My thanks to all of the volunteers who came out yesterday to join us in the Thanksgiving Day Parade on Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring.
At dinner tonight, a friend asked me, “Why do you do the parade?” I responded that it gives residents a chance to see me personally and I can present a little bit of who I am by the effort that I make. This year, thanks particularly to the excellent staff work of Valeria Carranza on my team, and her partner Lauren Wetherell, we had engaging signs that expressed a view on issues or informed residents about accessing their government.
“Libraries are for everyone” … “MoCo 4 All: Suburban, Rural, Urban”… “Purple Line, Greener Future”… “Don’t know who to call? Call 311″…
It was fun. Plus I love any council activity that I can do with my family. Here I am with my wonderful wife and our two boys, Henry (age 4) and Travis (10 months).