Sojourner Truth Park Clean Up Day

Please join Councilmember Rick Jennings, II and Trustee Taylor Kayatta as they host a community clean up and beautification event at Sojourner Truth Park on Saturday August 26 at 9 am. 

They will be joined by community partners Sacramento City Unified School District, YPCE – City of Sacramento, the Pocket-Greenhaven Community Association, House Verbal, Will Cannady, Pocket/Greenhaven Community Organizer, and Joe Flores, Sacramento Parks & Community Enrichment Commissioner District 7.

To volunteer for this event, sign up via this Eventbrite link:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/district-7-sojourner-truth-park-clean-up-day-tickets-690463764707?aff=oddtdtcreator

For more information, contact Parks Commissioner Joe Flores at ACATL2000@gmail.com

Sacramento “City Management Academy” coming soon!

“As a former graduate, I can not say enough about what I learned in Sacramento’s City Management Academy! I encourage any citizen who wants a better understanding of local government to apply.”
– Lisa Linares, PGCA Board Member

ABOUT THE CITY MANAGEMENT ACADEMY 

The City Management Academy (CMA) is a free, multi-week, instructional course that teaches participants about how the City of Sacramento functions.

CMA curriculum features guest lectures from elected officials and department staff focused on topics ranging from day-to-day operations to budget development and the public policy process. 

ELIGIBILITY 

To be eligible, applicants must reside in the City of Sacramento or own a business in the City of Sacramento. Applicants must also be at least 16 years old. 

HOW TO APPLY 

The application for the 2023 program will be posted soon. Please complete this form if you would like to be placed on an interest list and notified when the application opens.

Streets for People Active Transportation Plan

Introducing the ‘Streets for People Active Transportation Plan:’ What to know and how to get involved.

The Department of Public Work’s Transportation Planning team (https://t.updates.cityofsacramento.org/r/?id=h5a9a74f,4a04504,4a11471) is launching a citywide planning effort called the Streets for People Active Transportation Plan (https://t.updates.cityofsacramento.org/r/?id=h5a9a74f,4a04504,4a11472).

This effort will result in a new bicycle and pedestrian master plan beginning with an assessment of existing bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure.

While the project will address active transportation needs citywide, engagement will be focused in three focus areas: South Sacramento, North Sacramento, and Fruitridge/ Broadway.

“We’re looking forward to hearing from people in areas of high need and historical disinvestment about their experiences and barriers to walking, biking and taking transit to important destinations,” said Senior Transportation Planner Leslie Mancebo.

Upcoming Community Workshops:

Aug. 2, 6-7:30 p.m.
Sacramento LGBT Community Center
Register (https://t.updates.cityofsacramento.org/r/?id=h5a9a74f,4a04504,4a11473)

Aug. 3, 6-7:30 p.m.
Pannell Meadowview Community Center

Register (https://t.updates.cityofsacramento.org/r/?id=h5a9a74f,4a04504,4a11474)

Aug. 9, 6-7:30 p.m.
Virtual workshop

Register (https://t.updates.cityofsacramento.org/r/?id=h5a9a74f,4a04504,4a11475)

Aug. 10, 6-7:30 p.m.
Virtual workshop

Register (https://t.updates.cityofsacramento.org/r/?id=h5a9a74f,4a04504,4a11476)

2023 Board Election Results

The PGCA held its annual Board elections on July 20th at the quarterly meeting. Thank you to all who came out to vote and a big thank you to all of the candidates who ran this year!

The winners of the four open seats, each serving a two year term 2023-2025 are:


  • Katie Butler – Katie is a returning Board Member and is most passionate about supporting our local businesses and schools. She served as PGCA President last year 2022-2023, launched the new Member Benefit Program and continues to drive the PGCA Scholarship Program, which awarded the first 2 winners this year! To accomplish ambitious goals and truly represent the community, she will continue to focus on growing membership, currently at 367.

  • Junior Goris – Junior is a returning Board Member since 2019, originally appointed to the Board by then President Will Cannady. He was PGCA Vice President 2022-2023. He has assisted with past events such as the Pocket Awards and Pocket Crop Swap, and recently with our members’ discount program, playing a part in seeking and maintaining professional, strategic relationships with elected officials, neighbors, and local businesses. 

  • Tristan Brown – Tristan is a former Founding Board Member and is returning after a year off. He held the position of PGCA Treasurer 2021-2022. He returns to the board to help with the wonderful expansion thanks to the current board and is excited to roll his sleeves up and once again help maintain our wonderful community.

  • Dan Waters – Dan is a first time Board Member. He has never lived a day of his life anywhere else, and has played a vital role in his family’s service and active involvement in the area that has been both well-known and well documented. He pledges to continue to exert the same diligence and care that he has always summoned throughout his life of public service and to enhance the quality of life in our community.

Three Board Members still serving their current volunteer term 2022-2024 are:

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Steve Lightstone 2022-2024
Steve has served as PGCA Treasurer 2022-2023 and has been diligent in maintaining accurate records. He leads the Safety Committee and is always seeking additional members to keep the Pocket-Greenhaven community the safest place to live in all of Sacramento. Talk to Steve today!


Lisa Linares 2022-2024
Over the past year, Lisa has increased PGCA’s visibility by attending events such as “Trucks and Such”. She has also kept PGCA’s website up-to-date with events and relevant news regarding the neighborhood. Her focus during the next year will be to encourage members to participate in, and drive, committees that they are passionate about. She looks forward to talking with you soon!


Jonathan Quok 2022-2024
Jon has brought enthusiasm and dedication to the Board. He has been editor-in-chief of PGCA’s newsletters that get emailed to almost 400 members each quarter, as well as any other emails that go out. And if you want to order a PGCA shirt (as seen in photo) or hat, talk to Jon! He can set you up in style!

BIG thank you goes out to our outgoing Board members:

  • Cady Waschman – During her term 2021-2023 , Cady formally held the position of Secretary, but was the Board’s informal Technology Officer and graphic designer, as well. She was instrumental in setting up PGCA’s member management platform and training the Board in its use. Thank you, Cady!
  • Jim Houpt – Jim is one of the original Founding PGCA Board Members serving since 2015, before stepping down in late 2022 due to his many other volunteer commitments. Thank you for all the foundational work you did for PGCA, Jim!

Board positions reset after each election and will be determined at the first Board meeting scheduled for August 14, 2023.

Our next Board election will be held in the summer of 2024 with three seats open.

We hope you will consider running for the Board at that time!

Jazz in July

Jazz in July 🎶

Mark your calendars! Jazz in July is back! Join us every Friday in July and enjoy different Jazz performers. Check out the flyer for more information.
Brought to you by Councilmember Rick Jennings.

• Friday, July 7 – Marriott Park – Joe Mazzafero 

• Friday, July 14 – Landpark Panhandle – Jeff Minniweather Trio and a special guest 

• Friday, July 21 – Garcia Bend Park – Vivian Lee Quartet + FOOD TRUCKS! 

• Friday, July 28 – Virginia Ayers-Dawson and Ayerplay

Annual 4th of July Pocket Parade

Come out and celebrate with your neighbors and the businesses and organizations that make our neighborhood so great!

This year’s Pocket Parade begins at 10:00 a.m. this year, and follows the usual route from the down Windbridge Drive, starting at the South Land Park Drive intersection, heading south along Windbridge, turning right on Pocket Road and ending at the entrance to Garcia Bend Park.

Windbridge Drive from South Land Park Drive to Pocket Road is closed to ALL traffic
from 9:30 am until the parade has been completed (approximately 12:00 pm) on July 4th, so plan accordingly.

Visit july4thpocketparade.com for more information.

Car Wash & BBQ Fundraiser to support Alzheimer’s Association

Who doesn’t need a car wash?

Please come by Revere Court on June 21st-to support the Alzheimer’s Association for the Longest Day Car Wash!

The Longest Day is the day with the most light-the summer solstice. And it’s the day the Alzheimer’s Association calls on everyone to fight Alzheimer’s disease by raising funds and awareness for care, support and research.

We hope to see you! And we would love to wash your car!

Car Wash is $20 min donation and we will have hot dogs, chips and a drink for $5

Get tickets by emailing rc.dayclub@chancellorhealthcare.comor calling 916-392-3510

Greenhaven Soccer Club Summer Soccer Camps!

GHSC is delighted to offer three fun Summer Camp opportunities for all kids! You do not need to be a member of a soccer club to participate and all skill levels are welcome! Overseen by their professionally licensed and highly experienced Director of Coaching Jason Drury and Technical Director Amm Fantahun, your player will learn skills from top level coaches in a fun, engaging, positive atmosphere.

More details and registration: https://greenhavensoccer.com/clinics-and-camps/soccer-camp-schedules/

Trucks & Such with entertainment from Jose Hernandez and friends

Nothing screams summer like a beautiful night at the park with friends and family! Trucks & Such will be on Friday, June 16th and entertainment will be provided by Jose Hernandez and friends. We can’t wait to see you out there!
Brought to you by Councilmember Rick Jennings

Friday, June 16th

Garcia Bend Park

Food Trucks: 5-8 pm

Entertainment: 6-8 pm