Strategic Goal No. 2: Vibrant Neighborhoods
Key Performance Results – For the first quarter of 2014-15, Code Enforcement key performance indicators are showing positive results. Voluntary Compliance = 97.7 percent, Percent Proactive Cases = 70.9 percent, and Corridor Proactive Cases = 91.5 percent.
Strategic Goal No. 4: Safe and Secure City
Blue Christmas Recap – The Irving Police and Fire Blue Christmas organization collected enough donations of money and toys to assist 300 families with 1,100 children this year. Volunteers worked hard collecting donations at the Chili Cookoff, Pancake Breakfast, and Toy Drive. Special thanks go to their corporate sponsor, Mosaic, which donated more than $32,000 this year, along with many volunteer hours.
National Night Out – Irving was selected as one of the top 30 cities in the United States for the 2014 National Night Out (NNO) event this year. Criteria for the award include law enforcement involvement, neighborhood participation and media coverage. In addition, the state of Texas received the Top-Ranked State award. The City of Irving had more than 30 separate NNO events Aug. 5.
Strategic Goal No. 7: Cultural, Recreational and Educational Environments
Little Women Christmas – More than 60 residents attended the Lit’s Alive Little Women Christmas. Residents enjoyed crafts, holiday pastries and a screening of the 1994 film adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s famous work. The Young Adult Action Council also offered free gift wrapping services to all attendees.
Posadas – East Branch Library hosted its second annual Posadas holiday event with 300 residents in attendance. The event featured children’s author and illustrator Xavier Garza and performances by Amor a Nuestra Cultura Ballet Folklorico. Posadas was made possible in part by a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Holiday Food Drive – Throughout November, City of Irving recreation centers collected canned goods and pantry items to donate to Irving Cares for the holiday season. In this combined effort, the centers collected nearly 900 pounds of food to distribute to families this year.
Winter Camp – City recreation centers offered winter camp sessions for students in grades K-5 during the two-week break from school. More than 180 children attended camp, which was offered at each of the six centers throughout the city. Campers were entertained with gym activities, arts and crafts projects, games and field trips.