Saturday, September 28, 2013
Kudos and Thank Yous for Public Safety Night in Mount Rainier
Last night, Mount Rainier had Public Safety Night. It was to make up for our missed National Night Out (NNO), but it did more than that. It brought people out of their homes to visit, hear great music, eat a hot dog or hamburger with a neighbor, and to just have a sense of community.
Chief Scott and our police department, Luther Smith and our public works department did a yeoman's job in putting this together, and ensuring that other men and women in blue were on sight to share in this event. Of course,
Ms. Janis Lomax once again made sure that we had entertainment. The band, the moon bounce, face painting with the clown, and of course my favorite, horseback riding.
Our SPECIAL EVENT, however, was the landing of the police helicopter. As soon as everyone decided that it was landing on the field, they started moving toward it. You could feel the energy.
Special guest appearances by Senator Victor Ramirez, Delegates Doyle Niemann, Delegate Jolene Ivey, Delegate Michael Summers, and Councilman Chris Mendoza.
No competition with other municipalities, so most were able to stay and enjoy the music, and mingle with the residents. Who knows, we just may have started something!
As a long-time resident of Mount Rainier and a homeowner, it is important to me that municipal government be inclusive of all of its residents. It is equally important that information be communicated through all possible channel so that residents can get involved. It is also important for residents to volunteer and serve on committees, commissions, boards and task forces. I truly believe that municipal government is the government closes to the people, and as such should be easily accessible. This BLOG is another effort to reach out to the residents of Mount Rainier.