Social Environment

A community’s social environment is where many of the “quality-of-life” determinants are addressed, with particular focus on the human scale and meeting the basic needs of the household. The City’s role in meeting residents’ needs is twofold: first is to provide core services relating to the general welfare of the public as defined in the City Charter, and second is to support opportunities for personal advancement and growth. Therefore, the goals and policies for the Social Environment Focus Area are primarily focused on programs and services that support the community-wide goals and policies in the Economic Environment Focus Area.


Parks and Recreation offers arts and crafts classes year-round for all ages. These classes provide important opportunities for youth to learn social interaction, improve coordination and manual dexterity, is a constructive way to express their thoughts, and have safe and fun experiences outside of school. The activity guide can be found at: or you can go to the class registration site: