Roseville Police and Fire are hosting a community gathering on December 15 to welcome our newest residents. The gathering will be an opportunity for participants to learn from each other and to share information about customs and culture.
City staff will talk about health and safety, curfews, when to call 9-1-1, traffic stops, safe driving tips, fire safety, importance of smoke detectors and other topics. The City expects members of the Karen community, Somali, Bhutan, and Nepal.
In the past few years, the Twin Cities has seen an increase in the number of immigrants and refugees moving into the area. Some are settling in Roseville and attending Roseville Area Schools (RAS). Many of the newcomers have limited English skills and are unfamiliar with American customs and culture. RAS reports that more than 60 different languages are spoken in the homes of their students.
“This is a great opportunity to establish relationships with people who may be mistrustful of government,” said Roseville Police Chief Rick Mathwig. “We want the newest members of our community to feel welcome,” he added.
The community gathering will be on Tuesday, December 15 at 6:00 p.m. at Fairview Community Center, 1910 County Road B. Please call 651-792-7209 if you have questions.