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      The Community & Personnel Services Department is entrusted to “Create A Healthy Community Through People, Parks and Programs” and consists of six full-time employees and between twelve and fifty part-time employees depending on the season. Additionally, the Department utilizes the services of contract instructors for special interest classes and benefits from the numerous hours that many volunteers donate to the Department.

      The Department is responsible for a variety of facilities and programs ranging from traditional recreation programs to arts, filming, public information, and transportation. The Department operates the Community Recreation Center and Youth Activity Center, Sierra Madre Aquatic Center, Hart Park House – Senior Center, and six parks as well as supports and coordinates the activities of the City’s Community Services Commission, the Senior Community Commission, and the Community Arts Commission.  

      The Department also performs a variety of personnel and risk management duties including employee and volunteer recruitment and retainment, benefits administration, personnel file maintenance and security, workers compensation, as well as insurance and liability protection. The Department provides city-wide training for its quality employees who exhibit professionalism, excel at customer service and promptly assist residents with their needs.

      Community Services & Personnel Mission Statement: The Community & Personnel Services Department provides valuable resources to the community that decrease crime and increase property values. The Department strives to turn tax dollars and fees into fun, safe, healthy and accessible family orientated programs and services for the community. The Department also partners with other City Departments to efficiently produce and sustain a customer service orientated and safety minded workforce while serving as the catalyst to assure employee success in the performance of the City’s mission, keeping in focus that human resources are our most valued assets.

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      The Sierra Madre Public Library is a community library dedicated to providing equal access to information services and programs, always endeavoring to be responsive to changing needs of the community, to preserving its history, and to meeting the challenges of the future. The library provides a welcoming environment, quality materials and technologies, and professional, dedicated staff.

      The Sierra Madre Public Library Provides:

      Collections reflecting residents’ current and ongoing interests and popular culture in the formats and quantities that meet their needs.

      Offers community members opportunities to gather in order to discuss issues and learn together and to share new experiences in the arts, sciences, and technologies.

      Provides the technologies, including new multi-media resources, required to support a growing home-based business clientele and lifelong learners.

      Preserves and makes available to researchers materials emphasizing the history of Sierra Madre and environs.

      Makes available information, materials, and diverse programs that will increase residents' cultural awareness of the broader community in the San Gabriel Valley and Los Angeles County.

      Adopted by the Sierra Madre Public Library Board of Trustees on September 23, 1999.

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  • About Sierra Madre

    The City of Sierra Madre, is a small, quaint, safe, and friendly town in the San Gabriel Valley region of Los Angeles County, California. The population is about 11,000. The city encompasses approximately 3.01 square miles. It is in the Foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains below the southern edge of the Angeles National Forest with the cities of Pasadena and Altadena to its west, and Arcadia to its south and east. Sierra Madre is one of the few cities in the region which has fully been able to retain its village quality despite pressures for growth, modernization and diversification. Sierra Madre is home to the world's largest known Wistaria vine, measuring more than an acre in size and weighing 250 tons. The annual Wistaria festival is the one day a year which the 115 year old vine on private property can be viewed. The city has been the backdrop for a number of films, notably the Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) and The Wedding Singer (1998). The City of Sierra Madre was awarded All American City in 2007 by the National Civic League.

    Most of Sierra Madre consists of residential neighborhoods defined by tree-lined streets,attractive yards, gardens, and a variety of traditional architectural styles, including Victorian, California Bungalow, Mission Revival, and Ranch - style homes. Residential neighborhoods surround the central downtown business district, which is generally located along Sierra Madre Boulevard and North Baldwin Avenue.

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