Friday, June 24, 2011

Mayor Edwin Lee Declares "City Gardener Day!" 3rd Annual William Hammond Hall Award Presentation is a Great Event!

San Francisco Golden Gate Park, Conservatory of Flowers: Many many thanks to all who attended this special event. The men & women of LiUNA!, Local 261 are grateful that the Recreation and Parks Commission has endorsed the continuation of this unique celebration. Mayor Edwin Lee was met with resounding enthusiasm for declaring it to be "City Gardener Day," and for all of his kind words about the work that we do. The Union members are also grateful to State Senator Leland Yee, and SF Supervisor John Avalos for coming by and addressing the membership on matters related to Park funding and the importance of the Park system to the Community that we serve. We were especially pleased with the Parks Trust, for their continued sponsorship and General Manager Phil Ginsburg for championing the Gardeners, their Union, and for proposing an unprecedented budget for the Department. Most importantly, the Subcommittee of Denny Kern, Ana Alvarez, Margaret MacArthur, and Theresa Folgio for making sure that the event went smoothly and was enjoyable for all. Congratulations to the deserving winners, enjoy your Parks, and see you next year.