With the blessing of the Board of Supervisors at its Feb. 28 meeting, a portion of the Dry Creek Parkway will be renamed in honor of Robert (Bob) Bastian.
Mr. Bastian was a leader in the community, having been born and raised in North Sacramento. He attended local schools and earned his Associate of Arts degree from American River College, a Bachelor of Arts in Education, and a Master of Arts in Special Education from Sacramento State. He taught for more than 30 years, at Del Paso Junior High School, and Lincoln High School, and the majority of his career with the Rio Linda Union School District.
“Bob’s dedication to his local community seemed almost limitless, and he served on and founded many local clubs and organizations. Bob served on the Dry Creek Parkway Advisory Committee and was a member of the Sacramento County Recreation and Park Commission, a commission he served on for 31 years, from 1987-2018.”Liz Bellas, Sacramento County Regional Parks Director
In addition to his time serving on County commissions and committees, Mr. Bastian also served as Chairperson for the Rio Linda/Elverta Recreation and Park District; founding member, President, and Vice President of the Rio Linda/Elverta Historical Society; President, Vice President, and Vision Chairperson for the Rio Linda/Elverta Lions Club; a Shriner; a Mason; and a member of the Rio Linda Chamber of Commerce, the Grant Alumni Association, and the Grange.
He was a Special Olympics and Pop Warner football coach and served as a leader for the 4-H club. He was an elected member of the Rio Linda Union School District Board of Trustees.
The Dry Creek Parkway Trail from Dry Creek road heading northeast to “U” street will be known as the Robert F. Bastian Memorial Trail.
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