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City Employees Featured on GovLove Podcast

Posted on April 6, 2020

The City of San Rafael has now had two employees featured on the Engaging Local Government Leader (ELGL) "GovLove Podcast"! Most recently, San Rafael City Clerk Lindsay Lara joined the show to discuss how her office teamed up with Digital Services to set up public meetings in an age of social distancing. She also talked...

Record and Share Your Teams Meeting

Posted on April 3, 2020

This video reviews how you can record a Teams meeting, share the video in Microsoft Stream, and control who sees the video. When you are in a Microsoft Teams meeting, click the menu icon (ellipsis) and select "Start Recording." This will start the video recording. After the meeting is over press the menu again and...

April Health Topic: Stress Management

Posted on April 1, 2020

Welcome to our health topic for March — Stress Management.  The April challenge is “Money Fast”.  The Money Fast challenges invites you to not spend any money 4 out of the next 30 days.  You pick the days, they do not need to be consecutive.  Perhaps you pick the same day each week, that’s up to...

Intro to Using Teams for Remote Work

Posted on March 25, 2020

Learn the basics of Microsoft Teams including: This video goes over : How to install and access Teams How to set up a Teams meeting How to Join a Teams meeting Meeting etiquette and tips Chatting Teams conversations in Channels
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Covid-19, Virtual City Council Meetings & Together San Rafael

Posted on March 24, 2020

Best. Team. Ever. When we brought the idea of YouTube live chat as an option for public participation, it would have been an easy “no” in most cities. But on our team, we have honestly taken the guiding principles and made them apart of our everyday thought process, naturally. Together in Service:     A true...
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Digital Update: COVID-19 is here

Posted on March 20, 2020

Getting Information Out During COVID-19 Team Digital has been leading the City’s public information efforts in response to COVID-19, working in close coordination with the County of Marin. Serving in the role of Public Information Officers, we are working alongside the Emergency Operations Center team to develop resources for residents, businesses, and staff adapting to...
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2019 Employee and Team of the Year

Posted on March 12, 2020

2019 was a record-setting year for the Employee Recognition program. We received 50 nominations for either employee or team of the quarter, which collectively recognized approximately 130 different employees. The competition was fierce, but your Team and Employee of the Year are: Mall Pop-Up Team!! In just four days, this incredible team brought together city...

Novel Coronavirus Update – March, 10, 2020

Posted on March 11, 2020

We want to provide you with an update on COVID-19 and what the City and County are doing in response. This remains a dynamic situation, requiring immediate action and long term planning. First and foremost, your health and safety and the health and safety of our community is a top priority. Please stay home if...
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Digital Update: Sin Barreras, Stay Healthy, Snack & Learn, Demo Day, and more!

Posted on March 6, 2020

Spanish-Language Engagement Learning Lab Update On Wednesday, March 4 the Learning Lab’s Spanish Language Engagement Team, Sin Barerras (No Barriers), spent the afternoon at the Marin Community Clinic Health Hub connecting with community members through candid conversation, listening, sharing experiences with local government, and of course free swag. The Health Hub is a weekly farmers...

T-Mobile Offers & Discounts for City of San Rafael Employees

Posted on March 6, 2020

All employees are eligible, whether existing T-Mobile customers or looking to switch from a different carrier. These exclusive offers for public sector employees are not available in retail stores and only through our T-Mobile Wireless Perks phone number at 1-888-256-5541 with the City of San Rafael promo code 27749TMOFAV.   City of San Rafael T-Mobile...

myStrength- Now Available for Kaiser Permanente Members at no cost

Posted on March 6, 2020

Available to Kaiser Permanente members only. About myStrength? myStrength offers access to clinically-proven tools to self-manage stress, depression, anxiety, substance use disorders, insomnia, chronic pain and more through a fully-integrated user experience that also provides industry-leading support for comorbid conditions – as physical and emotional health challenges often co-occur. Additionally, myStrength offers one-to-one Coaching capabilities,...
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Novel Coronavirus Update

Posted on March 5, 2020

The City of San Rafael is coordinating daily with the County Public Health Department and Office of Emergency Services in order to be fully prepared and up to speed on the latest information regarding the Coronavirus. We recognize that many staff members have concerns about this situation and we will keep everyone informed as new...

March Health Topic: Nutrition Wellness

Posted on March 1, 2020

Welcome to our health topic for March — nutrition wellness. This month, we focus on simple things you can do to encourage nutrition wellness.   You can find more resources at our Choose Better site The March challenge is “Meal Plan”.  The Meal Plan challenges invites you to plan your meals 3 days a week during the...

Digital Update: Phishing + Snack & Learn

Posted on February 25, 2020

Phishing Emails Increase Over the past week, reports of phishing emails have increased. As ransomware attacks on cities continue to grow, we all need to be on high alert for suspicious emails. A phishing attempt looks like it’s from someone you know or a legitimate source and is seeking sensitive information. If you reply or...

Snack and Learn: How to Make a Great Flyer

Posted on February 14, 2020

At this Snack and Learn, the Digital team talks about how to make your flyer look awesome. This video covers: Intro to design principles, how to think like a designer Intro to Canva - Free online flyer design tool Tip on making a great design

Digital Update: New Wayfinding Map, Climate Action Website, Public Notice Boards, & more!

Posted on February 11, 2020

Digital Helps Library Design New Wayfinding Map Over the past few months, Sean Mooney has worked with Miriam Wallen in Library and Recreation to develop a wayfinding sign for the downtown San Rafael Library. The new map allows for Library staff to make changes when materials move locations in the Library and integrates with the Library’s...

February Health Topic: Heart Health

Posted on February 1, 2020

Welcome to our health topic for February — heart health. This month, we focus on simple things you can do to protect your hearts and reduce the risk of heart disease.  You can find more resources at our Choose Better site The February challenge is “Hold On”.  The Hold On challenges invites you to wait 5...
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Digital Update: afternoon snacks, 2020, all-hands recap

Posted on January 24, 2020

Did we say, “Lunch & Learns”?? We meant “Afternoon Snack & Learns”! 😉 Based on some feedback, we have changed the Lunch & Learns to AFTERNOON SNACK & Learns. Just show up, plan on learning something new, and enjoy an afternoon snack! Next month’s Afternoon Snack & Learn will be on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 from...
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Lunch and Learn – How to Write a Great News Post

Posted on January 22, 2020

Did you miss our Lunch and Learn on "How to Write a Great News Post?" You can watch and hear a recording of our presentation below. or view it online in Microsoft Stream.

January 2020 All Hands Recap

Posted on January 15, 2020

On January 14, the Department of Digital Service and Open Government held their monthly all-hands meeting. Highlights Christine talked about a new project we are working with to develop a dashboard that aggregates anonymized public comments and sentiments about issues in facing the community. We will be working with a company called ZenCity and are going to get starting...
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