The City of Dublin is proposing to name the Senior Center “Ballroom”. Names have been generated by City Staff and members of the Senior Center Advisory Committee. Please review the options being considered and vote on your preferred name.
City of Dublin Senior Center Ballroom Naming Public Survey:
The City of Dublin is proposing to name the "ballroom" at the Dublin Senior Center.
The City of Dublin Senior Center is located at 7600 Amador Valley Blvd, Dublin, CA 94568. Opened in 2005, the Senior Center houses a 4,200-square-foot banquet/event space which is currently referred to as the “ballroom.” This banquet/event space is used for a variety of programs and activities including senior meal programs; fitness and enrichment classes; as well as private rentals including meetings, weddings, birthday parties, and other private gatherings.
An example of another named event space in Dublin is Ambrose Hall at the Shannon Community Center. Named after Dublin’s first City Manager Richard Ambrose, Ambrose Hall is often used as the namesake to remember an occasion and is placed on invitations.
The ballroom at the Senior Center is not used strictly for senior activities. The City’s goal is to make all facilities available to the community, maximize utilization, and run facilities as efficiently as possible.
The naming will be for the “ballroom” only, not the classrooms or the entire facility. When considering a name, please consider the following:
1. The name should provide an easy and recognizable reference to the facility and be compatible to the area in which the facility is located.
2. Naming based on a geographic location should reflect the well‐known geographic name of the area within which the facility is located; the street adjacent to the facility; or other acceptable identification with the consideration of specific place, neighborhood, subdivision, or well‐confirmed cultural or historical significance.
3. Naming based on a person or family should be done only for an individual (or family) that has had a clearly positive and significant impact or contribution to the City, State, or Country. (This could include significant donors to the facility or previous property owners.) Names should be avoided that would cause undue contention or concern.
4. Naming should consider the names of other facilities (public or private) so as to not duplicate or utilize a name that could be readily confused by others, particularly those related to emergency response.
The following names have been generated by City Staff and members of the Senior Center Advisory Committee. Following the survey, the City’s Parks and Community Services Commission will make a recommendation with the City Council eventually making the final selection. The options for consideration are:
Alamilla Springs, located in Dublin approximately .5 miles away from the Senior Center, was a source of water for the early settlers and pioneers of the region, crucial to farming and agriculture.
Dublin is the “Crossroads” of the Bay Area.
Diane “Lowart Hall”
The original City of Dublin Parks & Community Services Director for almost 27 years, Diane Lowart presided over the construction of the current Senior Center and its operations, laying the groundwork for its future successes and centers.
Eddie Jo Mack Hall
Active volunteer for the Center at both the Larkdale location and the new Center. Former Dublin Senior Center Advisory Committee member.
Marty & Ceil “Sirlin Hall”
Active volunteers for the Center at both the Larkdale location and the new Center. Both helped with lunch, led food distribution, printed the Center newsletter, helped with Bingo, and anything else to help Dublin Seniors for 19+ years.
Peter “Snyder Hall”
First Mayor of Dublin from 1982 to 1986, and again from 1990 to 1994. Attended lunch, cultural events, and other activities at the Center.
George “Zika Room/Hall”
Active volunteer at the Center. Called Bingo and led other activities. Former Vice Mayor and Councilmember. Founding member of the Dublin Senior Foundation. Instrumental in opening new Center at its current location.
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