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Posted on: July 9, 2020

Self-Care: Always Important and Essential Now

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“Right now, we are all experiencing some sort of turbulence in our lives!” says Senior Wellness Coordinator Michelle Gifford. She continues…

You may have heard me say it a million times already, but what’s the first...

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Posted on: July 9, 2020

Discuss the New Proposed Zoning Districts for Envision Oak Point

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Attend a Planning & Zoning Commission Public Meeting on Monday, July 20 to weigh-in on the future of two new zoning districts for Plano. The Envision Oak Point plan centers on development ideas for the northeast section of the City – the are...

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Posted on: July 9, 2020

Volunteers In Plano (VIP) Aren’t Sitting Idly during the Pandemic

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COVID-19 restrictions didn’t stop Corina Sadler and Rebecca Hand from developing a program to put the energies of Plano teens to good use. As VIP Resource Supervisor and Coordinator, it’s their job to point the City’s vast vo...

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Posted on: July 9, 2020

Every Job Has Purpose Meets Bismark Quintanilla

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Over the years this Team Plano member has more than satisfied countless thousands sharing his passion for food. On occasion, he’s even allowed non-professionals like us access to some of his favorite recipes. For Executive Chef Bismark Quintanil...

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Posted on: July 9, 2020

Help Decide How Plano Gets to Have Fun

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Tell Plano Arts & Events (PAE) what you like to do for fun in Plano by taking a short survey. Answering a few questions and giving suggestions about how we should spend our leisure time in the City might gives you the pleasure of being a special event...

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

Sunday is the Last Day to Donate Blood for this Drive

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You still have time to perform one of the most generous acts of kindness – helping to save lives. This is generally the time of year we promote one of the most contested battles in Plano history – the Battle of the Badges. Although we ...

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Posted on: June 11, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: as of July 2 at 4 p.m.

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As of July 2, Governor Greg Abbott issued an Executive Order requiring all Texans to wear a face covering over the nose and mouth in public spaces. This order applies to counties with 20 or more positive COVID-19 cases, with few exceptions. 

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

Get Movin’…July is National Parks & Recreation Month

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Let’s get the ball rolling and honor our recreation professionals for all of July during National Park and Recreation Month. Plano’s top-notch Parks & Recreation staff works year-round providing award-winning programs, events and g...

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

Early Voting Ends Tomorrow, July 10

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Early voting for the July 14 Runoff Elections began on June 29 and ends on Friday, July 10. Governor Greg Abbott extended the early voting period because of the coronavirus. Casting ballots before Election Day could mean avoiding large crowds and better s...

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

“Working from Home” SCAM Costs You Money

Work at home Scams

Looking to earn money with an online job is commonplace these days – for many it’s their primary source of income. What if your efforts to bring money into the house ends up sucking money out of your pocket? The Plano Police Safety Min...

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Posted on: June 25, 2020

SERVE-ing Safely

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After working remotely for roughly three months, our state and city are continuing to reopen during the COVID-19 pandemic. The process to thoughtfully transition some employees back to the workplace has begun. If you are instructed to return to work by yo...

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Posted on: June 25, 2020

Watch the 45th Annual Plano Police Awards Ceremony

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The Plano Police staff was forced to change how their annual employee recognition event was held due to COVID-19 concerns. The ceremony took place in the Toler Meeting Room to honor department members who performed above and beyond this past year.

Chief Ed...

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Posted on: June 25, 2020

Coming Soon: Virtual Lunchtime Meditation Classes

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Join Stress-Management Specialist Skila Ramirez for a calming 30-minute lunchtime meditation class. Skila is an international yoga educator, public speaker and YogaFit senior trainer specializing in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) therapy applicatio...

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Posted on: June 25, 2020

Inside Plano Talks with Chief Drain and Shares the Latest Reopening News

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Episode 30 of our popular Inside Plano podcast presents a candid conversation about Police and community relations with Chief Ed Drain. Don’t miss out as he shares the department’s philosophy and policies. Show hosts Shannah Hayley and...

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Posted on: June 25, 2020

Plano Balloon Festival Comes to Sad Decision

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Another Plano tradition bites the COVID-19 dust as organizers officially cancel this year’s Central Market Plano Balloon Festival (PBF). In these uncertain times, the Festival board and staff considered the health and safety of Festival attendee...

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Posted on: June 18, 2020

No Friends of Plano Public Library Book Sale for 2020

No Book Sale in 2020

Friends of the Plano Public Library released the sad news that this year’s annual Book Sale is cancelled. The announcement comes after organizers weighed concerns for the health and safety of shoppers and volunteers attending the event.

The Frien...

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Posted on: June 18, 2020

Neighborhood Services is Moving Back to the Eastside

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Neighborhood Services’ staff of 51 will take up residence on Monday, June 22 with plenty of room to spread out and grow. The new building at 777 E. 15th Street is on the northwest corner of 15th Street and G Avenue St. (Historic Downtown).

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Posted on: June 18, 2020

Make Tracks as Play in the Park Goes Virtual

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Plano Parks & Recreation’s annual Play in the Park program is going virtual starting Thursday, July 2 at 9 a.m. The weekly outing has been modified from outdoors to online due to COVID-19 restrictions. It’s a different format, same...

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Posted on: June 18, 2020

Don’t Let High Temps Turn Food Bad

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It’s the time of year when people are cooking outside more – usually away from refrigerators and sinks. As summer heats up, so does the potential for bacterial growth in the delicious foods you prepare. Protect yourself, your family an...

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Posted on: June 18, 2020

Help Your Family by Organizing Your Finances

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It’s a good idea to get your financial life organized so a spouse or other family member can easily manage things, if necessary. Unfortunately, this task is often put on the back burner. Some people never get around to it, leaving grieving famil...

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Posted on: June 11, 2020

Dive in as Jack Carter Pool Reopens this Month

Jack Carter Pool lazy river

Splash! That’s the sound many Plano residents have been longing to hear again at Jack Carter Pool (JCP). The wait will soon be over as JCP reopens on Monday, June 29. Under the governor’s May 26 executive order, water parks throughout ...

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Posted on: June 4, 2020

Make a Statement – Wear the New SERVE Shirt and Plano Face Mask

SERVE shirt and face mask

When is a shirt more than a shirt? When it is a Team Plano SERVE shirt! Yes, this is the third year in a row that SERVE shirts are available to all Team Plano members, both current and those hired throughout the year.

Soon everyone will receive the 2020 SE...

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Posted on: June 4, 2020

Apply Now for Housing & Living Assistance through Collin CARES

COVID rent mortgage help

Grants are available for eligible Collin County residents impacted by COVID-19. The Collin CARES Assistance Program will provide up to $2,500 in monthly financial aid to each qualifying household.

Approved applicants receive funds to pay for housing, utili...

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Posted on: May 27, 2020

Do Mosquitoes Pick YOU out of the Crowd…every time?

Mosquito spray products

You may be itching to get outside, but it’s the season for unwanted company to hone in on your fun – mosquitoes. The Environmental Health and Sustainability (EHS) team began setting traps in April to study these blood-sucking pests.

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Posted on: May 14, 2020

Try TMRS’s New Town Square…they’re Open for Business

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The Texas Municipal Retirement System has great news about assisting members under COVID-19 restrictions. TMRS is pleased to announce the TMRS Town Square. This new web page contains resources members and cities can access instead of personal contact with...

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Posted on: May 7, 2020

Add Zoom Training Courses to Outlook Calendars

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Sometimes we sign up for virtual classes and workshops, but miss out because the events aren’t on our Outlook calendars. This happens more now since COVID-19 halted in-person training sessions.

Typically, an “add to your calendar&rd...

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Posted on: April 23, 2020

Flexible Spending Accounts and COVID-19 Elections Changes

Flexible Spending Accounts

Due to recent coronavirus-related life events, flexible spending account participants may be eligible to change their elections. For some whose life situations were altered, there are options to suspend, modify or add an election.

Dependent Care Flexible S...

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

Zone-out at Lunch with Art and Music

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Step back a little from all the COVID-madness to feed your soul with art and music! Delve into free virtual creative experiences courtesy of Plano Arts and Events. Here’s what’s being offered:

Mondays: Free Live Art ClassTake an online ...

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

Link into John Stanley and Emily Reddington: Every Job Has Purpose

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Human Resources and Communications and Community Outreach departments joined talents on a recent project. The focus, “Every Job Has Purpose.” The series of videos regularly showcase Team Plano members and why they chose to work here.

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

Get a Handle on COVID- 19 and Your Mental Wellness

COVID Mental wellness

Mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and wellbeing. While 1 in 5 people will experience a mental illness during their lifetime, everyone faces challenges in life that can impact their mental health.

There is a helpful guide fro...

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

How to Practice Social Distancing and Still be Social!

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Here are a few suggestions on how to stay social during these unsettling times! Social isolation is detrimental to one’s mental health and wellbeing, so it’s important to stay connected with the world outside, even if it’s a ...

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

COVID-19 Affects City Budget

COVID affects Stocks

Key information was shared during the March 25 Management Team meeting that impacts all of Team Plano. The 2020-21 Budget for the City of Plano will feel the COVID-19 pinch. However, Plano is still budgeted well enough to sustain the City’s Exce...

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

Team Plano Coronavirus DAILY UPDATE

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A lot happens related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) every day. Get the latest on the Team Plano COVID-19 FAQ page.

This should be your first stop for information on benefits coverage for testing and medical care, virtual options for non-COVID medical needs...

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News Flash

Posted on: July 13, 2017

Training & Development: Virtual Courses are Available

Training Online

Human Resources offers a catalog of virtual training opportunities for all job types and levels. Refer questions to Senior Training Coordinators Tony Beasley or Debbie Speed at 972-941-7339 and 972-941-7217, respectively. 

As we transition to live...

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