They see me rollin’ …

They see me rollin’… at the Hayward Employee Pancake Breakfast. The executive team pooled our funds for months to host a great big breakfast for city employees last week. It was a nice event, and I think people had a good time. I enjoyed throwing back to my¬†harleyroots in food service – it reminded me of my many years working as a waiter to pay my way through college. Now all these years later, I’m approaching ten years of service as a city department head. If you had told me, back when I was an obnoxious teen at Mt. Eden High School, that someday I’d be a city department head, I would have been surprised but also thrilled. Working for my hometown is one of the most fulfilling and rewarding aspects of my life. While there has been no shortage of sacrifice and hardship in¬†recent years, especially during the great recession, I’ve also been part of awesome achievements and forged incredible lifelong relationships here. I’m so excited and optimistic about where Hayward is headed, after growing up and living here for most of my life, and I feel so fortunate to be a part of that bright future. Now, if only the police officers would let me take one of these Harleys for a spin…