In a change from the past, the City of South Pasadena will recognize those who have served the city during a Commission Congress scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 28, starting at 6 p.m. at the War Memorial Building.
Following dinner, the public portion will begin at 7 p.m.
“This event is part of a larger effort to better utilize the expertise and passion of our many City commissioners,” explained John Pope, South Pasadena’s public information officer.
In the past, explained Pope, commissions would give a short annual report during a City Council meeting “where it tended to be overshadowed by other city business,” he said. “Nor was it seen by other commissioners.”
During Thursday’s event, the reports by chairs of commissions will be the focus and heard by Councilmembers and other commissioners.
Pope said the reports will include a recap of major actions and events over the past year and include a high-level work plan for the coming year.
“We will also spend time acknowledging our commissioners for volunteering their time and expertise to help the city,” said Pope. “Commissioners will also have a chance to build relationships outside of their own groups.”
Pope envisions the Commission Congress becoming an annual event.
The War Memorial Building is at 435 Fair Oaks Avenue in the city.