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Former mayor named grand marshal

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Tom Balch, a former Nevada City mayor and city councilman, has been named grand marshal of the 2004 Nevada City Fourth of July Parade.

As grand marshal, Balch, his wife of 41 years, Linda, and their 10-year-old grandson, Blake, will ride in the parade, which begins at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 4.

A pharmacist and 31-year resident of Nevada City, Balch, 64, completed two elected terms on the City Council in April. During his eight years, he served twice as mayor and three times as vice mayor.



“On my watch, we always tried to do what was best for the citizens of Nevada City,” he said. “I’m sure that this will carry on.”

Balch said he was surprised and “very, very honored” to be named as parade grand marshal. The honoree is selected by the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.




In addition to his city service, Balch is active in the 49er Breakfast Rotary Club of Nevada City, having served in 1990 as the club’s first president. He served two terms on the Hospice of the Foothills board in the 1980s and this year accepted another term on the board. Tom and Linda reside in Nevada City. They have two daughters, Leisa and Jennifer, and five grandchildren.


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