Showing posts from March 17, 2013

City to Participate in Earth Hour on March 23 at 8:30 p.m.

On Saturday, March 23 at 8:30 p.m. the City of Richmond will participate in the global initiative known as Earth Hour. Earth Hour is a World Wildlife Fund campaign that encourages individuals, businesses and governments to turn all non-essential lights off for one hour. Through this symbolic action, participants show leadership and make a commitment to ongoing change that reduces their impact on the environment. The City of Richmond is participating in Earth Hour by turning off all non-essential lights at 22 City facilities to include:             • John Marshall Courthouse                     • Manchester Courthouse             • Juvenile Courts Building                         • Juvenile Detention Center             • DPW Fleet Garage (Hopkins Rd.)          • Parker Field Warehouse             • Parker Field Auto Shop                            • Marshall Street Plaza             • Police Training Academy                        • Southside Community Services Center             • Eme

City Recognized as a 2013 Computerworld Honors Laureate

IDG’s Computerworld Honors Program recently announced the City of Richmond as a 2013 Laureate. The annual award program honors visionary applications of information technology promoting positive social, economic and educational change. The City received Laureate recognition in the Safety and Security category for the Automated Secure Alarm Protocol program. “Technology continues to play a pivotal role in transforming how business and society functions. For the past 25 years the Computerworld Honors Program has had the privilege of celebrating innovative IT achievements,” said John Amato, vice president & publisher, Computerworld. “Computerworld is honored to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of the 2013 class of Laureates and to share their work. These projects demonstrate how IT can advance organizations' ability to compete, innovate, communicate and prosper.” “Receiving Computerworld’s Honors Laureate acknowledges the outstanding achievement and advancement