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What’s Great About Greeley: 6th Best Place for 1st Time Home Buyers

With these announcements we are appreciating the good work of our residents, showing support for their efforts, and encouraging everyone to share the word that Greeley is Great.

Homes-in-Greeley2019 Best Places for First-Home Buyers: Greeley Ranked #6 in the Nation
Greeley has been ranked #6 in the nation on WalletHub’s “2019 Best Places for First-Time Home Buyers” list.  WalletHub compared 300 cities across 27 key indicators of market attractiveness, affordability and quality of life. (And by the way….Greeley ranked #3 for Quality of Life).

School District 6 Volunteers: President’s Service Award
Twenty-nine Greeley-Evans School District 6 volunteers have qualified to receive the President’s Volunteer Service Award for the hours they have logged this year working in schools and at other school district sites. The President’s Volunteer Service Award recognizes United States citizens and residents who volunteer in their communities to make a difference in six areas of focus, one of which is education. Volunteers logged more than 31, 000 hours of service.

Billie Martinez Elementary: PBL Champion School
District 6’s Billie Martinez Elementary School has been recognized as a Project Based Learning Champion School by the Buck Institute for Education.  Billie Martinez was the only school in the nation to receive this award.

Councilor Dale HallColorado Municipal League: Executive Board Appointment
Kudos to Greeley City Councilmember Dale Hall for his re-election to the Colorado Municipal League Executive Board. The CML Board is responsible for overall finances, management and policy affairs of the League. CML is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization providing services and resources to assist municipal officials in managing their governments and serving the cities and towns of Colorado.

International Trustee: National Key Club Board
Congratulations to Greeley Central’s Indigo Parlin for her recent nomination as the International Trustee for the national Key Club board. She will serve on a board of trustees at the international level, making decisions for the largest student-led service organization in the world as well as overseeing three of her own districts.

Colorado Getaways: Greeley Highlighted
Greeley has been drawing some great attention lately. AAA Colorado’s EnCompass magazine and the online blog “Love your parks tour” have both highlighted Greeley as THE place to visit, play and live.  You Just Gotta’ Get Here!  

University of Northern Colorado: Most Entertaining Blog 2018
Congratulations to University of Northern Colorado 2016 graduate Elizabeth Van Lierde.  Her online blog, College Housewife, was voted the Most Entertaining Blog of 2018 by Saveur magazine.  With over 100,000 followers, Elizabeth credits Greeley and Northern Colorado as her inspiration.

School District 6 Receives $1.5M School Access for Emergency Response Grant  
Greeley-Evans School District 6 has been awarded a $1.5 million grant from the state of Colorado through its 2019 School Access for Emergency Response grant program. The grant will be used to purchase radios and radio towers that will allow school safety teams at all schools, including charter schools, to be in direct radio communication with the Greeley Police Department, Evans Police Department and Weld County Sheriff’s office during an emergency. The grant will also provide training for safety teams and law enforcement agencies on crisis management and use of the radios.

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