ABOVE: Piedmont police Chief Rikki Goede, left, talks with Fire Chief Warren "Bud" McLaren, center, and Margaret Huang, right, director of the Piedmont Appreciating Diversity Committee, at the Piedmont Community Center on Sept. 24. The City of Piedmont and the Piedmont Unified School District hosted a get-together to introduce new city department heads and the new Piedmont High School and Piedmont Middle School principals.

RIGHT: Piedmont High School Principal Brent Daniels, left, and Piedmont Middle School Principal Ryan Fletcher listen as Piedmont Mayor John Chiang introduces new city department heads at the Piedmont Community Center

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