Promoting Growth, Prosperity and Quality of Life in the Friendly City by the Sea
Please join us in celebrating the outstanding efforts of those who make an impact on our community at the Chamber’s 77th Anniversary Dinner and Community Awards Night.
6:00 pm – Social Hour/Silent Auction
7:00 pm – Dinner & Awards
Citizens of the Year
Roberta & Larry Downing
Business Person of the Year
Jessica Lamb – Anacappuccino
Chairman’s Award Recipient
Tamah Figg – City Code Compliance Manager
Police Officer of the Year
Officer Mathew Harbine
Military Persons of the Year
CM1 Brett Renaker
CS1 Donovan T. Nuusolia
NBVC Fire Fighter of the Year
Engineer Derek Harper
Ventura County Fire Fighter of the Year
Captain Alex Garcia
Educator of the Year
Carrie Burton – Sunkist Elementary School
City Employee of the Year
Fred Camarillo – Interim Deputy Public Works Director
Elected to the California State Senate on November 8, 2016, Senator Josh Newman represents the 29th Senate District, which includes portions of Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino Counties.
Senator Newman is a veteran who has served as an officer in the United States Army with active duty assignments in South Korea. In 2012, Newman founded ArmedForce2Workforce, a non-profit organization to assist young veterans in the Orange County and the greater Los Angeles areas to find rewarding, career-oriented employment.
Senator Newman’s post-service experience has included work in local government, marketing and public relations, film and video production, and executive and consulting positions with a number of technology start-ups in the mobile and Internet media technology spheres.
Senator Newman is an alumnus of Yale University. He lives in Fullerton with his wife Darcy and their daughter. He enjoys volunteering for the Special Olympics and Habitat for Humanity.