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Feb 28

Community Gardens Come Back

Posted to Community Services News on February 28, 2020 at 12:08 PM by Janet Lo

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Community Gardens Come Back
Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris has announced the reestablishment of the Community Gardens program. Shelby County residents will have an opportunity to garden vegetables, fruits, or flowers for free on a 100’ x 25’ plot. The Community Garden is located at 6265 Gardener Road and has approximately 400 plots. Shelby County Public Works has launched a new website with an interactive map to assist those navigate the plots.

The gardens are anticipated to open in April 2020.

“These community garden plots are a great opportunity for residents to grow their own food, nurture healthy lifestyles, and benefit from enjoying our county’s greenspaces. Shelby County wants to have an active role in promoting a culture of healthy living and staying active. I hope residents with a green thumb, or those hoping to get a green thumb, will take advantage of this program.” -- Mayor Lee Harris  

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Jan 30

Mayor's Action Center

Posted to Community Services News on January 30, 2020 at 8:47 AM by Janet Lo

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Shelby County Mayor's Action Center

People are often surprised to hear there is a resource for all comments, questions, and complaints in Shelby County. The Mayor’s Action Center serves as the central bureau for information and complaints for Shelby County Government. The center is responsible for ensuring the investigation of citizen complaints and also providing on-site visits to organizations, civic clubs, and neighborhood associations. 

Visit: www.shelbycountytn.gov
Call (901) 222-2300, between the hours of 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday
Or use the app: Search the App Store or Play store for “Shelby County Mayor Action Center”

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Nov 21

Honoring Our Veterans

Posted to Community Services News on November 21, 2019 at 4:16 PM by Janet Lo

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Honoring Our Veterans

The Shelby County Veterans Services Office partnered with other Veterans organizations to provide information and resources at events throughout this month honoring our Veterans and their families.

The month-long Veterans celebrations began with the 17th Annual Military Appreciation Luncheon held at the University of Memphis Holiday Inn. Sponsored by the County (Mayor Lee Harris) and City (Mayor Jim Strickland), the luncheon hosted over 600 Veterans and their family members. Memphis Police Director Michael Rallings gave a stirring keynote address and the event was highlighted with Mayor Harris making a special presentation to retired SCG Veterans Services Officer Joseph Kyles. 

Shelby County Mayor Harris and the Veterans Services Office honored the Military Veterans who work at the County by inviting each employee to a breakfast held at Graceland in their honor. During the breakfast, Mayor Harris presented each Veteran with a special gift and certificate.

On Veterans Day, the County's Veterans Services Officer, Dr. Michael Ellis, participated in several Veterans events. His day started with Memphis expressing its appreciation to Veterans with the Annual Memphis Veterans Day Parade where Dr. Ellis served as part of the parade’s pass and review stand. The Annual Veterans Day Lunch sponsored by Congressman Steve Cohen was another great success. 

Beyond celebrations, we want Veterans to know that we are actively trying to serve their needs as well by providing information about the services we provide. To that end, the Veterans Services Office will hold a Veterans Resource Seminar for county staff. Alpha Omega and West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery are two resources who will participate in this event and provide useful information for the Veterans to utilize.

Contact your Shelby County Veterans Service Office at 901-222-4237, located in 1060 Madison Ave. (Memphis) and 7930 Nelson Street (Millington). 

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