The Mayor’s office is sponsoring an event, the 2016 Manhood University Fatherhood Conference, on Saturday, July 9th, 2016. It will be an all-day event held at the Pipkin Building, and Tiger Lane, and is geared towards empowering, inspiring, and celebrating men, fathers, and father-figures from all walks of life!

We need to know if you can assist us by  volunteering for set-up on Friday, July 8th, from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm, and/or Saturday). As Saturday is event day, if you cannot stay the entire day, (7:30 am – approximately 4:30 pm), please let me know what times(s) you can work. Shifts for Saturday are : 7:30 am – 12:00 noon, 12:00 noon – 4:00 pm, 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

There will be a Volunteer Information Day on Thursday, July 7th, 2016 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm in room LL-56 at the Benjamin L. Hooks Library. This will be the session where event instructions and assignments will be given.

We will need volunteers for the following:

  • Set-up on Friday (07/08/16)
  • Registration/ Sign-in (Sat)
  • Session Proctors (Sat)
  • Food Station Monitors (Breakfast)
  • Food Station Monitors (Lunch)
  • Peddle-cart Game Monitors *
  • Water slide Monitors*
  • Face-painting Station Assistants
  • Laser Tag Game Monitors*
  • Breakdown/ Clean-up team*


The sections with an asterisk * will be stationed mainly outside.

If possible, please advise Timothy Harris by end of business on Wednesday, July 7th as to what your availability is, and many thanks!


Tim Harris | Community Outreach Specialist

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Early voting for the May 6th Shelby County Democratic and Republican Primary Elections runs through May 1st. Voting at satellite sites begins on April 25th. Until then, those who choose to weigh in early must take advantage of the Downtown opportunity.

Early voting at the Shelby County Office Building is from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays (April 19th and April 26th. There will be no voting on April 18th in observance of Good Friday.

Beginning: Friday, April 25th through Thursday, May 1st from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. On Saturday, April 26th, the sites will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

DOWNTOWN EARLY VOTING LOCATION: Shelby County Office Building, 157 Poplar Ave., 38103

Beginning: Wednesday, April 16 – Thursday, May 1, 2014 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Saturdays, April 19 & April 26, 2014 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

CLOSED FRIDAY, April 18, 2014, in observance of Good Friday


Beginning: Friday, April 25 – Thursday May 1, 2014 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Saturday, April 26, 2014 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM



Abundant Grace Fellowship Church 1574 E. Shelby Dr., 38116

Greater Lewis Street Baptist Church 152 E. Parkway N., 38104

Agri-Center 7777 Walnut Grove Rd.

Greater Middle Baptist Church 4982 Knight Arnold, 38118

Anointed Temple of Praise 3939 Riverdale Rd., 38141 Mississippi Blvd. Church –

Family Life Center 70 N. Bellevue Blvd., 38106

Baker Community Center 7942 Church Rd., 38053

Mt. Zion Baptist Church 60 S. Parkway E., 38106

Bellevue Baptist Church 2000 Appling Rd., 38016

New Bethel Baptist Church 7786 Poplar Pike St., 38138

Bethel Church 5586 Stage Rd., 38134

Raleigh United Methodist Church 3295 Powers Rd., 38128

Berclair Church of Christ 4536 Summer Ave., 38122

Riverside Baptist Church 3560 S. Third St., 38109

Collierville Church of Christ 575 Shelton Dr., 38017

Shiloh Baptist Church 3121 Range Line Rd., 38127

Dave Wells Community Center 915 Chelsea Ave., 38107

The Refuge Church 9817 Huff N Puff Rd., 38002

Glenview Community Center 1141 S. Barksdale St., 38114

White Station Church of Christ 1106 Colonial Rd., 38117

The nation’s mayors are coming together to unleash the power of our nation’s volunteers and citizen-leaders! Volunteer programs have long been at the forefront of community improvement and volunteer efforts nationwide– making all of our cities better places to live.   To spotlight the impact of local and national service, Mayor A C Wharton, Jr. will join with mayors across the nation in recognizing and thanking those who serve during the second-annual “Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service” on April 1, 2014.

We need your help for this very important event!  Please submit the name of an individual or community group who has been committed to extraordinary service in the Memphis community.  Award recipients will be recognized at City Hall on April 1st.

 CLICK HERE to submit a nomination.

Nominations close on March 18th, 2014.

We look forward to celebrating our community, and the many wonderful people who choose to serve in it!

For more information or if you have any questions, please contact:
The Office of Community Affairs at 901-636-6507, or via email at:




With above 100 degrees, the City of Memphis is implementing its HEAT – Heat Emergency Assistance Team – and heat advisory protocols.


Citizens are urged to escape the excessive temperatures by visiting City of Memphis libraries, community centers, or senior centers during regular business hours. If citizens need a ride to one of those facilities, they should call the Mayor’s Citizens Service Center at 576-6500.


Community centers are currently open until at least 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. With the exception of Skinner Center, the City’s community centers are open Saturday until 2 p.m.


Additional after-hours or overnight shelters may be added as necessary.


During this time, residents are also encouraged to check on their neighbors, especially those who may be elderly or infirm.


“Last year, the community rallied around our ‘Check on 4 Door to Door’ initiative. We know that Memphians are some of the most caring people in the world, and we expect nothing less of them this year,” said Mayor A C Wharton, Jr. “Please, if you know of someone who doesn’t have air conditioning or who might be struggling with the heat, just stop by and see how they are doing.”


City of Memphis firefighters will be going door-to-door to check on residents. The city has requested that churches and faith-based institutions activate their auto-dialing systems and ask their members to check on friends, neighbors, and relatives, as well.


After-hours calls should be directed to 515-2525. Citizens experiencing an emergency should call 911.