Written by The Business Journal Staff
The BIA chose to honor Armstrong for his commitment to seeking good planning for the betterment of the community, and enriching the region with strong vibrant neighborhoods during more than 50 years of services in the City of Clovis.
Born in Merced in 1930, Armstrong, a Korean War veteran, made Clovis his home in 1961. In 1966, he was appointed to the planning commission, and in 1970, he was elected to the Clovis City Council. He won re-election 11 times and served as mayor five times. Armstrong has also served the community as a Boy Scouts of America Scout Master, a Clovis Rodeo Association volunteer and as an active member of the Clovis Chamber of Commerce and Rotary.
“Councilman Armstrong’s contributions to Clovis are unparalleled and our community owes his a debt of gratitude,” BIA Board of Directors Chairman Brent McCaffrey said in a statement.
“When you start listing his contributions and recognize his decades of dedication to the City of Clovis, one realizes why the BIA selected to honor former Councilman Armstrong. Harry has left a lasting positive impact on our community with his numerous accomplishments that include Clovis Community Medical Center, Old Town Clovis, Highway 168, the city’s Research and Technology Park, Clovis Police and Fire Departments’ headquarters and the city’s Civic Center, among others.”
During the dinner, Armstrong received honors from state and federal officials, including a Congressional Record and Flag presented by Congressman Jim Costa.
McCaffrey also announced the BIA will be working the City of Clovis to name a room at the new Clovis Senior Center in Armstrong’s honor. The new center is currently in the planning stages of construction.