MV selects new economic manager
The city of Mountain View appointed Alejandro (Alex) Andrade economic development manager, effective Sept. 20. Andrade replaces Ellis M. Berns, Mountain View’s long-serving economic development manager, who retired at the close of 2012.
“Alex’s experience has given him a unique range of skills that will greatly benefit Mountain View,” said City Manager Dan Rich. “Economic development is important to the city’s fiscal sustainability. I am confident that Alex will be able to build strong relationships with the business community.”
Andrade brings more than 13 years of economic development, business recruitment and retention experience. He previously served as program officer for the Silicon Valley Community Foundation.
Screening of ‘Bully’ film scheduled
The city of Mountain View Recreation Division and Youth Advisory Committee have scheduled a free screening of the documentary “Bully” 7 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts’ Second Stage, 500 Castro St.
The event, open to youth 13 and up, parents, teachers and youth program providers, is slated in honor of National Bully Prevention Month.
More than 13 million children nationwide are bullied every year, according to the Bully Project, making it the most common form of violence experienced by youth.
“Bully,” directed by Sundance and Emmy-award winning filmmaker Lee Hirsch, shines light on the topic, offering an intimate, unflinching look at how bullying has touched five children and their families.
Following the screening, the Youth Advisory Committee and the Community Health Awareness Council will facilitate a question-and-answer session.
Seating is first come, first served.
For more information, call the city of Mountain View Recreation Division at 903-6331 or visit facebook.com/mountainviewrecreation.
MV CERT stages drill Sunday
Several hundred members of Mountain View’s Community Emergency Response Team are scheduled to host a citywide drill 1-4 p.m. Sunday.
According to Lynn Brown, Mountain View’s Office of Emergency Services coordinator, the semiannual exercise engages neighborhood CERT groups in simulated emergency scenarios that sharpen their communications skills.
To date, more than 1.000 residents have graduated from the city’s CERT program.
During the drill, volunteers from seven or eight neighborhoods will assess their areas for damages that could result from a major winter storm and submit reports to the Emergency Operations Center at the Mountain View Fire Station.
Brown said participating ham radio operators would employ packet-switching technology to transmit email-like reports to the center.
For more information or to join CERT, visit ci.mtnview.ca.us/city_hall/fire/programs_n_services/cert.asp.