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Spirit of Westminster Awards Luncheon


"Spirit of Westminster"
Each year Westminster Chamber of Commerce is given the distinct privilege of naming the Westminster, California, Citizen of the Year and the Organization of the Year.

As well as naming the Citizen and Organization of the Year, the Chamber honors Public Service Award recipients from the City of Westminster, Midway City Sanitary District, Orange County Fire Authority, and California Highway Patrol.  The annual event is held in the Westminster Rose Center’s Crystal Ballroom. The event is videotaped by PCTA (Public Cable Television Authority) to be aired on WTV3.

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   In 2016, the Westminster Chamber of Commerce was honored to be able to name the Westminster Citizen of the Year at the annual Spirit of Westminster Awards Luncheon; and Diana Lee Carey took the honors. In addition, eleven men and women from the City of Westminster, Midway City Sanitary District, Orange County Fire Authority, and California Highway Patrol were singled out by their supervisors as Spirit of Westminster Award Recipients.
   The Chamber thanks Chamber Director Kathy Buchoz of KB and Associates and Joanne Vogelsang of HW Senior Apartment Homes for serving as this year's MCs. Additional thanks to Westminster Mayor Tri Ta for his assistance in presenting the honorees their awards, Dan London of Fantasy Springs Resort Casino for leading the Pledge of Allegiance and to Pastor Jean Morgan of Westminster Christian Assembly for giving the Invocation.

CONGRATULATIONS! Citizen of the Year:
Diana Lee Carey

Diana-Lee-Carey Westminster-Chamber-Citizen-of-the-YearDiana Carey was honored for her life-long habit of service, generosity, and volunteerism in and for a great many local civic, police, business, military, and animal care organizations in and around the greater Westminster area. And she has a passion for community betterment.

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Thursday, March 30, 2017
12 Noon to 1:15 pm
Check-In Begins at 11:15 am

The Rose Center, Crystal Ballroom
14140 All American Way
Westminster, CA, 92683  MAP

Spirit of Westminster Sponsor Kit

 Thank You to Our 2017 Sponsors to Date

Corporate Sponsors

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     Legislative Host
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Business Sponsor
Assistance League of Huntington Beach

Table Host
Los Alisos Mobile Home Estates

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2016 Public Service Award Recipients
City of Westminster
Mika Takayasu, Housing Analyst
Community Development Department

Claire Hutchinson, Senior Center Supervisor
Community Services Department

Sgt. James Kingsmill
Police Department

Officer Rachel Archambault
Police Department

Officer Dave Ferronato
Police Department

Tuan Pham, Associate Civil Engineer
Engineering Division, Public Works Department

Toni Reuter, Administrative Assistant II
Maintenance Division, Public Works Department

Marty Seefried, Water Technician II
Water Division, Public Works Department

Midway City Sanitary District
David Hernandez, Lead Solid Waste Driver

Orange County Fire Authority
Fire Captain Ben Gonzales

California Highway Patrol
Officer Patrick Goddard

Thank You to our 2016 Sponsors
Corporate Sponsors:

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Enterprise Sponsors:
Business Sponsors:
Assistance League of Huntington Beach
McDonald's of Westminster
Legislative Host:
Grand Canyon University
Honoree Sponsors:
Bridgecreek Realty Investment Corp.
Country City Towing
Grocery Outlet
Helen Ortega of the Boys & Girls Club of Westminster 
HW Senior Apartment Homes 
Los Alisos Estates 
Midway City Sanitary District
Signal Hill Petroleum
Westminster Memorial Park & Mortuary
Westminster Senior Center Foundation
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