This is an exciting event and the City's opportunity to recognize and honor the true treasures of Sierra Madre, its volunteers, City Commissioners and employees. Sierra Madre Honors… Recognition and Appreciation Dinner recognizes all out-going City Commissioners as well as extraordinary community members, organizations and employees who were selected from nominations submitted to the Mayor's Ad-Hoc Committee comprised of past recipients. The following are the awardees for 2011:
George Maurer Lifetime Service Award – Gordon Caldwell
Presented to a per son/entity that most strongly represents a commitment to serving and volunteering, which is the true spirit of Sierra Madre.
Wistaria Award – Friends of the Library
In recognition of City/Community partnership, presented to a local business or organization whose major contributions to the City/Community of Sierra Madre have demonstrated a true partnership that assists in and provides services, programs, or enhances the general welfare of the community as a whole.
Police Chief's Special Award – Jeannette Dabney
Presented by the Sierra Madre Chief of Police to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding dedication to duty (employee) or service (community) in resolving a community law enforcement-related issue.
Public Safety Award – Casey Morrisey
Presented by the Mayor to an individual, either an employee or citizen, who took action to protect and maintain the safety of the community by taking lifesaving action.
Public Service Award – Toni Buckner
Employee of the Year – presented by the Mayor upon the recommendation of the City Manager to an extraordinary city employee who has represented remarkable customer and public service as well as dedication to the citizens of Sierra Madre over the course of a year.
Community Youth Service Award – Lydia Kerns
Presented to a young adult in the community who demonstrates dedication and outstanding service to the community.
This year's Sierra Madre Honors... Recognition and Appreciation Dinner will be held in late September.