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Gilbert News Brief: Week of August 12th

Post Date:08/12/2019 7:00 AM

Gilbert NewsHello, Gilbert! Here are the top news and events for the week of August 12th:

  • Park University is growing! The Gilbert campus, located in the heart of the Heritage District, is increasing its footprint from 11,000 square-feet to nearly 18,000 square-feet. The campus is also extending its downtown lease two more years, through 2023. Now in its second year of existence, the Gilbert campus offers a variety of undergrad and graduate degree programs as well as intercollegiate athletics. Head to park.edu/admissions to learn more. 

  • A job in public safety can be stressful and the Gilbert Police Department is taking an innovative approach to ensure the mental well-being of its officers and staff with its new peer support program. Meditation classes, heart rate variability tools and a therapy dog named Cora are key pillars of the program, which is available to all department employees. To the man behind the program, 16-year Gilbert Police veteran Ed Morales, head to our Digital Newsroom.

  • You’re invited to Chill with a Cop this Saturday, August 17th at AZ Ice Gilbert. Join officers on the rink for an afternoon of ice skating and enter to win some fabulous prizes like a Ring video doorbell or ice skating packages. Admission is free with the donation of five canned goods to benefit the United Food Bank.

  • Other events this week include a Parks and Recreation Board Meeting at 6 PM on Tuesday, August 13th, a Council Subcommittee Meeting on Board and Commission Application Screening, Interview and Selection at 6 PM on Thursday, August 15th followed by a Regular Town Council Meeting later that evening at 6:30 PM. 

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