An awards event will be held on Thursday, Jan. 26 at Angeles National Golf Club to honor the people who best served Montrose-La Crescenta in 2011 and welcome new board members to the Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce.
Honorees include several locals, businesses and organizations who worked year-round to provide resources to the community, said Melinda Clarke, Executive Director of Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce.
Glendale Mayor Laura Friedman, Sheriff's Capt. Dave Silversparre, Glendale Police Chief Ronald De Pompa, retiring north-area command Glendale Police Lt. Ian Grimes and new area Lt. Scott Bickle are confirmed guests, Clarke said.
Here is a list of the award recipients.
Business of the Year: Giuseppe's Pizzeria
Organization of the Year: Crescenta Valley Drug & Alcohol Prevention Coalition
Business Person of the Year: Henry Baeza of
Educator of the Year: Michelle Doll, Principal
Volunteer of the Year: Robbyn Battles of
Peace Officer of the Year: Retiring Glendale Police Lt. Ian Grimes
Frank Roberts Award: Mary O'Keefe of Prom Plus, CVDAPC and the Firehouse
Oktoberfest Volunteer: Chris Waldheim of
Community Endearment: Harriet Hammonds of Los Angeles Unified School District
Community Enhancement: Owners Bradley Howard, Cynthia Howard and Ted J. Green of
In the Line of Duty: Sheriff's Deputy J.R. Ruiz will receive this first time award for his work to help . Ruiz drove his car in front of car heading 50 mph and saved the driver or anyone else from injury. Ruiz walked away with just a bumper scratch.
The Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce Awards Installation will be held on Thursday, Jan. 26 at 6 p.m. at Angeles National Golf Club, 9401 Foothill Blvd., Sunland. Tickets are $50 per person and the attire is semi-formal. To attend, call (818) 249-7171 or visit Montrosechamber.org.