Story and Photos by Bruce Montgomery
The City Council of Desert Hot Springs met for its regular meeting at the Carl May Center on Tuesday evening, November 20th, 2012.
Prior to regular business were a number of memorable presentations.
Mayor Parks proclaimed the Jack and Lorraine Becker Volunteerism Week in Desert Hot Springs, honoring the late Jack Becker.
Police Chief Kate Singer gave special commendations, recommendations and/or medals to some of our outstanding police officers. Recipients were Tom Pettinger, Renee Olague and Danny Brazeal.
Patrice Kimbler gave a presentation for the Christmas Store, reviewing past goals and accomplishments, thanking those community partners who have made it such a success, and inviting participation in this year’s outreach.
Several citizens were presented awards and received a case of Mission Springs Water for the beautification of their yard. In addition Agua Soleil Hotel and Spa received a similar award as a business with most improved look.
All photos by Bruce Montgomery. More photos of the event; just click!
Russ Martin, George Fisher and Mayor Yvonne Parks announce yard beautification winners
Lorraine Becker returns to seat amidst standing applause
Chief Singer with Officer Brazeal recipient of Merotorious Service Award
Tom Pettinger Community Service Officer recieves first Chief’s Commendation Award
School Resource Officer Rene Olague recognized by Chief Kate Singer
Police Chief Kate Singer and Fire Chief Patrick Tomlinson
Lorraine Becker receives sympathy hug for loss of her beloved husband Jack from Martin Magana and Mayor Yvonne Parks
John Soulliere and Russ Martin present a case of water from Mission Springs Water District to Felipe Cuahizo
Evelyn Haack and Patrice Kimbler
Councilman Scott Matas
Police Chief Kate Singer welcomed back by Hal Goldenberg
Mark McDaniels presents half a million dollars from Sentinel Plant to Mayor Parks
Tom Pettinger and family with Police Chief Kate Singer
Councilman Sanchez, mayor pro tem Pye and mayor Yvonne Parks at dais
Patrice Kimbler talks about the Christmas Store
Officer Clary receives commendation from Chief Singer
Yard beautification recipients Agua Soleil, Mrs Jerry Zagueta, Philip and Sally Denny, Felipe Cuahizo with Russ Martin and George Fisher