CL Keedy joined the all-volunteer organization in 1975. He was promoted in 1993 and served as a Chairman and Director for 8 years, during which time he chaired 5 of the 35 different committees including; Music, Queen and Court and Parade Operations.
In 2001, he was elevated to Vice President, served on the Executive Committee for 9 years which included his year as President in 2007-2008 and as the Immediate Past President in 2008-2009. During his year as President, he and his wife Adrienne traveled worldwide visiting the bands to be in the 2008 parade and other festivals around the country. They were on the road approximately 220 days.
The theme of the 2008 parade was Passports to the World’s Celebrations and the Grand Marshall was Chef Emeril Lagasse.
Mr. Keedy is currently a Life Director/ Past President. Recently, he has taken on the additional responsibility of chairing the Liaison & Planning committee that interfaces Parade activities with City Services and Law Enforcement.