NASA Astronaut and Cedar Falls native, Raja Chari, will receive the Key to the City Award from Cedar Falls Mayor Rob Green during a ceremony at Overman Park on June 23, 2023.
The event will take place in the park bandshell from 12:30 p.m. to 12:40 p.m. and will follow an 11:30 a.m. presentation by Chari on his experience as a NASA astronaut.
All are welcome to attend this celebration.
"This is the first time we have presented the new 'Key to the City' award and I am delighted that Raja Chari is the initial recipient," said Mayor Green. "He has certainly earned the city's highest award of distinction as our own hometown astronaut!"
About the Key to the City Award
As per the City's Public Awards and Recognition Policy, the Key to the City may be awarded by the mayor to any individual or group reflecting great credit on Cedar Falls through nationally or globally noteworthy actions, or who otherwise demonstrates extreme merit.