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Residents in Duval Heights meet with Gainesville police officers to discuss issues in their community.

Dialogues Between Police, Community Promote Positive Change

The Gainesville Police Department and The River Phoenix Center for Peacebuilding are bringing dialogues to the communities around Gainesville to hear from people who have issues in their neighborhoods. These police-community dialogues are expanding and promoting positive change, and RPCP believes that healthy communication breaks the cycle of violence and creates safer communities.

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More than 31,000 copies of the annual report comics were distributed through the Gainesville Sun on Sunday, March 29 and other locations. “It’s a piece of art,” Nathalie McCrate said. “It’s something you want to keep and hold onto.”

Gainesville Agency Receives Award For Creative Report

The Gainesville Community Redevelopment Agency was awarded a 2015 Bronze Excellence in Economic Development last week from the International Economic Development Council for their creative 2014 annual report. The agency partnered with local artists to present the annual report as a 16-panel comic.

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