Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Photo of the Community Meeting Center's Atrium after the renovation

On Tuesday, March 22, 2016, Mayor Bao Nguyen, along with City officials and members of the community, gathered in Garden Grove’s iconic Community Meeting Center (CMC), after a nearly 1-year closure, to celebrate the completion of the facility’s $1.1 million renovation and honor its 40th anniversary with a rededication ceremony. The CMC is located at 11300 Stanford Avenue.

Mayor Nguyen spoke on the accomplishments of the CMC, emphasizing the important role the facility plays in Garden Grove’s multi-cultural, multi-generational community. A bronze plaque, honoring the milestone achievement and rededication to the citizens of Garden Grove, was introduced at the event. The rededication plaque hangs at the entrance to the facility opposite the original inaugural plaque from 1967.

Renovations include improved lighting and technology, a replaced skylight roof made from a green product designed to reduce carbon footprint, new flooring finishes, and accommodations to meet the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The public is encouraged to tour the new facility. Private tours can be scheduled by calling (714) 741-5262 or email

The City’s rental facilities, including the Courtyard Center, located at 12732 Main Street, are now on Facebook and Instagram. To view photos of the event, visit Facebook or Instagram.

Funding for the CMC’s renovations comes from park fees, which are paid by companies building developments in the city.