Community Service Day Brainstorming Meeting and Project Proposals

We’re pleased to announce the third annual Community Service Day will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2016.  This event is Folsom’s largest day of volunteerism and service.  This major citywide event mobilizes hundreds of volunteers of all ages and interests to complete service projects throughout Folsom.

Our goal is to connect volunteers with projects that make a positive, lasting impact in the Folsom area.  We are seeking community-based projects for this year’s Community Service Day event. 

A community brainstorming meeting is planned for Wednesday, March 16 to explore and identify potential projects.  The meeting will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Folsom Community Center located at 52 Natoma Street in Folsom.  Please RSVP to  
Does your organization have a need for volunteer assistance and/or a potential service day project?  Consider submitting a brief proposal to Christine Brainerd, City of Folsom Communications Manager, at by Friday, March 25.  A list of requested information is below. 

A sampling of projects from 2015’s Community Service Day include:
• A citywide food drive for the Twin Lakes Food Bank
• Clean up projects at Folsom Lake and Lake Natoma
• Bike storage locker at Powerhouse Ministries
• P&SVRR railroad equipment cleaning and Railfest site preparation
• Packing of 500 care packages for overseas military troops
• Wildflower seed spreading
• Women's Transition Center irrigation project
• Folsom History Museum beautification projects
• Tree plantings and acorn collections 

Request for 2016 Community Project Proposals
Project Name:
Organization Name:
Project Location/Address:
Brief Description of Project:
Estimated Number of Volunteers Needed:
Volunteers My Organization Can Contribute:
Estimated Total Project Cost:
Amount My Organization Can Contribute to Project:
Financial Support Requested:
Contact Person:
Email Address:
Contact Phone:
Thank you for your participation in the 2016 Community Service Day event!

2016 Community Service Day Steering Committee 
Mayor Steve Miklos, Folsom City Council
Nancy Atchley, Powerhouse Ministries
Christine Brainerd, City of Folsom
Jeremy Burke, Gold Country Media/Folsom Telegraph
Terry Carroll, Style Media Group
Brad Franklin and Steve Wright, Lakeside Church
Joe Gagliardi, Folsom Chamber of Commerce
Dan Haverty, Rotary Club of Folsom Lake
Johnny Perez, Safe Credit Union
Timothy Polasik, Folsom State Prison
Eric King, LDS Church
Sara Minnehan, Aerojet Rocketdyne
Justin Raithel, Folsom Leading Young Professionals
Anthony Retodo, M.D., Kaiser Permanente
William Hodges, Mercy Hospital of Folsom
Rob Ross, Think Smart
Stephanie Smith, Intel
Tammy Thompson, Twin Lakes Food Bank