Summer Event Recap

As City Council members, we often have to read hundreds of pages of staff reports, review recommendations from advisory committees, and make final decisions that shape the future of Happy Valley. Other times, like at Happy Valley’s summer events, we are able to simply be members of the community and enjoy this place we call home.

Once again, Happy Valley was the center of numerous summer events that brought us all together and allowed us to enjoy the nice weather. In this newsletter, you will see pictures of all the fun we shared.  Despite record temperatures, we had great attendance at our annual Concerts in the Valley series, held more concerts on Friday nights outside the Library, hosted a fun filled 4th of July Family Festival, and brought police, firefighters, and neighbors together at 30 National Night Out block parties throughout the city.

In addition to these regular events, we added a few summer recreation camps. Kids of all ages channeled their inner Roger Federer at Tennis Camp while others learned cool skate moves and proper safety.

None of this would have been possible without resources and time from countless individuals. First, we want to thank all our community sponsors who provide us the funds to offer these events at little cost to the Happy Valley taxpayers. Without their contributions, we wouldn’t be able to host such top-notch events. Second, we want to thank the dedicated volunteers and staff members for their creative ideas and ability to get the community excited to attend. Many of these people miss spending time with their families to make sure we can all enjoy these events.

Most importantly, we want to thank all of you for getting out of your homes and into the community. As your elected representatives, we enjoy meeting with you at these events and hearing about your community vision.

It’s been a great summer. Thank you for participating in all our events!  I hope I don’t have to wait until next summer to see you all again!