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Duarte Leader & Volunteer, Steve Hernandez Receives Community Service Award

 Duarte Leader & Volunteer, Steve Hernandez Receives Community Service Award


DUARTE, CA -  The California Park and Recreation Society (CPRS) and the City of Duarte recently honored long-time volunteer and community leader, Steve Hernandez with the distinguished Community Service Award at its annual Awards Dinner earlier this month.  Hernandez has dedicated much of his time and energy towards improving the City of Duarte serving as a hardworking volunteer at the Senior Center for numerous years.


Steve initially became a Senior Center volunteer when he asked why women weren’t served first at the lunch table to be courteous; he has been serving five days a week ever since.  There is not a job that Steve does not help with.  From picking up birthday cakes, making iced tea for the lunch program or popping popcorn for movie days.  He also gives from his resources and recently purchased a wheelchair for the Senior Center.  As a community leader, Steve previously sat on the Town Center Specific Plan Ad Hoc Committee and currently sits on the Duarte Public Safety Commission and on the Youth and Family Committee. He also regularly attends Duarte City Council meetings and provides positive, insightful comments and serves as a strong advocate for his City.    


CPRS is the voice of California's park and recreational professionals and is where members improve their knowledge of park and recreation management. Routinely, CPRS brings park and recreation professionals together across disciplines and agency boundaries to advance professionalism, provide opportunities for career growth, and encourage collegiality.




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