Spirit of Mesa winners announced - Editor East Valley News
Mar 21, 2007
The Villages of Eastridge has received the Events and Community Building Award. The award was given for the Women’s Association in the Villages of Eastridge (The WAVE) scholarships, summer reading program and holiday concert and celebration.
Comite’ de Familias has been given the Public Safety Award. Led by Carmen Guerrero, the west Mesa neighborhood was registered in 2000 and has been recognized for its Block Watch and other programs, which have led to a decrease in crime in that area.
Dartmouth Trace has received the Beautification Award. The condominium complex was honored for its volunteer project to refurbish the landscaping at its front entrance.
Casa Mia has been given the Margie Frost Advocacy and Organization Award.
Led by Michelle Ortiz, this east Mesa neighborhood group was recognized for its monthly meetings and newsletters and its long range plans
Beverly (Bev) Tittle-Baker has received the Virginia Lamb Award for Neighborhood Leadership. Tittle-Baker is being recognized for founding the CARE Partnership, her leadership and vision for the Watertower Improvement Neighborhood and for serving as a role model for others. In 2006, she was recognized nationally as one of 10 recipients of the prestigious Robert Wood Johnson Community Health Leadership Program award.
The winners, who were selected by a committee of community representatives, will be recognized at the April 16 Mesa City Council meeting. The award winning neighborhoods will receive two “Spirit of Mesa Award Winning Neighborhood” signs to be installed by the City of Mesa. As winner of the Virginia Lamb Award, Bev Tittle-Baker will receive an engraved plaque.
For more information, log onto http://www.cityofmesa.org/neighsvcs or contact Mesa Neighborhood Outreach Coordinator Susan Frabotta at 480-644-5432 .
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