City of Vallejo Highlighted as Part of Strong Cities, Strong State Campaign

Oct. 11, 2012
Contact: Eva Spiegel: (916) 658-8228


City of Vallejo Highlighted as Part of
Strong Cities | Strong State Campaign


Sacramento - Today the city of Vallejo was profiled as part of the ongoing “Strong Cities | Strong State” campaign highlighting local government success stories across California.  “Strong Cities | Strong State” is a project of the League of California Cities and the California City Management Foundation (CCMF). 

The city of Vallejo profile is accessible at:

The “Strong Cities | Strong State” website is the centerpiece of a campaign broadly promoting city success stories alongside profiles of the elected officials and city managers working together to build and maintain a high quality of life for California city residents. 

Highlights of the city of Vallejo’s profile include:

  • A short description of what the city has to offer to visitors and to the community;
  • A brief look into Vallejo’s recent successes, such as the city’s work with the recreational parks, the continuing growth of Mare Island productions, and the new additions to the fire department; and
  • Quotes from prominent people throughout the community on the accomplishments the city has recently achieved. 

“We are proud to be a part of a campaign that highlights the strengths of California cities" said Vallejo City Manager Daniel Keen. “Our community recently passed through a very difficult financial phase. Vallejo is now experiencing significant new investment and community engagement. Our future is bright and we are proud to highlight our community as a model of resilience and strength.”

The overarching goal of the “Strong Cities” campaign is to promote the innovation and experience of local officials in delivering vital services at a time when this expertise is vitally needed by state leaders struggling with fundamental issues of governance. “Strong Cities | Strong State” seeks to position cities as vital, necessary and equal partners in building a better California.

 “The city of Vallejo has been a supportive partner of Touro University California as we establish a graduate campus committed to educating caring professionals in the areas of health care and education. The recent commitment of tax funds to environmentally clean, demolish or renovate aging structures on Mare Island along with current conversations to develop opportunities for businesses on Mare Island is necessary and greatly appreciated.”
– Marilyn Hopkins, DNSc, Provost and COO, Touro University California

The Strong Cities | Strong State campaign will continue profiling individual cities each day, with a goal of highlighting all California cities over the coming year-and-a-half. Profiles include photos, video and other media articulating how each individual city has been working to both provide essential services, as well as elevate the quality life of its residents. Success stories will range from public safety initiatives to educational partnerships, infrastructure improvements to community engagement strategies and more.

Visit “Strong Cities | Strong State” at