Salute to Local Heroes 2023

The Chamber was happy to honor this year’s heroes at the fourteenth annual Salute to Local Heroes. This unique event celebrates the strength of the community and honored nine local heroes that serve our community. This evening is our opportunity to come together and honor those dedicated to La Mesa citizens and our entire community. These heroes are from law enforcement, the fire district, the paramedic field, and the retired senior volunteer patrol. This year’s heroes that were honored were American Medical Response – Paramedic Ed Bell, Paramedic Missy Hale and Paramedic Melissa Luna, Heartland Fire & Rescue Deputy Fire Marshal Rachel Clarke, Heartland Communications Facility Authority – Dispatcher Kim Gonzales, La Mesa Police Department – Detective Jamie Roberts, Officer Hannah Rost and Downtown Operations Assistant Slawomir Stojanowski and La Mesa Police Department Retired Senior Volunteer Patrol – Clarke Stillwagen. The Chamber is grateful to the sponsors who made this evening possible. We thank our Title Sponsor – Sycuan Casino Resort and Presenting Sponsors – EDCO and AMR. They were joined Hollywood Sponsor – SDG&E, Production Sponsors – Cox Communications, McGee Mechanical, The Kitzman Family, Gold Sponsors – Amanda Hammett Insurance & Financial Services – State Farm, California Coast Credit Union – La Mesa, Carl Burger Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM World and Lily’s Manufactured Homes. Entertainer Sponsors were – A.I.C., Inc., Deano’s Pub and Fully Promoted EmbroidMe La Mesa. We are grateful to our Technology Partner – i-NETT, Artistic Designer – La Mesa Floral Design Shoppe, Awards Partner – Edible Arrangements-La Mesa, Printing Sponsor – AAA Imaging and Graphic Designer – Kostedt Design & Marketing. The evening was captured by Directors of Photography Sandra Small/ Photographer and Photographer Yvette Zehner of Evie Z. Photography and Social Media Partner – Lemon Grove Media & Communications.

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