California Progress, Inc. met Monday to discuss progress on a number of ongoing projects, helped by new executive director Resa Dudley. Dudley took over as executive director during the summer and has been acclimating to the role.
The latest of CPI's mural projects was completed last week, paving the way for the work to start on the next mural in conjunction with work on the Latham Family Memorial Park Project. The next mural, honoring the history of Latham Sanitorium, will be painted on the wall of the old CenturyLink building adjacent to the park, the former site of the hospital. The next mural is estimated to take 30-45 days of work to be completed.
Four more future murals are planned following the Latham Sanitorium project, each honoring the history of different aspects of California's community: schools, the library, the railroad and CPI.
In other business, the group voted on purchases for its ongoing park project, including $16,090 toward a gazebo for the property. The group also added the park project to its official list of priorities and projects through 2021.
The group also had some discussion about events later this year, including September's Ham & Turkey Celebration; CPI usually participates in the parade and plans to do so again this year. Other events scheduled for later this year include the CPI Gala on Oct. 24 and the group's New Year's Eve fundraiser and annual meeting. With the end of the year in mind, the board encouraged those who are up for board and officer renewals to be thinking early about whether they would like to be considered for renewal in advance of the decision in December.