City of Mission Viejo Event: Don’t miss a dynamic presentation on Mission Viejo’s past, present and future
How did Mission Viejo become the “California Promise?” Join former Mayor Robert D. Breton for this timeless tale in a Special Presentation on Sunday, January 27.
The Library’s History Lecture Series returns in 2019, commencing with this entertaining and informative account at 3 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chamber, 200 Civic Center.
Featuring stories, amusing anecdotes and over 200 slides, many from the Library’s bountiful local history archives, the event will conclude with a Q & A session and fun-filled pop quiz.
For more information or to RSVP for this intriguing presentation, call 949-830-7100, ext. 5105.
City of Mission Viejo Event: Bicycle rodeo, family fun and community meeting on tap Saturday, January 26th
Bring your bicycle and helmet to our “Safe Moves Bike Rodeo” on Saturday, January 26 at the Norman P. Murray Community Center, 24932 Veterans Way.
This free Family Fun Bike Fair from 9 a.m. to noon includes interactive booths, activities and the chance to provide input on our Bikeway Master Plan during a special Community Meeting. Our City is developing the Bikeway Master Plan to improve the cycling experience and encourage more people to enjoy riding their bicycles in Mission Viejo.
So, mark your calendar for January 26 and join the City for an awesome bike rodeo and essential community meeting.
The Chamber is partnering with the City of Mission Viejo for the annual Oso Fit – Community Health Fair & 5k Fun Run. It is a family friendly event that helps raise money for over 45 non-profit organizations. There’s a 5k fun run for people of all ages, along with a quarter and half mile run for children of all abilities sponsored by the Children’s Cerebral Palsy Movement. We invite you to participate in this event and have several opportunities for you to get involved.
HEALTH FAIR VENDOR
Do not miss this once-a-year opportunity to introduce your products and services to residents of all ages in the Mission Viejo community. This event is sure to draw many participants who are interested in a variety of services related to: Health and Wellness, Fitness, Nutrition and other types of businesses.
To make this event beneficial for all participants, we limit the number of exhibitors promoting similar services. All completed applications received by the deadline will go through a selection process. To apply for this year’s Health Fair send an email to MVHealthFair@cityofmissionviejo.org and request your sponsorship registration form. All forms must be returned to the City by Friday, February 1, 2019 at 5:00pm.
If your business is not in the Health and Wellness market but you’d still like to be involved you can volunteer your time for this event. The Chamber is responsible for the participant registration process and we need your help to make it a success. There are two different days that we are needing volunteers for. The first would be Thursday, February 21st, from 4:00pm-7:30pm at the Norman P. Murray Center. That night we will be handing out t-shirts and racing bibs to pre-registrants. The second day would be on race day, Saturday, February 23rd, from 7:00am-9:00am also at the Norman P. Murray Center. We will be registering runners and handing out t-shirts and racing bibs. If you would like to volunteer for one or both of those days, please send an email to OsoFit5k@missionviejochamber.com.
DONATE A $25 GIFT CARD
Not in the Health and Wellness market and unable to volunteer? We can still use your help and generosity. The Chamber will be giving out awards to the top runners in each age bracket. We are looking for Chamber members able to donate a $25 gift card. Gift cards can be to a local restaurant, retail store, or just a generic $25 Visa/MasterCard type gift card. When awarding your gift card your business will be mentioned as the contributor. This is an easy, low-cost way to get involved in the event and give back to the community. If you would like to donate a $25 gift card please send an email to OsoFit5k@missionviejochamber.com.
Are you a runner? This is a fun run for a great cause. 100% of your pre-registration fee goes to the charity of your choice. There are over 45 local non-profits involved that you can choose from. You can even benefit the Chamber by selecting us as the non-profit your pre-registration fee goes to. To register as a runner, go to www.osofit5k.org.
We hope that you will be able to participate in one or more of these opportunities and that you will join us in making this event a great success and showing our support for the Mission Viejo community.
Congratulations to Mission Viejo Chamber member, Moulton Niguel Water District, who has been awarded the coveted AAA credit rating from two of the leading independent ratings agencies in the world. Fitch Ratings and S&P Global Ratings have each assigned Moulton Niguel the highest-possible credit rating, citing the District’s affordable rates, healthy financial profile and long-term planning to secure a diversified and reliable water supply.
The triple A credit rating is the highest possible credit rating and, according to financial experts, reflects a government agency’s strong credit worthiness, financial management and responsible planning. The District has previously held the AAA rating from Fitch, while this week’s announcement from S&P represents a ratings upgrade for the District.
“The AAA credit rating is the gold standard for strong financial management and responsible long-term planning,” said Moulton Niguel Board Vice President Brian Probolsky, who serves as chairman of the District’s finance committee. “We’ve earned the highest credit rating by keeping our rates low, reinvesting ratepayer funds back into reliable infrastructure, and maintaining access to a safe and reliable water supply.”
“With the highest credit rating, Moulton Niguel can help our customers save money by lowering our District’s borrowing costs for major infrastructure projects,” added the District’s General Manager Joone Lopez.
Moulton Niguel Praised for Affordable Rates, Strong Financial Management
In its independent financial analysis released Tuesday, Fitch concluded that Moulton Niguel continued to meet its AAA rating standards by maintaining a “healthy financial profile,” “favorable debt metrics,” and “affordable rates.” It also pointed to Moulton Niguel’s exceptional debt service coverage with available funds to account for nearly two years’ worth of debt payments.
“The rating reflects our view of the district's extremely strong enterprise and financial risk profiles,” S&P Global Ratings stated in its 2019 independent analysis of the District. “In addition, the upgrade is supported by strong financial management, strong finances and overall very strong service area economy.”
Moulton Niguel maintains the lowest average bill in South Orange County. That wasn’t lost on analysts at S&P Global Ratings, who noted “the district's combined water and wastewater rates are affordable.”
Moulton Niguel’s triple-A credit rating comes as the District receives accolades for its environmental stewardship and sustainable practices. In December 2018, the District was awarded the state’s highest environmental honor for its efforts to protect local creeks, watersheds, and beaches from pollution.
Moulton Niguel Water District provides high-quality drinking water, recycled water and wastewater treatment services to customers in Aliso Viejo, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Hills, Mission Viejo, San Juan Capistrano and Dana Point. A leader in environmental protection, Moulton Niguel maintains the lowest average bill in South Orange County.