|“I am thrilled that Alief now has a one-stop shop for numerous City services! The neighborhood now has an upgraded library with a TECHLink bringing new technology to the area, a health clinic for families, a “stair-a-torium” for gatherings, public art created by local artists, and a beautiful City park with nearly every amenity a City can offer,” said Council Member Tiffany Thomas of District F. “The building has magnificent views from every window—whether in the lounge seating, in the teen reading area, the fitness center, or in the indoor walking track, the views are calming and inspiring.”
Following the ribbon-cutting and remarks delivered by Mayor Turner, Council Member Thomas, and Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher, TX-07, Representative Hubert Vo, TX-149, and Barbara Quattro of Super Neighborhood 25, the community was invited to tour new spaces in the building and engage with city employees during the open house event hosted by various city departments. Families and visitors can apply for MY Link library cards; enjoy winter-themed craft activities for all ages and interactive storytimes.
Health department activities included a healthy cooking demonstration by Alief WIC and an exercise class and a community garden tour offered by the DAWN center. AAA presented an overview of its programs and an opportunity to sign up for senior services.
”When the idea was presented to my administration, I said it was time to stop talking and start doing. So, I worked with my team to move the project forward to get built. And today is the culmination of all the ideas, work and community feedback. We did it!” exclaimed Mayor Turner.