The question to "Why Indio" is answered at the Indio State of the City held on October 26, 2018. Mayor Michael Wilson moderated a panel of business industry leaders, and introduced new videos on economic development and Indio residents and families.
The question to "Why Indio" is answered at the Indio State of the City held on October 26, 2018. Mayor Michael Wilson moderated a panel of business industry leaders, and introduced new videos on economic development and Indio residents and families.
WalletHub just released its 2018 rankings for the Fastest Growing Cities in America and the City of Indio makes the Top 30 list based on growth in population, jobs, income, business startups, and building permit activity. Indio is also the 8th Fastest Growing City in California, and 3rd Fastest Growing City in Southern California.
Academy of Musical Performance has found a new home in downtown Indio at 82713 and 82719 Miles Avenue. Students from grades 6-12 can take after school music classes, worshops, training and many more. AMP Studio will also be hosting a Music and Art Open House November 8, 2018 from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Catch the exhibit, now open through December 2018.
Indio is embarking on significant road improvement and infrastructure projects to slurry seal and resurface city streets.
The city continues to move forward on aggressive capital improvement plans with the Hwy 111 road reconstruction, Madison Ave widening, and citywide street rehabilitation projects. Private development continues at our retail power centers. Fairfield Inn & Suites will open next month and Hampton Inn & Suites will soon break ground. Although WalletHub just announced Indio as the 30th fastest growing city in America, we want to grow wisely with the adoption of the new General Plan and Downtown Specific Plan.
New temporary art installation coming to downtown Indio. The House that Art Built. The art pieces, which will be located and curated throughout downtown Indio, will feature each artist’s concept of a “house.” The artwork can be viewed from October 31, 2018 through April 29, 2019.
A new festival is coming to Indio on November 2-4, 2018, residents and visitors will enjoy live music, great food, a spectacular car show, and a live auction of collector cars and memorabilia.
The South Parking Lot at Dr. Carreon Park will be closed from Monday, October 15 through Wednesday, November 21, 2018.
Are you a secret culinary master? Are you obsessed with watching the Food Network? Have you thought about starting a food truck, selling homemade desserts, or opening a restaurant in Indio?
Members of the Indio Police Officers Association and the 2018 Board of Trustees and Advisors for the memorial are proud to announce the 15th Annual Widows and Orphans Charity Golf Tournament at the Heritage Palms Golf Club in Indio on Friday, September 21.
Take a look at this great venue in Indio! At the Coachella Valley History Museum in Indio you will get a unique indoor-outdoor venue that can be customized to make your event exactly what you envision!
The City of Indio's municipal elections for three City Council seats and City Treasurer takes place November 6, 2018. Indio will have its first district election. I encourage all residents to educate themselves on the candidates and register to vote. We are counting on you. For more information about the election, click here.
Organizations, non-profits and government agencies are encouraged to apply and must show how funds will benefit the city or residents by enhacing qualify of life or promoting economic development. Deadline to apply is September 30, 2018. Click here for an application.
The City of Indio is currently in the process of updating its General Plan.
The Indio Youth Advisory Council (YAC) is currently recruiting for the 2018/2019 school year.
Isaiah Contreras Campbell
Indio is the best “12-month a year” community in the desert! City staff are working on major road improvement projects and code enforcement issues this summer. Learn about what is happening at the former Toys "R" Us space and developments at the Indio Fashion Mall by the Haagen Company.
College of the Desert is really excited about the new student-run venture that will be benefiting the Indio community!
The City of Indio is seeking proposals from qualified, licensed and experienced Respondents to provide security guard and patrol services of the City’s downtown area in addition to the City’s 18 parks. Deadline to submit proposals is August 22, 2018.
The Supernova sculpture from the 2018 Coachella Festival will be installed in downtown Indio at the SW corner of Miles Ave & Smurr St. in Sep. 2018. Supernova will further activate downtown Indio & continue to promote the city as the center for art, music, food and entertainment.
IPD is one of 15 law enforcement agencies in the nation selected as a model for best practices in solving complex problems, such as homelessness, and strengthening trust and collaboration in the community.
The City of Indio has a busy summer implementing the very ambitious capital project plan adopted and funded by the City Council. Major roadway and facility construction and upgrades are planned or underway. Economic development growth also continues.
On May 10th, Indio High School's IMPACT Instructor/Coordinator Tom Buck was selected as the high school Teacher of the Year for the Desert Sands Unified School District . Tom will now represent DSUSD in the Riverside County Teacher of the Year selection. County Teachers of the Year will have the opportunity to potentially be selected as a California State Teacher.
At the Shadow Hills High School Senior Awards and Scholarship Ceremony on May 31, 2018, Indio Rotary Club President Don Casper presented educational scholarships.
The Greater Coachella Valley Chamber of Commerce (GCVCC) held its Third Annual Business Awards and Installation Dinner at the Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa on June 26, 2018.
On June 20, 2018, the Indio City Council approved expanding the Indio Teen Center’s Vocational Training Program using Community Development Block Grant funds in the amount of $42,000 for fiscal year 2018-19.
On June 28, 2018, Habitat for Humanity of the Coachella Valley, the City of Indio, and the Home Depot Foundation held a home dedication ceremony welcoming the Hitchcock Family to their new home, which is one of two homes recently-constructed through a partnership between Habitat for Humanity, the City and the Home Depot Foundation.
The Greater Coachella Valley Chamber of Commerce (GCVCC) and the City of Indio conduct “Business Walks” to establish relationships with local businesses and learn how the City and GCVCC could assist them grow and succeed.
On June 13, 2018, City of Indio staff participated in the Mass Care and Sheltering Table Top Exercise at the Riverside County East County Emergency Operations Center to identify ways to assist and shelter people and pets during a major emergency or disaster.
Accepting Applications for Board of Trustee Position.
On June 20, the Indio City Council is scheduled to consider adoption of a balanced budget for the new fiscal year beginning July 1. After three months of evaluating City priorities and cost trade-offs, the City Council has directed the City staff to pursue the most ambitious capital improvement plan in years.
Arabia Street project between Highway 111 and Dr. Carreon Boulevard extended to November 2018 to increase storm drain capacity in the area and improve pavement conditions. The intersection of Highway 111 and Arabia Street will also be closed from August through September for traffic signal modifications to enhance vehicle and pedestrian safety.
Now that 2017-18 school year is coming to a close, the Indio Youth Advisory Council is seeking eager youth who would like to join our group.
More than 1,500 people filled Downtown Indio for the 6th Annual Tachevah Music Showcase and the Indio Block Party on Saturday, May 5th.
You may be preparing to barbecue and set off fireworks with family and friends. While it is legal to possess and use fireworks in the City of Indio, parents and kids need to be aware of fireworks safety.
Now in its second year, CODe – a free coding program for middle and high school students presented by the College of the Desert (COD) – is in great demand by local youth.
For golfers, summer in the desert poses a bit of a conundrum: 1) Get up at the crack of dawn for a tee time before the sun is overhead rising the mercury to over 100 degrees, or; 2) retire the golf clubs until November.
The Sun Gold Community Street Improvement Project in Indio begins May 14 and continues through August 7, 2018. The project will improve streets in the Sun Gold Community, which is bounded by Miles Avenue, Monroe Street, Indio Boulevard and Oasis Street. The first phase of the project starts on Miles Avenue from Monroe Street to Oasis Street. The construction work will improve safety and access to homes, Miles Avenue Park, the Coachella Valley History Museum, various businesses, and downtown Indio.
The Peer Support Specialist training program provides free training to prepare for volunteer or paid positions in the Public Mental Health System. Training classes are starting on July 20, 2018. Click here to sign up and for more information.
The City of Indio’s Public Works Department has released a schedule to slurry seal various roads in north Indio from Monday, May 7 to Friday, May 18, 2018. During the project, traffic lanes may be reduced and some or parts of driveways to businesses may be closed for periods of time.
The Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival and Stagecoach Festival – welcomed more than 325,000 to Indio last month, boosting Indio’s economy and bringing nationwide recognition to the community.
On Saturday, May 12th and 13th, the Riverside County Fairgrounds will come alive through the world of comics at the City of Indio’s 2nd Annual Fantasia Comic Con.
SunLine Transit Agency is implementing positive changes to the fixed route system to offer better connections, improved service frequency to popular destinations and a more effective schedule to improve system performance.
Indio Police Chief, Mike Washburn, has announced that the Indio Police Department (IPD) will start issuing warning notices as part of its public education campaign regarding the no-park violation for street sweeping.
KidsWorks Summer Musical Theatre Camp is coming back to the Indio Performing Arts Center, and registrations are pouring in.
Indio is pleased to have a new intern in marketing – Florangelica Coyote (Flor).
This $10.3 million project will increase safety, improve access to businesses, and accommodate future traffic with thousands of people visiting and moving to Indio every year as the largest and fastest growing city in eastern Riverside County. The project began in January and will end in November 2018.
Don’t miss the Tachevah Music Showcase and Indio Block Party.
The Inland Empire / Desert Chapter of the Maintenance Superintendents Association (MSA) Fullmer Chapman Scholarship Fund grants annual scholarships for education, training and development in the
general field of Public Administration or a related course of study, e.g., engineering, maintenance, landscape design, horticulture, etc.
The National Weather Service has issued a severe high wind warning beginning Thursday morning lasting through early morning Friday. It is strongly encouraged that you delay your arrival until after weather has passed. Please be aware you may experience high wait times, staging time in your cars and we will not be able to accommodate wait together, camp together. ABSOLUTELY no campsite set ups, no tent canopies or pop-up tents will be allowed to be put up until high wind has passed. Go to Coachella.com to download the app and receive push notifications.
The City of Indio’s Public Arts and Historic Preservation Commission is looking for artists to create art on its traffic signal boxes across the city to enhance the pedestrian and driving experience by incorporating artwork directly into the streetscape. Deadline to apply is April 30, 2018. Click here for more information.
All construction work on the Highway 111 Street Improvement Project will be suspended from Wednesday, April 11th to Monday, April 30th to ease traffic during the Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals, and allow access to local Indio businesses on Highway 111. Construction will resume on Tuesday, May 1st and continue until its completion by Thanksgiving.
Indio is the largest City in the Coachella Valley, expanding to the horizon from the San Bernardino Mountains on the north across the valley towards the Santa Rosa Mountains to the south. As a part of the City’s beautification programs and further acquisition of art for the City’s collection, the Public Arts and Historic Preservation Commission wishes to decrease the instances of graffiti on traffic signal boxes while making them artful objects. The traffic signal box beautification program enhances the pedestrian and driving experience by incorporating artwork directly into the streetscape.
Being a teenager around this time is empowering – from preventing gun violence at schools to showing school pride at the 2018 Riverside County Fair School Spirit Competition.
The City of Indio’s Fantasia Comic Con comes into its second year and is creating a big splash with some premier guests and events to draw fans of all ages.
The volunteer-based workforce provided 7,871 procedures and $668,672 in critical care at no charge to those served.
Since 2011, the City of Indio has been meeting with communities surrounding the Empire and El Dorado Polo Grounds to work with residents who may be affected by the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival and Stagecoach Country Music Festival
To effectively regulate Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Drones) within the City of Indio in order to promote health, safety and the general welfare of its residents, the City is implementing appropriate regulations of drones relate to zoning, land use, privacy, trespassing and law enforcement operations.
Habitat for Humanity Coachella Valley (HFHCV) and its partners, The Home Depot Foundation, The City of Indio and Coachella Valley Housing Coalition, brought over 400 Home Depot volunteers, including vendors and executives, to work on several exciting major projects in Indio.
Please observe all traffic signage and detours during the festivals, and use alternative routes. The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival takes place April 13-15 and April 20-22, and Stagecoach California’s Country Music Festival on April 27-29, 2018. Both events will be held at the Empire Polo Club on 81-800 Avenue 51. For concert questions or problems, please call 760-391-4112 or email to email@example.com.
COD is now the fastest-growing community college in California.
The City of Indio is pleased to welcome Loma Linda University Children’s Health – Indio, Jill and Barry Golden Pavilion -- the largest pediatric clinic in the area. The grand opening was celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and the All about Kids Health Expo, Sunday, March 11. Pediatric primary care services are available at the new facility.
Applications must be received in the City Clerk's Office no later than March 30, 2018. Be sure to include all information requested.
Goldenvoice has announced that they are once again offering local valley residents the opportunity to purchase passes to this April’s Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals.
The City of Indio will host its10th Annual ‘Art in the Square’ Chalk Festival on March 10th & 11th. The Festival will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Downtown Indio.
The Coachella Valley community is invited to attend the All About Kids Health Expo at Loma Linda University Children’s Health – Indio Jill and Barry Golden Pavilion on March 11, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., at 82-934 Civic Center Drive.
Those who attend the 2018 Heritage Festival – scheduled to take place Saturday, March 17 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on the grounds of the Coachella Valley History Museum in Indio – will have the opportunity to step back in time and learn about the cultures that led to the settlement of the Coachella Valley.
Desert Theatreworks (DTW) KidsWorks Summer Musical Theatre Camp is coming back to the Indio Performing Arts Center! DTW is happy to announce that this successful summer theatre program is presented in partnership with the City of Indio and Pathways Academy.
The Cabazon Band Of Mission Indians welcomes golfers and volunteers to participate in the 7th Annual Drive Against Hunger Golf Tournament on March 23, 2018 – benefiting the Galilee Center in their efforts to help feed neighbors in need throughout the East Coachella Valley.
It is generally agreed that an accident is a “sudden and unexpected event that results in property damage or bodily injury.” The key word is “unexpected” – with the belief that there was nothing that could have been done to avoid it – it was just an accident.
California CareForce – a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to providing free health, dental, and vision services to residents all over California – returns to the Riverside County Fairgrounds in Indio for its Coachella Valley Clinic March 23-25, 2018.
Haagen Company officially acquired the Indio Fashion Mall on February 28, 2018. Redevelopment plans are for a vibrant retail and entertainment destination.
The Arbor Day Foundation has just announced the City of Indio as a Tree City USA for the 11th straight year! Indio is the ONLY Tree City USA in the Coachella Valley. Congratulations!
Council shows commitment to reducing obesity and promoting healthier lifestyles.
The Indio Police Department is pleased to welcome Christopher C. Shaefer as its new Assistant Police Chief, overseeing Support Services.
The Alzheimer’s Association of the Coachella Valley partners with Indio Library.
See how your Measure X sales tax has been spent and allocated.
The City of Indio welcomes Sabdi Sanchez as its new City Clerk Administrator for the City of Indio.
The City of Indio will move forward with a Multi-Modal Feasibility Study as part of a California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) Sustainable Transportation Planning Grant.
The Indio Police Department is pleased to welcome Brian Tully as its new Assistant Police Chief, overseeing Field Services.
Chalk artists wanted for 10th Annual Art ‘Art in the Square’ Chalk Festival March 11 & 12, 2018 in Downtown Indio. Click here to fill in and submit an application. Artist application deadline extended to March 2.
The Desert Sun has announced that the City of Indio will sponsor the 2018 Tachevah showcase series, which is moving to Indio from Palm Springs.
The 7thAnnual Rhythm, Wine & Brews Experience (RWB) returns to Empire Polo Club’s fields on Saturday, March 3rd, 2018.
Indio Middle School is one of 18 high-performing schools in California recognized as academically excellent, developmentally responsive, socially equitable, and structured for success. Award presentation to take place on Tuesday, February 27, 2018.
Want to play an active role in shaping clean and healthy environment, preserving cultural and historic resources, promoting community engagement and creating a thriving economy in Indio? Join the Sustainability Commission! Deadline to apply Monday, February 19, 2018.
Two $5,000 scholarships available for graduating high school seniors from the Coachella Valley who will be pursuing a degree from a community college, trade school, four-year College or university with a major in civil engineering, public works, or a related field. Appilcation deadline is April 2, 2018.
Artists of all original art disciplines are encouraged to apply to be a chalk artist at the 10th Annual Art in the School Chalk Art Festival in Indio!
The CareerBuilder Challenge is coming up, and while it’s known for bringing the national spotlight to the Coachella Valley with 4 days of professional golf play and other entertainment amenities, the PGA TOUR event is significant to the local community for another reason: its meaningful contributions to local nonprofits.
On December 7, 2017, the City of Indio celebrated its 11th Annual Arbor Day event at Dr. Carreon Park.
Nina Cabanyog Nina, a 7th Grader at John Glenn Middle School and Indio resident, had the opportunity to be the City of Indio’s “Mayor for a Day” on December 13, 2017, after her parents won it as an auction item at Amelia Earhart Elementary School’s annual gala fundraiser.
As an increasing number of visitors are biking in and around the City of Festivals, Indio has recognized the need to enhance its roadways for bicyclists and will move forward with two bike lane improvement projects this spring.
Western Motor Home Association (WMHA) – one of nine areas that make up Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA) – will be hosting its 30th Annual Area Gathering Rally at the Riverside County Fairgrounds on January 10-14, 2018. As many as 2,100 motor homes are anticipated to be in attendance.
Synapse Sports will host the 11th Annual Sand Storm Lacrosse Festival on January 13-14 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio. A record 368 boys’ and girls’ teams – comprised of middle and high school players – are slated to compete on 60 fields in the 2018 event sponsored by Gatorade.
Construction from January 16 to December 1, 2018, between Rubidoux St and west of Madison St, will widen the street to three lanes, replace all traffic signals, and improve and repave all pavement, sidewalks, access ramps and driveways.
The Elks Lodge of Indio is hosting a Pancake Breakfast fundraiser for the Indio Police Department K-9 Unit at the Elks Lodge, 46-301 Madison Street, on Saturday, January 6, 2018 from 7:30 am to 12:00 pm.
Department recognized for enhancing community wellness through highly effective engagement and outreach strategies.
The Alzheimer’s Association has been serving the Coachella Valley for over twenty years. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s disease, and our work reflects our dedication to provide support, education, information and referral assistance that will help our local community living with Alzheimer’s disease and their families.
For years, the Indio Performing Arts Center has been bringing culturally diverse theatre and musical performances to the Valley. With the recent launch of its new website, it will be easier than ever to discover the exciting events this non-profit hosts.
The Palm Desert Area Chamber of Commerce hosted its 21st annual Peace Officer & Public Safety Awards luncheon on November 14th – honoring 64 local heroes including 4 outstanding individuals representing the City of Indio.
Indio Performing Arts Center launches new website.
FIND Food Bank, which is based in Indio, is the only regional food bank serving eastern Riverside and southern San Bernardino Counties in southern California. The organization distributes 10+ million pounds of food assistance annually to an average 90,000 individuals each month across our service area.
Read about everything happening in January at Empire Polo Club.
Residents have been enjoying the holidays in Indio for more than 100 years. In this photo courtesy of the Coachella Valley History Museum, Mrs. Laura Gellum, Laura Drummond, Mrs. Bruce Drummond celebrate Christmas at the Date Garden in 1915.
HowToStartanLLC.org releases rankings for Top 100 Cities to Start a Business in the U.S. based on cost of living, economic development data, and the Kauffman index.
Tamale and festival lovers everywhere are counting the days before the world’s largest tamale festival once again will bring tasty tamales and family fun to Indio!
Employees at the city of Indio have shown great dedication to the Workplace Wellness Challeng
The city of Indio announced it has been awarded grants that will add new resources in public safety for the community.
The city of Indio, in partnership with the Public Arts and Historic Preservation Commission, unveiled innovative new public art at the Coachella Valley History Museum on Thursday, October 12th.
Soon, Indio residents will see their Measure X dollars hard at work.
This is the time of year when we in the Coachella Valley can count on pleasant temperatures, the return of the tourist trade and … the overseeding of lawns to rejuvenate the grass, fill in thin areas, and possibly incorporate low maintenance seed mixes that require less water and fertilizer.
Video captures community spirit and why Indio is the best place to be RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW
Queen Scheherazade Scholarship Pageant and Magic Carpet Music Scholarship Competition due October 11 & 18, respectively
In a collaboration with the Coachella Valley History Museum, The Coachella Valley Art Center will feature the works of three war veterans in the exhibition Ways of Remembering.
See the new state-of-the-art projection system light up the water tower at the Coachella Valley History Museum!
Business in Indio has just experienced a SONIC boom with the opening of the drive-in restaurant chain’s newest location in the city.
Nearly 80 residents gave feedback regarding the future of Indio.
Closure will cause traffic delays due to Requa Sewer Project.
The dog park on Golf Center Parkway – which opened in January 2017 – has received its official name: Station 87 Dog Park.
This year marks the 3rd annual Indio California BBQ State Championship and Festival.
We need your input! Help us shape the future of Indio by attending the Community Workshop at the Indio Senior Center on September 19th at 6PM.
Park undergoing pest control services for pet safety
CVWD to install water connection at Indian Springs Golf Club from July 17-22, 2017
Long-time Indio teacher recognized by the city for commitment to educating our children.
The California Natural Resources Agency (CNRA) conducted a community workshop last Thursday at the Indio Performing Arts Center
Chief Twiss recognized for committment to evidence-based policing.
Expect traffic delays and road closures between June 26, 2017 to December 31, 2017.
Guidelines on equal enforcement of the law and equal service to the public.
Addendum No. 1 to the RFQ for the 9/11 First Respoders Memorial Project is now available. Visit the link provided.
The new hotel is scheduled to open in Spring of 2018.
Desert Theatreworks presents the live radio playof SUNSET BOULEVARD.
Two performances only, at the Indio Performing Arts Center on Sunday, June 18, 2017.
Expect traffic delays & nightwork on Madison St. & Hwy 111.
Indio Participates in Take Your Child to Work Day.
Last month, community members and 6 teens from the Youth Advisory Council met at the Indio Teen Center to update the Youth Master Plan.
Are you searching for a new job, changing careers, or looking to learn new skills to become more marketable?
Notice of Public Availability of Draft Program Environmental Impact Report and Notice of Public Hearing for Indio Downtown Specific Plan
Proposed Sale of Property Pursuant to California Health and Safety Code Section 341759 (b) and Section 34181(a)
Contest open to all Pre-K – 12th grades and adults!
The City of Indio, in conjunction with the City of La Quinta and promoter Goldenvoice, have announced planned road closures and designated access routes for the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
The City of Indio is requesting proposals for Janitorial Services for the City of Indio. The deadline for submission is April 12, 2017, at 3 p.m.
Deadline for submissions: February 23, 2017, at 5:00pm
Work will occur on Fred Waring Dr. between Jefferson St. and Monroe St., and on Madison St. from Fred Waring Dr. to Indio Blvd.
Work from December 5 to 13 will cause traffic disruptions and lane closures
The deadline for the RFP Community Building & Marketing Services has now been extended to Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at 5:00 PM.
“We are excited to have Loma Linda University permanently located here in the City of Indio and the Coachella Valley to provide exceptional healthcare services for our children and families,” said Mayor Glenn Miller. “We also see this as a key piece in revitalizing our downtown that will bring more residents and visitors to the area.”
Construction will continue through December 2016, with only limited/intermittent interruption to vehicular and pedestrian traffic during construction.
The City of Indio is in the process of developing Miles Avenue Park Master Plan. Obtaining your feedback is important to help us ascertain the needs and satisfaction of park facilities. We appreciate you taking your time to complete this survey.