Over the past four years I have been proud to see more artwork being beautifully painted on utility boxes around town, by talented local artists! This is an initiative that I began working on approximately seven years ago with Council colleagues, members of the Concord Art Association our Public Works Department, and supportive Concord small businesses. I am proud to co-sponsor a utility box that will be located at Oakland Avenue and Clayton Road, painted by Concord artist, Emilie Kirkpatrick!
Concord Friends, Casa Club De La Hispanidad, in partnership with Community Youth Center is hosting a "Motherly May" event on May 27th, from 3 pm to 7 pm, at 2241 Galaxy Court, Concord, to collect essentials for newborns and mothers. Please join me in supporting this effort!
Happy #AsianAmericanPacificIslanderHeritageMonth! Today, I'm thrilled to highlight Jeremy Macahilig, Program Support Manager, CARES - Expanded Learning Program! "Mr. Jeremy," as he is affectionately known at Holbrook Language Academy, is a pillar of the school community, having created genuine connections with so many excellent families, students, school staff, and community partners. Mr. Jeremy does so much, including organizing fundraisers, neighborhood park clean-ups, high school career fairs, school festivals, walkathon fundraisers, after-school showcases, bike to school events, and school campus beautifications. It was at Mr. Jeremy's initiative, that a "secret garden" was developed, partnerships with supportive donors like CREW East Bay and Marathon Petroleum Corporation established, and funds raised for a school greenhouse which is a model for the entire Mt. Diablo Unified School District. Mr. Jeremy was honored as the 2018 MDUSD Classified Employee of the Year and as the 2023 Bay Area Community Services Best Practices Awardee.
Proud to support United Professional Firefighters of Contra Costa County Local 1230 as they raise money to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association until 4 pm at Calicraft Brewing Company. There are some great kids' bikes available as raffle prizes, and for $25 you can go home with a t-shirt and pint glass like I did. There is also a corn hole tournament underway! Only $50 per team to join in the fun! Hope to see you here!