On June 13th, Regional Representative Amy Hartman officially opened the doors to our new Solano County-based office in downtown Fairfield. The Solano County team is excited to get to work on several pressing issues in the area, including the creation of a Solano County Regional Park and Open Space District, the renewal of the Fairfield urban growth boundary (UGB), and supporting the newly-adopted Heart of Fairfield plan that will reinvigorate and revitalize downtown Fairfield.
Office opening attendees included Solano County residents, open space advocates, non-profit leaders, and elected officials. Guests enjoyed food from Vacaville coffee house JOURNEY, local produce from Suisun Valley farm stands, beer from Fairfield’s Heretic Brewing Company, and Suisun Valley’s Wooden Valley wine. Attendees also went home with a small succulent, donated by the UC Master Gardeners of Solano County.
Remarks were given by longtime Fairfield resident Rick Wood, Greenbelt Alliance CEO Jeremy Madsen, Orderly Growth Committee Member Duane Kromm, and Greenbelt Alliance Solano County Representative Amy Hartman.
Amy called for attendees to engage in the “countywide, grassroots effort” that will be needed to support the creation of a Solano County Regional Parks and Open Space District. One easy way folks can do this is by signing up to receive our email updates (scroll to the bottom of the page to subscribe).
Aeriel Silva of Assemblymember Jim Frazier’s district office presented Greenbelt Alliance with a Certificate of Recognition from the Assembly of the California Legislature (see photo), citing Greenbelt Alliance’s efforts “to promote public policies fostering environmental stewardship, adding local agriculturalists and supporting open space conservation.”
We are excited to have an office again in Solano County and look forward to connecting and working with the community! Contact us to learn more about our efforts in Solano County.