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Mayor's Brief
by Roger Tobler
Boulder City Mayor

Behind the Scenes of the Damboree Committee

The Fourth of July Damboree Celebration was a success this year due to the coordinated efforts of a small group of dedicated volunteers and the City of Boulder City staff.

The Damboree Committee is a limited liability corporation registered with the State of Nevada. There is a Damboree Chairman and a Board of Directors that govern the committee. There are approximately forty dedicated volunteers who work with the City of Boulder City to put on this event. Coordination planning for the Damboree begins in January of each year. The City gives the Damboree committee $15,000 towards the purchase of fireworks for the event. The committee usually matches that amount with public and corporate donations.

Damboree planning is divided into various areas headed by various chairman. Examples include the parade, entertainment, food, vendors, fireworks, administration and coordination with City staff for street closures, security and EMS services.

The Damboree celebration is held at two different facilities at different times of the day. After the parade, Broadbent Park is the location for the non-profit food vendors, welcoming ceremonies and entertainment including bands, coin toss at the pool and fun and games for the kids. Veteran’s Memorial Park is the location for the pie eating contest, music entertainment starting at 5pm and fireworks show starting at 9pm.

As you can see there are a variety of things that need to be done to be able to put on an event of this size.

Boulder City can be proud of the hard work and dedication of the Damboree Committee and the City of Boulder City for putting on such a great event.

Visit Roger at http://www.bcnv.org/CityCouncil/Tobler.asp.




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