David and Buff Fleming named 2017 Fiesta Days Grand Marshals
Buff and David Fleming pose for photos at the 1997 Fiesta Days. Vacaville will be “celebrating 60 years of brilliance” at Fiesta Days this May.
Presiding over the festivities will be David and Buff Fleming, who have been named the Grand Marshals for 2017.
“It is with great anticipation we welcome Dave and Buff Fleming as the Grand Marshals of the 60th Anniversary of Fiesta Days!” event organizers wrote in a press release Monday.
The Flemings have been married 61 years, have three sons and have called Vacaville home for 50 years.
Both have been actively involved in the community during that time, Fiesta Day organizers noted in the announcement.
David served in local government as a city councilman from 1978 to 2002, vice mayor from 1978 to 1980 and mayor from 1990 to 2002.
He was a driving force in establishing and maintaining Downtown Vacaville as a historic district and the redevelopment of local businesses.
Additionally, he continues to support local business by maintaining his membership to the Vacaville Chamber of Commerce and the Vacaville Rotary Club.
David retired from the Air Force as a lieutenant colonel. He is a Vietnam Combat Veteran and has received eleven Air Medals, three Distinguished Flying Crosses, and V for Valor.
Buff was the first woman to chair the Vacaville Planning Commission, is a founding member of the Vacaville Concert Society and is an active member of Soroptimist International of Vacaville.
She remains an ongoing supporter of the arts and continues to serve the Boy Scouts of America.
In 1972, the Flemings co-founded the Vacaville Recycling Center, which continues to be operated by Boy Scout Troop #488. The center provides curbside recycling once a month to Leisure Town residents.
The recycling center was recognized in 1988 by the State of California Waste Management Board as the best small scale recycling center in the state.
All information regarding Fiesta Days and the Flemings’ appearances is available at fiestadays.org.