Sierra Madre Honors Award Winners Announced

George Maurer Lifetime Achievement Award winner Marilyn McKernan with sisters following reception honoring her as Citizen of the Year for 2000, News Net file photo

Press release posted 8/22/12 – Sierra Madre Honors… is the City’s opportunity to recognize and honor the true treasures of Sierra Madre, its volunteers, City Commissioners and employees. Sierra Madre Honors… recognizes all out-going City Commissioners, and awardees selected from nominations submitted to the Mayor’s Ad-Hoc Committee comprised of past recipients. The following are the awardees for 2012:

George Maurer Lifetime Service Award – Marilyn McKernan

Presented to a person/entity that most strongly represents a commitment to serving and volunteering over the course of a lifetime, which is the true spirit of Sierra Madre.

Wistaria Award – Mount Wilson Trail Race Committee

In recognition of a City/Community partnership, it is presented to a local business or organization whose major contributions to the City/Community of Sierra Madre have demonstrated a true partnership which assists in and provides services, programs or enhances the general welfare of the community as a whole.

Police Chief’s Special Award – Patricia Gonzalez

Presented by the Sierra Madre Chief of Police to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding dedication to duty (employee) or service

Public Safety Award winner Todd Conrad at 2011 SMVFA Easter Egg Hunt, News Net file photo

(community) in resolving a community law enforcement-related issue.

Public Safety AwardTodd Conrad

Presented by the Mayor to an individual, either an employee or citizen, who took action to protect and maintain the safety of the community.

Public Service Award Winners James Carlson and Miguel Hernandez at All-America City, 2007 and SMRFA Mixer, 2008, News Net file photos

Public Service AwardJames Carlson & Miguel Hernandez

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 AwardAliya Crochetiere

Presented to a young adult in the community, 18 years of age or younger, who demonstrates dedication and outstanding service to the community.

Donor of the Year*Sierra Madre Rotary Club

Presented to a business, organization, or individual who made a significant donation to the City of Sierra Madre.

Donor Award winning Rotary Club partial member photo in 2011, News Net file photo

The 2012 Sierra Madre Honors… Dinner and Awards will be held on Thursday, September 13th in Sierra Madre by invitation only. For more information contact City Hall at 626-355-7135.