Community Link Newsletter


Community Link Newsletter

March 24, 2023 | Edition 114

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. 

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New Leadership at the City of Irvine

Following a rigorous nationwide recruitment, the City of Irvine is pleased to announce two new department leaders. Sean Crumby will serve as the first Director of the new Project Delivery and Sustainability Department, and Christopher Slama will serve as Director of Community Services.

In his new role, Crumby will be tasked with leading the new department responsible for achieving the City’s vast Capital Improvement Program and sustainability ambitions. He will oversee approximately $100 million in Capital Improvement Projects annually, the implementation of Active Transportation Program efforts, the delivery of a globally relevant Great Park, and all environmental programs and efforts in the City, including the development and implementation of the City’s Climate Action and Adaptation Plan. He will begin his new position on April 10.


Slama will lead the City’s largest department with a budget of $41.6 million and 420 part-time and full-time employees. As Director, Slama will have oversight of the City’s 62 community and neighborhood parks, 13 community centers, three senior centers, two aquatics facilities, the Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine Animal Care Center, more than 10,000 acres of open space, and hundreds of recreation and educational programs. He will begin his new position April 3.


You can read more about Sean and Christophers' experience here.



Act Now to Pave a Pathway Toward Climate Goals 

Take the Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAAP) Survey to share your priorities and values when considering climate goals in the City of Irvine. 

The survey will help the City gather input from our community on potential greenhouse gas emissions reduction strategies, mitigation measures, and help us better understand community priorities. Input from the survey will be used in combination with feedback from our public workshops to inform the adaptation and mitigation measures in the draft CAAP.

Please visit to access the survey. For more information about Irvine's climate planning goals, visit

Resident Survey

Irvine Resident Input Requested for Senior Services

The City of Irvine Senior Services team is creating a 5-year Strategic Plan (2023–2028) and would like your input. Your feedback will help the City determine the best way to serve the senior community in the coming years.

The goal of the Strategic Plan for Seniors is to identify strategies that address the following key priority areas: healthy aging; housing and emergency preparation; social well-being and addressing isolation; marketing and communication; and transportation.

Irvine residents, age 50 and older, are encouraged to complete the survey online or in person at the Lakeview or Rancho senior centers or Trabuco Center. Your responses are anonymous and will be used to make Irvine an even better place for older adults. For questions, please contact Sandra Salcedo at 949-724-6356 or

High School Art Exhibition

High School Art Exhibition Showcases Local Talent

The community is invited to view artwork as part of the High School Art Exhibition — the newest installment of the Art at City Hall series at the City of Irvine. The exhibition will be on display from Monday, April 3, through Friday, July 21. A reception will be held Thursday, April 27, 4:30–6:30 p.m., at Irvine City Hall.


The High School Art Exhibition will feature paintings, drawings, photographs, graphic design, and mixed media works. This exhibition celebrates the unique perspectives and talents of budding artists from Irvine high schools, including Beckman High School, Crean Lutheran High School, Irvine High School, Northwood High School, Portola High School, University High School, and Woodbridge High School.


This year’s exhibition is guest juried by artist Francisco Javier Palomares, who will present awards to six outstanding exhibiting artists. Visit for more information.


Ramadan Mubarak!

The holy week of Ramadan began March 22, and will last through April 20. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting, prayer, reflection, and community. It is believed to be the month during which the Quran, the holy book of Islam, was first revealed to the Prophet Muhammad. 

During Ramadan, Muslims abstain from food, drink, and other physical needs during daylight hours, from dawn to sunset. The fast is intended to help Muslims focus on their spiritual life and develop self-discipline, patience, and compassion for those who are less fortunate. 

The City of Irvine wishes our community peace, light, and joy to those who are observing this holy month. Visit to learn more about Ramadan and other observances of our diverse community. 



Upcoming Meetings & Events 

March 25 | 11 a.m.

Caltrans Clean CA Community Day


March 28 | 2 p.m.
City Council Special Meeting


March 28 | 4 p.m. 

City Council Regular Meeting


View the City Calendar 

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