Kirk Roccaforte is pictured with his wife, Shirley and Bridge City Chamber of Commerce board member and parade chairman, Lucy Fields.

The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that it has named Kirk Roccaforte as the Grand Parade Marshal for this year’s seventh Annual Christmas Light Parade. The announcement was made at the Chamber’s November networking coffee hosted by Bridge City Bank.  Mayor Roccaforte was presented an acrylic award by Chamber board member and parade chairman Lucy Fields to commemorate the occasion.

Roccaforte was born in Port Arthur, to Carlo and Marilyn Roccaforte. He has four brothers, Mark, Don, Chuck and Danny and one sister Julie.  Roccaforte graduated from Bishop Byrne High School in 1971. He moved to Bridge City in 1975.  He and his wife Shirley of 37 years have two grown children Cristal Dubois and Aaron Roccaforte. Cristal is married to Coach Dwayne Dubois and they have two children Camden and Caleb. Aaron works at his dad’s shop and is married to Chrisleigh and they have one son Trent. Kirk and Shirley Roccaforte own and operate Bridge City Radiator & Automotive Repair.

Roccaforte was elected Mayor of Bridge City in 2006 and will finish his fifth term as Mayor in May 2016. He also serves on the Board of Directors at the Bridge City Chamber of Commerce and is First Vice President of the Southeast Texas Regional Planning Commission. He also is a long time member of the Bridge City-Orangefield Rotary Club and Past President.

Mayor Roccaforte’s awards and recognitions include:

Rotary – Paul Harris Fellow, Rotarian of the Year and 2008-2009 Community Service Award

2008 Bridge City Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year

2008 Orange Leader Citizen of the Year

2009 Club of Southeast Texas Newsmaker of the Year

2009 SETRPC Extraordinary Service and Commitment Award

The Bridge City Chamber is honored to have Mayor Roccaforte as our parade marshal for the 2015 Bridge City Christmas Light Parade on Dec. 5.  For more information on the parade, go to www.bridgecitychamber.com.