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The Mayor's Message

10/18/2021

The Mayor's Message - 10.18.2021

The City's Finance Department reports that the Citywide purchasing card program continues to be successful and this year, the City will receive a rebate check for $272,855.00. Since the City started the purchasing card program in 2012, the City has earned more than $2 million in rebates.

Fargo Cass Public Health's Nurse-Family Partnership program has openings for enrollment. The program supports first time limited income moms by having specially trained nurses provide home visits starting early in the pregnancy and continuing through the child’s second birthday. More information about the program is available on the Fargo Cass Public Health website.

The Fargo Public Library has received the 2021 North Dakota Star Library Award from the North Dakota State Library for going above and beyond with the service provided to the community. The Main Library’s Recognizing Reptiles event October 21st will feature live, cold-blooded creatures of all kinds from the NDSU Herpetology Club. The Main Library is hosting a Murder and Mayhem Trivia event with prizes on October 27th.

The Fargo Police Department’s Community Engagement team hosted a multi-cultural committee event involving a diverse group of Africans, Asians and Europeans, as well as religious affiliations. The group also received a traffic stop presentation and will be part of future engagement and education, as well as participate in events with the PD’s academy students.

The Bismarck Water Plant Superintendent Jim Kershaw was recently at a conference in Fargo and after returning home, sent the City the following message: “I have been at the Bismarck water plant for more than 38 years and have visited Fargo many times over the years. I can only say ‘wow’ at the improvements made over the last couple of years to Fargo’s water. During this last trip, I noticed the quality and taste of the water since Fargo’s recent improvements and it is a fine testimony to everyone involved and especially Troy Hall and his team. Congratulations and keep up the good work.”

We have two videos tonight produced by our Communications & Governmental Affairs Team. The first highlights last week’s Indigenous People’s Day festivities in the metro area. What a special day it was for our community. The second video shows a new MATBUS wrap which was installed last week as a City branding tool, showcasing Fargo as The Regional Leader and the Big City with an Even Bigger Heart. It features a changeable rear panel, which can be used to showcase special promotions or events to always keep the wrap new and up-to-date.