I attended the Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce Public Safety Appreciation BBQ at the Orange County Fair and Event Center today. What a GREAT event!
PUBLIC SAFETY MEMBERS HONORED
Members of the Costa Mesa Police Department, Costa Mesa Fire Department and other public safety support groups were honored by community members and leaders. Rather than blather on and on, I'll just let the photos I took give you an idea of the event. You can read Daily Pilot reporter Bradley Zint
's coverage HERE
Artwork on the Kraft paper table coverings with messages from local school children thanking the public safety staff.
Legendary CMPD School Resource Officer Jess Gilman was an early arrival. He's a big fella!
CMPD Lieutenants Bob Ciszek and Rob Sharpnack enjoying fresh-squeezed lemonade
Brad Long and Dane Bora preparing to cover the event
Council candidate Harold Weitzberg yucks it up with CMPD Sergeant Tim Starn - former A.B.L.E Commander
Costa Mesa Sanitary District President Bob Ooten, OC MarketPlace honcho Jeff Teller, Council Candidate John Stephens and Newport Mesa Unified School District Trustee Katrina Foley
Former Police Chief Roger Neth chats with current chief Tom Gazsi
More artwork. Look closely at these images.
Honorees chowing down
CMTV interviewing Chief Tom Gazsi
John Stephens holds forth with Chamber President Larry Weichman and former council members Arlene Shafer and Mary Hornbuckle
CMPD's Kelly Vucinic, activists Cindy Brenneman and Sue Lester with Harold Weitzberg
Sanitary District Director Jim Ferryman with Dane Bora
Brad Long on the job
City CEO Tom Hatch
United Neighbors Paul and Diane Hill with Ooten
Council candidates John Stephens and Sandy Genis
Assemblyman Allan Mansoor lost in thought
Sergeant Vic Bakkila with Diane Hill
Sanitary District Director Jim Fitzpatrick and Mayor Pro Tem Jim Righeimer
Councilmember Wendy Leece
Fitzpatrick enjoying dessert
Katrina Foley and fellow NMUSD Trustee Dave Brooks
Yes, indeed. Thank you to all the members of the Costa Mesa Public Safety organizations for their tireless efforts to keep our city safe. And thanks to the Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce for hosting this wonderful event.
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