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News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 20, 2006

CONTACT: Chris A. Vogt
Public Works Director
951.413.3100

City earns “Project of the Year” Award

The Inland Empire Branch of the American Public Works Association has presented the City of Moreno Valley with a “2006 Project of the Year” award for the Conference and Recreation Center. The project is one of a very few in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties selected for such recognition.

Chris Vogt, Moreno Valley Public Works Director/City Engineer said, “The city’s staff worked diligently to provide a Conference and Recreation Center that would be a source of top quality service and pride to the community.”  The Conference and Recreation Center is just that.  This “state of the art” facility is 45,000 square feet in size and contains a full size gymnasium and basketball court, men and women locker rooms with showers, a fully equipped workout facility operated by Fitness 19, training and conference rooms, staff offices for the Parks and Recreation Department’s personnel, a day care facility room, and a banquet facility that can accommodate 400 people complete with a stage, a fully equipped kitchen, and a large community patio area complete with an outdoor patio with a fireplace.

This is the second award that the City has received for this project.  In March 2006, the City received for the Conference and Recreation Center a state-level award for the building design from the California Parks and Recreation Society (CPRS).
Karen Reams, Project Manager said, “We are honored that this facility has been recognized by two professional organizations. This facility has a unique design with both formal and recreation elements.  This gives the residents more opportunity to enjoy this multi-use facility.”

The American Public Works Association is a professional association of individuals, public agencies and private sector companies dedicated to providing high quality public works projects and services. It was chartered in 1938 and is one of the largest and oldest organizations of its kind in the world with 27,000 members throughout North America.