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Tracy City Center Association

Programs Assistant

DESCRIPTION

Primary responsibility of this part-time position is the administrative, event, and program support of the Tracy City Center Association (TCCA). Candidate will report directly to the District Coordinator. Duties will include the performance of a wide variety of clerical/administrative office and program/event support. This position requires the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with TCCA board & committee members, property & business owners, and city & chamber staff.

Must be available to work twenty hours per week on weekdays, some week nights and the occasional weekend, as necessary.

EXPERIENCE – KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS

  • General office support and event experience preferred.
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) is required. Familiarity with InDesign and WordPress a plus.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.  Strong presentation skills are important.
  • Candidate must possess good public relations, organization, management and multi-tasking skills.
  • Familiarity with various social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) and ability to learn & update website, electronic kiosk, and phone application platforms used in the development of TCCA marketing campaigns. Graphic design skills are a plus.
  • Flexible and adaptive personality is required.
  • Maintain a regular and reliable level of attendance.
  • Ideal candidate will be a self-starter, and motivated to continuously learn & grow.

Send cover letter and résumé to:

Tracy City Center Association

Email: apply@tracycitycenter.com

Fax: (209) 879-0102

No phone calls or drop-ins please.

Press Release

DOWNTOWN TRACY REVITALIZATION CONTINUES AT RECORD PACE

Community Benefit District Renewal, Steady Leasing Activity Points to Positive Growth Trend

Tracy, Calif., May 15, 2015 - Downtown Tracy and the Tracy City Center Association (TCCA) had a banner year in 2014 with the notable accomplishment of a 10-year renewal term of its Downtown Community Benefit District (CBD), coupled with a high level of retail and restaurant leasing activity.

The CBD was renewed by Downtown Property Owners at a public hearing during the City Council meeting on November 18, 2014 by an overwhelming majority vote of approval (87.7%). City Council’s endorsement and recommendation for renewal was critical for the additional 10-year term. TCCA contracted with New City America, a consulting company that has formed over 70 similar districts nationwide (and the current Downtown Tracy CBD), in February 2014 to initiate the steps for renewal of the CBD. The new term coincides with the start of a new fiscal year on July 1, 2015.

TCCA Board President Dino Margaros says he is extremely pleased with the rate of progress in Downtown Tracy. “Over the past two years, TCCA has been successful in attracting new restaurants, businesses, and investment at a greater pace than at any time in the last 25 years,” he said. “With the foresight of leadership at the City of Tracy, capital improvement projects like the Downtown Plaza on Sixth Street, a recipient of the San Joaquin Valley Councils of Governments Blueprint Award, helped pave the way for downtown revitalization. Other examples include the Tracy Transit Station, Grand Theatre Center for the Arts, downtown streetscape project, public/private partnerships for downtown parking lots, and various examples of commissioned public art. All demonstrate the City’s commitment and vision that help identify Downtown Tracy as the key City Center in a 20-mile radius. We are proud to be a part of this success story.”

Margaros went on to explain that the renewed CBD will help to increase commerce and economic development through strategic business attraction/expansion within the District, build a positive image of Downtown Tracy through targeted marketing and advertising, fund enhanced services related to maintenance, beautification and capital improvements, and host/co-host a variety of events to draw both new and returning customers into the area.

The boundaries of the renewed CBD were expanded on Central Avenue to include the portion between 11th Street and Grunauer Alley, using exactly the same assessment methodology as was originally adopted in 2009. The improvements and activities for the first year of the renewed and expanded Downtown Tracy Community Benefit District include benefit services based in five general areas; District Identity, Business Attraction, Sidewalk Operations, Administration, and long term Contingency/Reserve.

Downtown Community Benefit District Formation – A Look Back

In December 2009, Downtown Tracy property owners voted to fund special benefit services through a self-assessment, with the goal of jumpstarting and expediting the revitalization of Downtown Tracy. At the time, the national, state, and local economy were all exiting from a severe recession, and Tracy was one of the few cities statewide to take on such an initiative. By state law, new Property Improvement Districts, here named the Downtown Tracy Community Benefit District, had a maximum allowable first term of five years. Tracy City Center Association was formed as a 501(c) (3) non-profit public benefit corporation in 2010 to oversee and administer the operations of this new assessment district. The creation of the Downtown Tracy CBD and Tracy City Center Association in 2010, fostered an unprecedented partnership between the City and committed Downtown stakeholders to take the District to the next level.

Strong Leasing Activity

The Tracy City Center Association, via the Community Benefit District it administers in Downtown Tracy, has helped to galvanize leasing activity in the downtown area. Following is a list of leasing activity leading into and through the first quarter of 2015.

Services

Oak Valley Community Bank

Valley First Credit Union

Law Offices of Sidney Alegre

First Class Service Travel

The Look Hair Salon

Bank of Agriculture & Commere

Notre Dame de Namur University

Retail

Mia Bella’s Boutique

Origins Books

Main Street Music

Blast from the Past

The Owl Box

All Occasion Gift Baskets

Food/Beverage

The Commons

Thai Jasmine

EMOS Korean Restaurant

SweetArts Bakery

Delta Brews

I Live for Dessert

About Downtown Tracy

Downtown Tracy is a unique and authentic downtown, built upon strong community ties. It combines historic charm with contemporary interest, showcases a pleasing variety of restaurants, shops, services, & entertainment, and serves as the center of local activity for residents, businesses, and visitors. The Tracy City Center Association is the driving force behind the continued revitalization of the Downtown area. TCCA, a 501(c)(3) Community Benefit District, advocates on behalf of its district stakeholders (property owners, merchants, local government) and the Tracy community at large, through its focus and support of economic development, events, public safety, and beautification. To learn more about Downtown Tracy and TCCA visit www.TracyCityCenter.com.

Media Contact:

Lauren Pettipiece

District Coordinator

Tracy City Center Association

(209) 597-0073

lpettipiece@tracycitycenter.com

www.TracyCityCenter.com

-TCCA-

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TCCA Board Nominations & Officer Elections

TCCA

April 7, 2015

To: Downtown Tracy Community Benefit District Property Owners, Merchants, and Board Members

Subject: Tracy City Center Association Board of Directors Nominations and Officer Elections

The Tracy City Center Association has been delivering special benefit services to property owners within its boundaries since July 1, 2010. These services have been funded by the assessments generated by the Downtown Tracy Community Benefit District, which was approved by property owners in December 2009.

The Tracy City Center Association (TCCA), is a non-profit public benefit corporation and district management corporation under contract with the City of Tracy to disburse the revenues of the CBD on behalf of the property owners in the district. The Association has been operating since the Spring of 2010, and was recently renewed for a ten year term that ends June 30, 2025.

The nominations process is an open process and all interested property owners are encouraged to participate. Please keep in mind that in nominating yourself or somebody else, this is a working Board of Directors. Board members' eligibility is verified against a current list of paid property based assessments in the Downtown Tracy Community Benefit District, and subject to Article V of the corporate bylaws. Board members are expected to:

1. Actively participate in at least one of the Committees of the Board;

2. Help raise funds for the Board and its activities;

3. Support the goals and policies of the Board as articulated in Article II of the bylaws;

4. Attend all regular meetings of the Board and applicable committees;

We do not seek nominees to simply fill a seat, we seek active committed business and property owners who seek to rapidly improve the commerce, image, and amenities of Downtown Tracy.

Please take a moment to fill out the attached nomination form. You may nominate yourself to the Board. The selected nominees or candidates for the open Board seats will be announced at our Annual Elections meeting to be held on Thursday, June 11th, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. at the Tracy Transit Center, 50 East 6th Street.

Schedule for Annual Election Meeting:

Nomination Letters Distributed to Property Owners: April 7th, 2015

Nominations Due to Nominations Committee: May 26th, 2015

Annual Elections Meeting Held: June 11th, 2015

Nominations may be returned via:

Email: Lauren Pettipiece - lpettipiece@tracycitycenter.com

Fax: (209) 879-0102

Mail: Tracy City Center Association, 1025 Central Ave., Tracy, CA 95376

If you have any questions regarding this process, please do not hesitate to contact us at your convenience. Thank you for your ongoing efforts to help improve Downtown Tracy.

View/Print: Board Nomination Form

View/Print: Board Nomination Letter

Downtown Businesses Expand to New Locations

My Best Friend's Closet

(March 20, 2015) - Four retailers: My Best Friend's Closet, Bellissima Boutique, 2nd Avenue, and Mia Bella's Boutique are all relocating into new larger spaces on 10th Street. Exciting new retail, restaurants, and more are coming to a two block area of what is quickly becoming a hotspot in Downtown Tracy.

 

Read the Tracy Press article

New Businesses Open Downtown

A number of new businesses have recently opened and expanded downtown with more on the way for 2015!

The Commons Gastropub (49 W. 10th Street), Delta Brews Craft Beer Tap House (47 W. 10th Street), E-Mo's Korean Fusion BBQ (31 W. 10th Street), Thai Jasmine Restaurant (29 W. 10th Street) , MJ's Bar & Lounge (809 Central Ave.), and SweetArts Bakery (1020 B Street) are all open. I Live for Dessert (807 N. Central Avenue), and a new Italian Gelateria are being worked on with openings anticipated later in the year.

Main Street Music has relocated to 45 W. 10th Street after an extensive remodel and the addition of private lesson rooms to its new larger space. The Owl Box and a Yoga Studio have signed lease agreements to relocate into the former Tracy Press Building location in Downtown Tracy. New retail offerings downtown include Mia Bella's Boutique (110 W. 10th Street), Origins Books (33 W. 10th Street) and Blast from the Past (76 W. 10th Street) memorabilia/collectibles.

Oak Valley Community Bank recently opened its 15th branch at 1034 N. Central Avenue, and Valley First Credit Union purchased/relocated into a former bank building at 1003 N. Central Avenue. The Law Offices of Sydney Alegre (1015 Central Ave.) are a new addition to our District as well. First Class Service Travel now occupies a formerly vacant space at 618 N. Central Avenue, The Look Hair Salon expanded into a larger location at 840 N. Central Avenue, and the CMV Service relocated midblock at 51 W. 10th Street.

Check our TCCA Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram pages for updates as they happen!

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Grand Theatre Center for the Arts - Events

Grand Theatre Center for the Arts

The Grand Theatre is a gem in Downtown Tracy. It is truly an amazing facility due its thoughtful development as a professional arts organization and educative center within City government, as well as an important public resource as an economic redevelopment project. Hundreds of community leaders, arts patrons, educators and parents contributed to the planning process that ultimately designed the amenities and programming of the Center.

This municipal interdisciplinary arts center is the only one of its kind in the state of California offering professional and community-based fine arts programming through arts education, exhibitions, and performances of all kinds, and is one of only a handful of similar facilities in America.

The 37,000+ square foot facility opened in September of 2007 and is celebrating its 8th Anniversary during the 2014-15 Season. The Center is owned and operated by the City of Tracy and managed by the Cultural Arts Division in the City Manager's Office.

 

Information on Events, Exhibitions, Shows, and Programming

Grand Theatre Center for the Arts Events Calendar

Box Office Tickets

 

Upcoming Events

Girls Night - The Musical

Sun Kings - A Premier Tribute to the Beetles

Sentimental Journey Featuring the Swingin' Blues Stars

Big Country Roundup - Featuring Jackson Michelson and Stephan Hogan

Evolution - Journey Tribute Band

Ladies Spring Tea and Luncheon

Dancing with the Tracy Stars

Little Mermaid, Jr.

Winter/Spring 2015 Arts Education Catalog

Grand Theatre Center for the Arts

Print/View Arts Education Catalog - Winter/Spring 2015

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Downtown Tracy Welcomes You

When planning a visit to Tracy, you’ll want to come early and stay late! Shop, play, and dine in Downtown Tracy!

Once you arrive…relax and enjoy our warm temperatures and even warmer hospitality in our beautiful historic downtown.

Tracy is known for its many hometown events including the annual Farmers’ Market on Saturdays (April 4th-November 21st/10th Street), Block Parties (throughout the summer) in the Downtown 6th Street Plaza, Girls' Nights Out (twice per year), and the Fourth of July Day-In-the-Park (sponsored by the Tracy Chamber of Commerce) which is a taste of true small town Americana with hot air balloons, arts and crafts, and a spectacular fireworks display.

A new event for 2015 is the Taps on Tenth Craft Beer Tasting (April 17th). Tracy City Center Association’s signature Fall Wine Stroll (September 26th) marks the end of the summer event season. You won’t want to miss the Holidays in Downtown Tracy to kick off a fun filled holiday season. Do not forget to visit the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts website for entertainment and programming information throughout the year.

These events and more feature food, fun, great shopping and live entertainment for the entire family in a warm and welcoming setting …. For more information, click on the “Event” tab at the top of our home page!

Read more about the history of Downtown Tracy.

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