Written by The Business Journal Staff
Harry Armstrong, longtime Clovis City Councilman and the longest tenured person on a city council in California, will serve as Grand Marshal of the 102nd Clovis Rodeo parade this weekend.
Harry Armstrong was first elected to the Clovis City Council in 1970, and has served for 46 years, including as mayor five times. He’s also served on various boards and commissions including the Fresno County Water Advisory Board, the Fresno County Transportation Authority, the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies and the League of California Cities.
The League of California Cities honored Armstrong, 86, late last year for his board service of nearly 27 years. Harry Armstrong has also been a longtime fan and volunteer of the Clovis Rodeo, Clovis Rodeo Association President Greg Gillard said in a recent Clovis Independent article.
“We are honored to be able to recognize Harry as Grand Marshal for all the work he’s done as an elected official for our community and as a member of the Rodeo Association,” Gillard said. “It is the commitment of so many such as him that has helped to build the Clovis Rodeo into one of our community’s premiere events.”
Rodeo festivities officially kicked off April 16, and extend through the weekend. The parade takes place on the streets of Old Town Clovis April 23 from 9:30 to 11 a.m.
— Business Journal staff