What is a Grand Marshall?
After Santa, the Redding Lighted Christmas Parade begins with our designated Grand Marshall; someone to lead in the opening band and start the parade off right! Each year the Active 20-30 Club recognizes an individual for the positive impact they've had in our community, be that through their business, philanthropic work, or by generally going above and beyond.
As you can imagine, this is a difficult task, as Redding is home to some amazing leaders!!)
2021 Grand Marshall: Kimberly Johnson
Kimberly Johnson is the founder and Executive Director of the Children’s Legacy Center. In 2016 she, along with Redding and Anderson Police Departments, Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, Health and Human Services Agency and the District Attorney’s Office, Shasta Community Health Center and the Crime Victims Assistance Center came together to reduce the traumatic impacts of the judicial system on young children. Learn More Here.
She was also the recipient of the United Way Champion for Youth Award in 2019, Anderson Police Department’s Community Service Award in 2019, and Outstanding Achievements in Cross-System Collaboration to Improve the Lives of Sexually Exploited Children, awarded by the California Department of Social Services in 2020. Kimberly and her husband of 13 years have 5 beautiful children together and happily reside in Shasta County.
Past Grand Marshalls