I’m excited to have officially begun a four-year term on the Long Beach Parks and Recreation Commission, and am looking forward to helping make a difference here in the city.

My photo is up on the City of Long Beach site, here – City of Long Beach, CA – Parks & Recreation.

Disclosure point: Any posts that I share about Long Beach moving forward will continue to only reflect my personal opinions about issues and events, or thoughts as they relate to marketing.

Such as this:

My friends know that one of my great loves about this city is spending summer Friday nights at El Dorado Park listening to our 101-year-old  Municipal Band. The band is one of the great city assets that we are in danger of losing due to the budget shortfalls that Long Beach is facing.

Clearly, the band is ripe for a major, community-oriented corporation to swoop in and underwrite its 2011 season, and beyond. A company looking to market their brand in the nation’s 38th largest city — larger than Minneapolis, Cleveland, Miami, St. Louis, Pittsburgh and New Orleans — would be wise to explore an affiliation with the band and help “keep the music playing.”