Clayton Mayor Cw Wolfe

Council honors ‘respectful’ students

Clayton Mayor Cw WolfeCLAYTON, CA (Nov. 9, 2021) — The storm door is open, and things are looking up regarding our water supply.

While better, we are officially still in a drought and are being asked to continue conserving water. Clayton has done an excellent job in following through on this request. Please, let’s all continue to do our part.

Congratulations to our October Do the Right Thing winners. From Mt. Diablo Elementary, second-grader Jocelyn Jacques and fifth-grader Bailey McNeel-Caird. And from Diablo View Middle School, sixth-grader Jacob Jeandheur and eighth-grader Stella Marks.

The teachers and principals recognized these students for their exemplary leadership in the trait of “Respect.” We honored them at the Nov. 2 City Council meeting, with each receiving a commemorative certificate signed by the full council for their accomplishments.

Speaking of Do the Right Thing, you will soon be seeing the newly redesigned logo and banners around town. With the council’s addition of the character trait “Inclusion” to the monthly pillars, the logo needed a refresh. Artist Meghan Mahler worked with City Manager Reina Schwartz and Assistant to the City Manager Laura Hoffmeister on the more modern design, which is much easier to read and “pops” well on the banners. Our appreciation to all on a job well done.

Hay Day

Many thanks also to the volunteers from the Clayton Business & Community Association and Clayton Community Church on partnering to hold a successful, family-friendly “Hay Day” event on Halloween. The festivities included a “trunk-or-treat,” carnival games and pumpkin decorating. The celebration was well-attended, and we hope that this will be a new Clayton tradition.

November is Native American Heritage Month. This is the time to rejoice in the diverse and rich cultures, histories, and traditions and to appreciate the great contributions of Native Americans.

Pending county/state health regulations, dates for the 2022 Concerts in The Grove are as follows: May 7 and 21; June 4 and 18; July 2, 16 and 30; Aug. 13 and 27; and Sept. 10.

Finally, with Thanksgiving fast approaching, now is the time for us all to remember what is profoundly important: our families, friends, neighbors and loved ones. It has truly been another unusual year, but we are seeing a light at the end of the tunnel. My hope is that we will emerge a stronger, more connected and compassionate community.

Please enjoy the holiday and stay safe. Happy Thanksgiving.

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