LIVERMORE

Recreation, park board announces changes

The Livermore Area Recreation and Park District's board of directors has announced some changes in their elected officers for 2014.

Board Vice President David Hutchinson will serve as board president for 2014, and Director Bob Coomber will move up to vice president.

Also, the board reappointed Jack Roach to the Personnel Commission for the January 2014-2018 term. Roach, with a background in school administration and human resources, has served on the commission since August 2011. For more information, visitwww.larpd.dst.ca.us.

-- Jeremy Thomas, Staff

DUBLIN

Candidates are sought for annual city awards

The city is accepting nominations through 5 p.m. Jan. 17 for three civic awards: Dublin citizen, young citizen and organization of the year.

Nominations may be completed online at www.dublin.ca.gov/vre or obtained in writing by calling the City Clerk's Office at 925-833-6650. The awards recognize contributions to the quality of life in Dublin in 2013. The young citizen of the year award recognizes the volunteer service of a Dublin youth in first through 12th grade.

Winners will be announced at a banquet Feb. 14 in the Shannon Community Center.

-- Denis Cuff, Staff

DUBLIN

Marketing survey seeks honest opinions of city

City leaders want the public to tell them if Dublin is boring or beautiful, what they like or don't like about the city, and what its reputation is to residents and outsiders.

An online survey to help Dublin come up with a marketing brand is open through Jan. 9 at the city's website. Visit it at www.ci.dublin.ca.us, and click on the marketing brand link to participate.

Dublin residents and nonresidents are invited to take part in the survey, part of a branding effort that also includes interviews with Dublin residents and workers. City officials want a brand to express Dublin's unique identity, said Linda Smith, the city's economic development director.

"We want the community to speak with a common voice and purpose when promoting Dublin as a community in which to live, a destination to visit or a place to start or grow a business," she said.

-- Denis Cuff, Staff