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Digital Update: New Director, First Floor Construction Progress, & More

Posted on April 12, 2021

Welcome Jess! Last week, Digital welcomed our new director, Jessica MacLeod! Jess has been busy getting situated, meeting with members of our organization and learning about the tools, workflows, and group dynamics of our team. During Monday’s City Council meeting, Mayor Kate, councilmembers, and other city staff joined in welcoming Jess to the organization 😊....

Nationwide & ICMA Schedule for April

Posted on April 8, 2021

Schedule an appointment with your appropriate rep below (scroll down for ICMA information) NOTICE TO CITY OF SAN RAFAEL EMPLOYEES: In April, Nationwide Retirement Specialist, Jim Laffoon, is available to meet via a phone appointment or a virtual (screen sharing) appointment. You can Enroll in the plan, Review your account, Increase your contributions, Combine other...

April Health Topic: Stress Management

Posted on April 8, 2021

  All - 2020-2021 April Stress Management Flyer Design Option A, English.pdf All - 2020-2021 April Stress Management Flyer Design Option B, English.pdf All - 2020-2021 April Stress Management Flyer Design Option B, Spanish.pdf All - 2020-2021 April Stress Management Flyer Design Option A, Spanish.pdf Welcome to our health topic for April — stress management....
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Digital Update: Canal WiFi, Digital Marin, Wildand Map, & More

Posted on March 26, 2021

Canal WiFi Goes Live at Kerner Campus The Canal WiFi network expanded to a new location this month after Marin County and MarinIT installed 3 Access Points on the roofs of the Health and Human Services Campus located at 3301 Kerner Boulevard, further expanding the coverage of the network throughout the neighborhood. These access point locations were designed to serve the adjacent parking lot area, reaching much of the Cardenas...
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Digital Update: A Year of Public Information in Review, Maps & Apps, Bookings, & More

Posted on March 5, 2021

Emergency operations public messaging has settled into a regular rhythm after a year of adapting to the changing landscape of COVID-19. Our team continues to collaborate with the County of Marin, community partners, and regional agencies to synchronize COVID-19 messaging to our community. The response to our community messaging has been positive. Our email newsletter read-rate remains strong, and we continue to see an increased amount of social media...
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Digital Update: New Digital Director, Citywide Needs Assessment

Posted on February 22, 2021

Digital Welcomes New Director  We are thrilled to be welcoming Jessica Macleod as the new Director of our Digital Team! We’re looking forward to bringing Jessica into the fold as soon as she comes on board April 1st—we have some big and exciting projects queued up this year and Jessica is the perfect person to help our team ship them out! Fun fact: As you have probably heard, Jessica is one of the Co-Founders at U.S. Digital...
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Digital Update: Cybersecurity, Events Permit Project, & GIS

Posted on February 8, 2021

Cybersecurity Awareness The next cybersecurity training module will be available Monday, February 8th. Employees will receive an email from do-not-reply@knowbe4.com with a brief description of the training and a link to your training session. The training takes about 45 minutes and should be completed by the end of the month. Why is this important? Security...

February Health Topic: Heart Health

Posted on February 1, 2021

Welcome to our health topic for February — heart health. You can help avoid future heart problems by making healthy changes today. And the same habits that help keep your heart strong also reduce your risk for other conditions — another good reason to take these health tips to heart. Creating new fitness habits can...

ICMA February Appointment Schedule

Posted on February 1, 2021

LET'S MEET UP! Your local representatives are here to help you stay on track and reach your retirement goals. CONTACT YOUR ICMA-RC REPRESENTATIVE... • To help you develop and stick to a retirement-saving strategy. • Review your plan's investment options. • Point you to helpful resources that provide additional information including online tools available at www.icmarc.org/learn....

Nationwide February Appointment Schedule

Posted on January 26, 2021

NOTICE TO CITY OF SAN RAFAEL EMPLOYEES: In February, Nationwide Retirement Specialist, Jim Laffoon, is available to meet via a phone appointment or a virtual (screen sharing) appointment. To schedule an appointment, click on Make an Appointment. You can Enroll in the plan, Review your account, Increase your contributions, Combine other retirement plans with your...
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Digital Update: Digital Workshops, Multifactor Authentication, the PSC, & more

Posted on January 25, 2021

Digital Workshops - New Approach to Budget Planning for Distributed Teams  In preparation for budget planning our team has started forecasting projects for the next fiscal year. Strategic planning with remote, distributed teams can be a challenge, but there are a number of digital tools our team uses to make collaboration work seamlessly. To help foster team contributions and share ideas in this workshop we used Google Jamboard, a tool that uses digital...

February Wellness Webinars

Posted on January 25, 2021

Please join Kaiser for their February Wellness Webinars! These classes are for all employees regardless of their health plan and you must register as space is limited. February 2:  Practical Skills Stress Management 11am   link2.2Stress.UCSD   February 3:  Thriving After the Holidays 11am   reglink2.3ThriveAM 1pm     reglink2.3ThrivePM   February 4:  Combatting Stress 11am   Register here! 1pm    ...

January Wellness Webinar

Posted on January 24, 2021

Just in! Please join Kaiser for their Thrive Thursday Wellness Webinars presented by Napa Solano Health Education! Wellness Webinars are designed for all employees regardless of their health plan. To register- click on the links below: January: COVID Effects on Mental Health (Thurs. January 28th, 2021) 11:00AM-12:00PM 1:00PM-2:00PM Note: all participants must register and space...
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Digital Update: Interim Operations, Canal Wi-Fi Usage, Digital Marin, & More

Posted on January 8, 2021

The Show Goes On: Digital Service Interim Operations   With the recent departure of our Digital Service Director, Rebecca Woodbury, the Digital team is moving forward with ongoing operations, supporting in-flight projects, and working to setup our next Director for success. In this interim period our Civic Design Manager, Sean Mooney, will be overseeing the Department’s operations and the team is...
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Digital Update: Marin Academy students, City event permits, delay send, & more

Posted on December 14, 2020

Marin Academy Class takes on Civic Tech in San Rafael The Marin Academy Transdisciplinary Leadership program is an application-based program for senior students to explore the nuances and perspectives of a social issue and then respond to it in partnership with outside organizations. The students in this year’s program are examining how city governments are...

December Health Topic: Mind/Body Wellness

Posted on December 1, 2020

Welcome to our health topic for December- Diabetes Prevention. You can find more resources at our Choose Better site The December challenge is “Keep Warm”.  The Keep Warm challenges invites you to donate a new or used coat to someone in need.  The coat can be any style or size.  You can give the coat to someone...
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Digital Update: COVID Fatigue, Canal Wi-Fi, & More

Posted on November 20, 2020

COVID Fatigue—We're All Feelin’ it  Residents are tired of being cooped up, tired of being careful, tired of being scared. Our collective fatigue is making some people careless – one reason COVID-19 is rising sharply again in California and throughout the U.S. The analysis reveals a substantial drop in resident interest about CVOID-related issues over time across the board, suggesting...
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Digital Update: Press coverage, the final PSC move, & more

Posted on November 7, 2020

Esri Spotlights Open Restaurant Map Last week Esri, the company that makes ArcGIS software and apps to combine mapping and data analytics, published an article highlighting our Open Restaurant Map., which we made using their technology. The article, “San Rafael Supports Minority-Owned Businesses with Open Restaurants”, highlights our effort to support minority owned businesses that...

November Health Topic: Diabetes Prevention

Posted on November 1, 2020

Welcome to our health topic for November- Diabetes Prevention. You can find more resources at our Choose Better site November: The November challenge is “Hard Times”.  The Hard Times challenges invites you to donate non-perishable food to a charity.  You could complete this challenge by donating a can of soup, but why not make it more than...
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Digital Update: Final Stages of PSC Move, Recreation Moves to City Website, Cybersecurity Training, & More

Posted on October 23, 2020

The Last Big Move into the Public Safety Center This Saturday marks the final push of moving equipment and services into the Public Safety Center as our team relocates Police servers from City Hall to their new home in the Public Safety Center. Services including the Police Department’s Computer Aided Dispatch system (RIMS) and the...
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