Veterans Day Appreciation
With Veterans Day coming this month, I’m reminded of the commitment made every day by those in our community who served in our armed forces. As a City Council, we are often faced with controversial topics. Balancing our day jobs with our volunteer role as an elected official can be stressful. However, it pales in comparison to the sacrifice made by the men and women in uniform. Even after their service to our country is complete, many veterans continue to volunteer in our local community. As Mayor, I’m grateful for their continued involvement.
I’m honored to have selected veterans to serve on our advisory committees as they bring a unique perspective to help shape Happy Valley. I’m also grateful to the veterans we employ at the City who continue to serve the public every day. Additionally, I know many more veterans volunteer for multiple organizations in the area who are making a positive impact.
Throughout this month, I hope you will join me in thanking our veterans and their families. Happy Valley wouldn’t be the same without them. Not just because of their commitment to our country, but their dedication to our local community. Their presence enriches our city and reminds us how fortunate we are in Happy Valley.
Mayor Lori Chavez-DeRemer