1/26/2017 City of Mountain View Media Release City of Mountain View
Office of the City Manager
500 Castro St., 3rd Floor
Mountain View, CA 94039

MEDIA RELEASE 01262017-1
Subject :

Community Building Forum Set for February 11
Contact : Christina Gilmore
Assistant to the City Manager
(650) 903-6215

(Mountain View, Calif.)— The City of Mountain View Human Relations Commission (HRC) will host a Community Building Forum on Saturday, February 11 from 10:00 a.m. until noon at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts (500 Castro St.). Titled “Affirming Mountain View’s Values and Building Community in Times of Uncertainty,” the focus of the event will be to provide information on community services and reaffirm a citywide commitment to diversity, inclusivity, engagement and civility. The Forum is a free event with light refreshments and available translation services, where residents and employees of Mountain View businesses are encouraged to attend.

"This Community Building Forum will acknowledge all of the different backgrounds and points of view in our community," said Mayor Ken Rosenberg, "and provide a starting point for people to come together in support of safe, civil and respectful conversation."

The Forum will be facilitated by the HRC Chair, Aila Malik; Vice Chair, Evan Ortiz; and Maria Marroquin, Executive Director of the Mountain View Day Workers Center, and include a discussion panel of area leaders, as well as, provide an opportunity for audience members to ask questions. The panel of leaders will include: Mountain View Vice Mayor, Lenny Siegel; Santa Clara County Supervisor, Joe Simitian; Mountain View Police Chief, Max Bosel; Mountain View Whisman School District Superintendent, Dr. Ayinde Rudolph; Los Altos School District Superintendent, Jeff Baier; Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District Associate Superintendent, Mike Mathiesen; County of Santa Clara Deputy Public Defender, Carlie Ware; and a representative from the County of Santa Clara Office of the District Attorney. Information on immigration, legal aid and social services agencies will also be available for community members who are seeking additional resources.

To learn more about the HRC, get updates about next year’s community building forum and give feedback to the HRC, visit www.MountainView.gov/HRC or email hrc@mountainview.gov.

# # #

Alternate Contact:
Shonda Ranson, Communications Coordinator
(650) 903‐6302, SRanson@mountainview.gov