Civics Class- OPEN TO ALL AGES- Complimentary lunch
Meet and Greet Your Public Servants
Come and Learn in a relaxed atmosphere
February 17th 9:45-Noon
Please join us on Wednesday, February 17th, 2016, for a very informative and informal Civics class with Mayor Ivy Taylor, State Representative Jason Isaac, Constable Mark Vojvodich AND his police dog, Alvin. Alvin will perform a drug detection and an attach demo. Alvin was unable to attend the last class. It will be a VERY informative class. Our speakers will share at our Civics class on Wednesday, February 17th, and take your questions. We start with music at 9:45 am. Mayor's time will be limited with us so you need to arrive promptly by 9:45. Email Gale at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about the Civics program. Dress code is modest business casual. Email email@example.com with any questions.
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Please RSVP by Friday February 12 to give an accurate head count for lunch
Representative Jason Isaac
Mayor Taylor began her career working for the City of San Antonio in the Housing and Community Development Department and the Neighborhood Action Department. While at the City, she worked with a variety of neighborhood associations, developers and nonprofit organizations in order to facilitate inner city redevelopment. After six years, she left employment with the City of San Antonio to become Vice President at Merced Housing Texas. At Merced, she worked to create and implement programs to improve family stability for apartment community residents. For six years, Mayor Taylor also lectured at UTSA in the Public Administration Department.
During her tenure on the City Council and as Mayor, she has remained focused on balanced growth throughout our city and targeted investment in areas where opportunities have been limited. She led the effort to bring over $50million in federal funding for revitalization of San Antonio’s Eastside. As Mayor, she and the City Council worked with San Antonio Water Systems to achieve unanimous approval for the Vista Ridge Water Supply project which will help ensure water supply for our growing city.
Mayor Taylor currently serves on the board for Healthy Futures of Texas and Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas. She has served on the City's Planning Commission and as a Commissioner for the City's Urban Renewal Agency (SADA). Mayor Taylor completed the Leadership San Antonio class sponsored by the Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, and in 2004 was acknowledged by the San Antonio Business Journal as a "Rising Star" in their "40 under 40" class.
Mayor Taylor obtained a Master's Degree in City and Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1998. In 1992, she received a Bachelor's Degree from Yale University. Mayor Taylor is a devoted wife and a mother.
Constable Mark Vojvodich and Alvin
Come out on Wednesday and greet Alvin. He is back with Constable Mark Vojvodich. You will have an opportunity to see his dog and his patrol car towards the end of the program. Police dogs are used in many departments across the country. Their duties may include searching for drugs and explosives, searching for lost people, looking for crime scene evidence, and protecting their handlers. Police dogs must remember several hand and verbal commands.
About Our Program
Our FREE Civics class meets each month at FEAST. The FEAST Civics Coordinator, Gale Sayers, spends many months handling arrangements with local and state politicians and government and civic leaders in preparation for our free Civics Classes. Please honor our guests by coming in business casual attire. No shorts. We ask that skirts or dresses be worn to knee length with no visible undergarments. No hats on male attendees.
Whole families are invited! There are no age limits and parents/grandparents do attend with the children. Students must have at least one parent/adult in attendance unless a special arrangement has been made. Attendance is open to all. Your faithful participation will ensure the success of these events,so please make it a priority on your family’s calendar to be physically present. No writing is required, but personal notes are strongly encouraged. No tests are given. Come out and enjoy a very interactive time with our guests.