Thursday was officially proclaimed Jim Roberts Day by the City of Napa as a full house at the Elks Club packed the halls to celebrate Jim’s 90th birthday and his lifetime of service to children and community. Family, friends and colleagues gathered to hear of Jim’s numerous contributions to the well-being of young people, especially underserved and at-risk youth. To the Ross Recreation and Landscape Structures families, however, Jim is best known as having organized and built sixty-four playgrounds in the Napa Valley over the past twenty years!
It was a wonderful celebration and tribute to a unique and wonderful man – and a life well-lived. For more on Jim’s contributions to his community, there are a number of articles: