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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 032816
Garcia Hosts 6th Annual Go Long Beach Awards Tonight
Ceremony Honors 40 Residents for Outstanding Contributions to the Community
Daniel Brezenoff
562 570 6801
Deputy Chief of Staff
Office of Mayor Garcia

Long Beach: Mayor Robert Garcia will host the 6th annual Go Long Beach Awards tonight at the offices of Keesal, Young and Logan, honoring 40 community members for outstanding contributions to Long Beach.

“I initiated the Go Long Beach awards in 2011 as a way to recognize individuals who are making a positive impact on our City, including neighborhood volunteers, private and public sector leaders, businesspeople, and City employees,” said Garcia. “My thanks and congratulations to all the winners.”

Among the winners this year are arts supporters, business leaders, neighborhood improvement advocates, fire ambassadors, and other civic volunteers and organizers. The full list of winners is:

Aaron Fletcher, Long Beach Life Guard Association
Andreas Mitisek, Long Beach Opera
Bob Lane, Director, Naples Improvement Association
Carmen O. Perez, Community Volunteer
Cynthia Alves, Fire Ambassador
Cynthia Cardarelli, Director, Naples Improvement Association
Dave Duncan, AYSO 114
Donna Kraus, Vice President, Naples Improvement Association
Dustin Berlin, You First Project
Irvin Sotelo, Atletico
Jackie Snyder, Fire Ambassador
Javier Solorio, North Long Beach Soccer Association
Joanna Concepcion, Executive Director, Filipino Migrant Center
Justin Rudd, Community Action team
Kathleen Wilaby, Director, Naples Improvement Association
Kathy Frazier, President, Naples Improvement Association
Lian Cheun, Khmer Girls in Action
Linda Gunn, Fire Ambassador
Marilyn Bittle, Community Liaison, Naples Improvement Association
Marsha Chapman, Fire Ambassador
Mike O’Toole, 2nd Vice President, Naples Improvement Association
Nancy Nash, Fire Ambassador
Nicolassa Galvez, Art Exchange
Octavio Gallegos, Deportivo Miguel Hidalgo
Pastor Gregory Sanders, the Rock Christian Fellowship
Paul Garman, Musical Theater West
Raul Arzate, Cesar Chavez Soccer League
Ray Smith, Fire Ambassador
Richard Dilday, Recording Secretary, Naples Improvement Association
Robin McEleney, Secretary
Roger Powell, Treasurer, Naples Improvement Association
Dr. Ronald & Sylvia Hartman, Fire Ambassador
Sandra O’Toole, Ways and Means, Director, Naples Improvement Association
Sandra Wood, Fire Ambassador
Sharon and David McLucas, Organizers, Black History Month Long Beach
Dr. Song Tan, President & Founder, Cambodian Health Professionals
Stan and Maureen Poe, Community Volunteers
Stanley Eiler, Fire Ambassador
Susan Kirk, AYSO 177