director

Mayor Lee Brand and City Manager Wilma Quan-Schecter today announced that Parvin Neloms Jr. has been named the City of Fresno’s new Parks, After School, Recreation and Community Services (PARCS) Director.  He takes over the position currently being held by Interim PARCS Director Bruce Rudd.  Neloms begins his position with the City on October 30, […]

Ninth Annual DAC Achievement Award

Each year, in conjunction with the celebration of October as Disability Awareness Month, the City of Fresno Disability Advisory Commission (DAC) recognizes individuals, organizations, and City employees that have improved the quality of life for people with disabilities in Fresno.  Recipients will be honored on October 26, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. during the City Council […]

City of Fresno Celebrates the Grand Re-opening of Fulton Street

Mayor Lee Brand was joined by former Mayor Ashley Swearengin, City leaders, staff and hundreds of supporters to witness the grand re-opening of Fulton Street in the heart of downtown Fresno and the successful completion of the Fulton Street Reconstruction Project.  The event re-opens the six-block-long thoroughfare to vehicular traffic for the first time in […]

Mayor Brand Reveals City’s Amazon HQ2 Proposal

Fresno Mayor Lee Brand held a press conference at City Hall this morning to provide the details on the City of Fresno’s proposal to land Amazon’s second headquarters, outlining the key reasons why Fresno is the ideal location for the HQ2 project. The online retail giant announced last month that it had plans for a […]

Mayor Brand Statement on the Passing of Ambassador Phillip Sanchez

Mayor Lee Brand released the following statement on the passing of former U.S. Ambassador Phillip V. Sanchez: “Fresno has lost another giant.  Phillip Sanchez served as the highest-ranking Hispanic official for three U.S. Presidents, as Ambassador to both Honduras and Colombia, and as Assistant Director in the Office of Economic Opportunity.  He rose from poverty, […]

Residents shine in collaborative process to select $70 million in TCC funding

Residents of Southwest Fresno, Chinatown and Downtown Fresno came together over the course of nine public meetings facilitated by the City of Fresno to select a package that will invest $70 million of cap-and-trade funding from the State of California through the Transformative Climate Communities program. Residents and business owners in the area were invited […]

Mayor Brand Statement on Tragedy in Las Vegas

Mayor Lee Brand released the following statement on the deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas last night: “I want to offer my condolences and prayers to everyone affected by this act of madness.  This senseless tragedy has shocked our nation, and we should be grateful for the quick response by Las Vegas police and emergency […]