Local residents and organizations seeking to get their events sponsored by the city of Tallahassee have until 5 p.m. on June 3 to submit their applications.
Any event that is free, open to the public and held on city property can apply for co-sponsorship. New events and those previously sponsored by the city must reapply for funding during the 2016-17 fiscal year, which runs Oct. 1 through Sept. 30, 2017.
The process is new and is intended to provide a more consistent method for organizations requesting support. The Special Events Committee will review the applications and make recommendations to the Tallahassee City Commission, which will choose which events get co-sponsored and the nature of the partnership. The chosen special events must then obtain a special events permit.
The application can be found online at http://www.talgov.com/parks/parks-eventplanning.aspx. You can also reach the city’s Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Affairs Special Events Division at 891-3885, by email at Allison.Behrman@ talgov.com, or by visiting the department at 912 Myers Park Drive.