The City of Monterey Park will honor former employee Chris Arriola and community volunteer Anna Gutierrez on Thursday, June 9, at 6 p.m. at Garvey Ranch Park. Both are recently deceased, but fondly remembered by the groups they helped.
Chris Arriola was highly regarded by the city staff members he worked with. He even gave up his position so that someone would not be laid off during the recession of the late 2000s.
Anna Gutierrez was a volunteer who was active with Langley Senior Center, the police department and a number of community organizations. Her hard work was recognized on the federal, state and local levels.
At the ceremony, both honorees will be recognized for their contributions to the community, with family members, friends, and co-workers having an opportunity to speak about Arriola and Gutierrez. The Monterey Park City Council will be in attendance to make the presentations.
Light refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the ceremony that will be held on the west side of Garvey Ranch Park near the Alhambra Avenue entrance.
For more information, please contact Recreation and Community Services at 626-307-1388.
Dan Costley, Recreation and Community Services Director