On behalf of the entire City Council, I want to thank the Orinda Association for their extraordinary leadership in coordinating the 4th of July Parade and the surrounding activities. We also thank the Orinda Community Foundation and the Orinda and Lafayette Chambers of Commerce for sponsoring this great community event.
There is a tremendous amount of work that goes in to this day of activity. In particular, I want to express our appreciation to our Police Department and the many officers and reserves who gave their time to keep us all safe. We thank our Public Works crew and Parks and Recreation staff, who were up early and worked a long day to manage the traffic and pedestrians.
Of course there were dozens of volunteers who managed the parade floats and routes, the food, beverage and activity booths in the Park, the Haley's Run For a Reason, and the Flag Raising activities. They did a wonderful job!
We could not have had a more beautiful day to honor the founding of our nation and the men and women who bravely defend our freedom and liberties. The Orinda Association is one of our community's most enduring civic groups and year after year they put on our greatest community showcase. We are very grateful!