The City of Temecula won the Award for Excellence in the Economic
Development Through the Arts category of the 2017 Helen Putnam
Award for Excellence program. For more about the awards program,
When families needed better options, the city partnered with a local nonprofit to deliver thoughtful and inclusive community based programming.
The community and city collaborated to build a much-needed park.
This partnership provides long-term housing and services to
chronically homeless individuals.
The project’s safety and traffic improvements helped secure over
$3.8 million in grant funds.
The city launched a pilot program after local
homelessness-related services were reduced or cut.
Training and mentoring employees on the job and investing in
their growth saves time and money.
The city mobilized a hard-hitting campaign to address a crisis.
A collaborative effort helps keep kids on track.
A public-private partnership promotes healthy living and provides
free fitness classes and more to residents of all ages.
Students become stewards of the land and water.
City Corps participants gain valuable career skills.
Concerned residents volunteered to implement a program to
mitigate the drought’s impact.
A connected community is a stronger community.
First Weekend Palm Desert helps increase the city’s tax revenues
and makes it a regional center for the arts by drawing crowds to
lively events from November through May.
Animal shelters nationwide are inundated during “kitten season.”
The city took legal action to help property owners effect change
and address the shootings, illegal drug sales, traffic and other
problems that plagued the complex.
The city and its partners created a model that helps communities
use limited resources to solve multiple problems.
After years of fiscal challenges, the city implemented innovative
programs to boost efficiency and accountability.
The online registry provides an important public safety tool.