March 9, 2003

City’s 100th Anniversary Website Launched


Turning 100 is a milestone for any city and this year Lodi is recognizing its centennial birthday with a year-long celebration that is sure to be something to remember.  Spreading the word about the celebration is a brand new “Centennial Website” that’s now live.  Features of the site include a historic photo album, random trivia, a calendar of centennial events, and lists of sponsors and volunteers who are helping out in a variety of ways. 


The website is the creation of Applied Office owner David Diskin and a number of City staff.  Citizens of Lodi are also encouraged to contribute.  One of the more touching features is a section devoted to passages from fellow Lodians who have memorable moments of our town and want to share their Lodi pride with others.  An online form allows visitors to easily submit entries to be added to the collection.  Already the website has received international visitors, including a resident of Bolton, England who wrote to the City excited to learn of its celebration and eager to visit Lodi again.


Diskin’s work on the website was completely donated.  "As an eleven-year resident of Lodi, it was an honor to give my time to develop a website that will mean so much to the people of this town and spread the word about its one-hundredth birthday," said Diskin.  For his work on the website, Diskin was recognized by Lodi Mayor Susan at a recent council meeting.  "We want to recognize you for the great work you've done on the website.  Thank you very much," said Hitchcock while presenting to Diskin a certificate of appreciation.  Diskin’s business, Applied Office, provides a number of services to businesses and non-profit organizations in the community including computer training and print and website design.


Updates to the website happen on a regular basis, adding new events as they are planned and updating the lists of volunteers and sponsors.  People of the community are encouraged the visit the site often to learn more about the celebration.


The Lodi Centennial Website can be viewed at .


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For more information, please contact:

Susan Blackston:      209-333-6702

David Diskin:             209-610-0651