June 17 Emergency Preparedness

emergency-preparednessEmergency Preparedness Committee,
Roy Beard, Director

The Emergency Preparedness information is to increase the city’s ability to prepare for and respond to public emergencies.

The City’s Emergency Preparedness Committee is comprised of ten residents who are appointed by the City Council members. The EPC committee’s mission isto assist in providing disaster preparedness public education to the community and make recommendations that better prepare the community and its residents.

Join Us For this educational program

Rio Hondo Event Center
10627 Old River School Rd.
Downey, CA 90241
(562) 923-5468

Dinner Chosen from Menu, Pay individually.

Members have a standing reservation. If you are bringing a guest or cannot attend, please call:
Ilda Vaja at: 562-865-2011 or email: vajafamily@hotmail.com on or before NOON Friday, June 12.


May 20 Volunteers Make It Happen

parade-imageSpeaker: Kelley Roberts, Downey Rose Float Association

The Downey Rose Float Association has a long history with the Tournament of Roses. In 1913 they submitted their first entry into the parade and again in 1920 where they took 4th Place. In 1952 a talented group of citizens founded The Downey Rose Float Association (DRFA for short) and incorporated in 1954. Continuously since 1955 this group of citizens has worked to enter a float in the Tournament of Roses Parade on New Year’s Day. Downey’s entry has the distinction of being one of only six floats which come under the parade classification of self-built. This classification means the float is completely financed, constructed and decorated by volunteer contributions and help.

The members of DRFA are civic minded people from all walks of life, Doctors, teachers, merchants, engineers, lawyers, secretaries, bankers, accountants, students, housewives and retirees. They make up one of Downey’s busiest service organizations. They are citizens that take pride in their City, with a desire to create interest and esteem for their community.