Press Release posted 1/26/15 – Sierra Madre Chamber President Ed Chen and the Board of Directors announced on Friday, Jan. 9th, the selection of VFW Post 3208 Commander Dave Loera as the 2014 Citizen of the Year.
The COTY award is granted to an outstanding Sierra Madre resident who best demonstrates the town’s spirit of volunteerism during the year. Loera’s credentials are extensive. In addition to his VFW responsibilities, he currently serves on the Committee for Congresswoman Judy Chu in the collaboration between the Veteran’s Administration Health Care System and Pasadena City College to establish a Veteran’s Health Center in the San Gabriel Valley. He also serves on Assemblymember Chris Holden’s Veteran’s Advisory Committee.
In Sierra Madre, Dave served as a Reserve Police Officer for 10 years; he has coached T-ball, Little League, Pony Colt Baseball and AYSO soccer. He is currently President of the St. Rita Men’s Club and is Past President of the Sierra Madre Kiwanis Club.
Cmdr. Loera has also been instrumental in getting the VFW to support the city’s 4th of July Parade, raise funds for the maintenance of Dapper Field and with the replacement of the bleachers at Heasley Field. He has served on Sierra Madre’s Utility User’s Tax oversight committee and much more.
The COTY dinner honoring Commander Loera will be held on Saturday, January 31, 2015 in The Sierra Madre Room, 611 E. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre, Ca. Reception begins at 6:00 p.m. Dinner at 7:00 p.m. . Tickets are $30 per person/Tables of 10 $275.00.
For more information, please contact Amanda Burnett at 626-355-5111.