Community Link Newsletter


Community Link Newsletter

August 19, 2022 | Edition 84

Welcome to the Community Link Newsletter

Our weekly newsletter aims to keep residents and businesses connected to us and all that is going on in and throughout the City. You can connect with us and learn more about our community, cultural events and celebrations, and news of interest by reading this newsletter, visiting our website at, and following us on our social media channels listed at the bottom of this email. We look forward to connecting with you. 


City's Purchasing Team wins Procurement Award!

Procurement Award

Congratulations to the City’s purchasing team, which has been recognized for its outstanding work by the National Procurement Institute.
For the 17th consecutive year, the team received the Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award, which recognizes innovation, professionalism, productivity, and leadership in its commitment to acquiring quality goods and services at the best value to the City.
The purchasing team has been dedicated to conducting outreach and education to disadvantaged businesses interested in contracting with the City. Through its efforts, the City has increased the number of women-owned and minority-owned companies notified of bidding opportunities and awarded over $2 million to these businesses in 2021.
You can learn about business outreach programs, bid opportunities, and more at

Irvine Recovery Plan

Irvine Recovery Plan — Vulnerable Populations and Small Business Assistance Grants Program

Time is running out to apply for the Irvine Recovery Plan ––Vulnerable Populations and Small Business Assistance Grants Program. 

Through the program, the City of Irvine will provide two-year grants to local nonprofit organizations that provide services and programs to the Irvine community. Nonprofits proposing community programs and direct financial assistance programs can apply for funds in one of three categories:

  1. Vulnerable Populations Grants: $2,200,000 is available for nonprofit organizations to operate programs that serve vulnerable populations.
  2. Small Business Assistance Grants: $2,200,000 is available for nonprofit organizations to operate small business assistance programs.
  3. Emerging Nonprofits Grants: $300,000 is available for grants to emerging nonprofits to operate programs that serve vulnerable populations or small businesses and receive organizational development support.

Applications are due August 24 at 5 p.m. Please visit the City's website at to access the applications. Completed applications and any questions should be emailed to

Senior Fitness Expo

Fitness Has No Age Limit Attend the Free Expo!

Irvine adults ages 50 and older are invited to the Senior Fitness Expo, Friday, August 26.

This free event, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Lakeview Senior Center, features health screenings, a wide variety of health and fitness exhibitors, and educational presentations.

Guests will be treated to demonstrations in dance, tai chi, strength training, and yoga, and can win prizes in an opportunity drawing. Senior Fitness Expo does not require pre-registration. Learn more at

Inside Irvine

Inside Irvine Now Available in Mailboxes!

Read the fall edition of Inside Irvine for the latest information on City news and activities.

Learn how the Irvine Global Village Festival supports local businesses; read about the many ways Irvine is celebrating diversity, equity, and inclusion; and find out how you can prepare yourself for wildfires.

Plus, browse all programs, camps, and events available for kids and adults this fall in the Activity Guide. See the most updated activities and sign up at; registration is now open. 

National Liberation Day of Korea

National Liberation Day of Korea and Victory Over Japan Day

This day commemorates the liberation of Korea from Japanese rule in 1945. While Korea has been an independent nation for centuries, it had been invaded multiple times.

The day the United States and Allied powers helped liberate Korea from 35 years of Japanese rule became known as Victory Over Japan Day. It took three years after Korea became independent in 1945 for the nation to establish the Republic of Korea.

Many countries celebrate Victory Over Japan Day August 15; however, America celebrates this day in September when the Japanese formally signed a declaration of surrender. 


Upcoming Meetings & Events 

Aug. 20 | 6:30 p.m.

Splash-In Movie & Recreation Swim


Aug. 25 | 5 p.m. 
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Meeting

Sept. 9 | 5-9 p.m. 
Mid-Autumn Festival

Sept. 13 | 4 p.m.

City Council Meeting

View the City Calendar 

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