We Work For You: Chris Quinonez

This week on ‘We Work For You’, we’re highlighting Chris Quinonez! Chris is on the “thermo crew” with Public Works. He and his team use thermoplastic to paint crosswalks around Fresno. It gets heated up to 400 degrees before being applied and leads to a more reflective, longer-lasting crosswalk – something that’s super important as […]

We Work For You: Chris Murillo

This week on ‘We Work For You’, we’re highlighting Chris Murillo! Chris has spent the last 23 years serving in the California Army National Guard, and now he’s serving the Fresno community as a Crime Scene Technician with the Fresno Police Department! He’ll be retiring from military service this year, but says that everything he […]

We Work For You: Jarred Garza

This week on ‘We Work For You’, we’re highlighting Jarred Garza! Jarred is a Project Manager in the Airports Division and oversees various projects from start to finish – including the Terminal Expansion Project, which broke ground earlier this year! He uses the skills he’s learned over 19 years with the City of Fresno to […]

We Work For You: Jesse Lopez

Operation Clean Up gives Fresno residents the chance to get rid of bulky items without leaving their homes. Fresno DPU crews come to pick them up, and Jesse Lopez is always right behind them! He follows along in a street sweeper to make sure your curb is squeaky clean! 🧹 To see when the Operation […]

OCA hosts grant writing workshop for Fresno area nonprofits

Image: The Office of Community Affairs was honored to author and host a grant writing training for Fresno-area nonprofit organizations seeking guidance on raising program funding. The training welcomed more than 20 Fresno nonprofit staff members interested in learning about grant writing. (Pictured: Grant Writing 101 workshop participants and OCA team members.) Often, nonprofit organizations expand […]

OCA helps Fresno business owner with restaurant reopening

Pictured: OCA Immigrant Affairs Liaison, Alma Martinez; Paul Aurora Singh, Desi Kitchen owner and OCA Indian Community Liaison, Harjinder Saini at Desi Kitchen Often, nonprofit organizations expand services by applying for and receiving philanthropic or government grant funding. Some organizations have dedicated grant writers who seek funding opportunities and author proposals. However, for many small […]

Fresno Mayor’s OCA Civic Academy Inaugural Class Graduation

The Fresno Mayor’s Civic Academy inaugural cohort graduates recognized at the Fresno City Council meeting on February 23, 2023. (Pictured: OCA Civic Academy graduates with Mayor Jerry Dyer, Deputy Mayor Matthew Grundy and OCA liaisons.)Twenty-five resident participants joined the Office of Community Affairs Civic Academy’s inaugural class. Academy graduates received certificates and recognition at the Feb. 23, 2023 City Council […]