APD News Release: Rundberg Project Seeks Community Leaders at Meet & Greet Reception on July 10
Community members are invited to a reception on July 10 to get involved with a project to improve the quality of life in the Rundberg area.
The Restore Rundberg Meet & Greet Reception will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Greater Austin Merchants Cooperative Association building, 8801 Research Blvd. The event is free and open to the public.
“This project is a great way to build long-lasting relationships between the Austin Police Department and the Rundberg community,” said Austin Police Department Commander Donald Baker. “We are looking forward to working with our community partners and residents on this project. This will not only have a law enforcement piece, but will also build on previous planning efforts and will take a holistic look at the challenges and opportunities specific to this area.”
At the reception, attendees can learn about the Restore Rundberg Project and meet members of the Restore Rundberg Revitalization Team being formed, which so far includes City of Austin staff, University of Texas researchers, and community volunteers. Attendees can find out how to get involved in the project and apply for openings on the revitalization team.
Restore Rundberg is a neighborhood revitalization project funded initially by a 3-year, $1 million U.S. Department of Justice grant. The mission of the project is to improve the quality of life, health, safety, education, and well-being of individuals living and working in the Rundberg neighborhood.
The project takes a place-based approach that emphasizes collaboration with community partners to create and implement long-term strategies for revitalization.
For more information on the project, visit www.austintexas.gov/restorerundberg or call 512-974-8199.