Earlier this month, our office was pleased to be a presenting sponsor for the Greater High Desert Chamber of Commerce’s 2023 Accolade Awards. This annual event honors individuals and businesses who are among our region’s shining stars — contributing positively to the community in the areas of public safety, volunteerism, business development and more.

During the event, the audience was treated to festive holiday musical performances by the Lewis Center for Educational Research and Academy for Academic Excellence Marching Knights Band.

Please join me in congratulating the following honorees:

  1. Public Safety Award: City of Victorville Fire Captain Marcus Lynch
  2. Law Enforcement Award: Apple Valley Police Deputy Levi Kerr
  3. Award of Excellence (Small Business): ICR Staffing Services, Inc.
  4. Award of Excellence (Large Business): Option One Solar
  5. Lillian King Volunteer of the Year: Gary “Griz” Drylie
  6. Most Inspirational Leader: Debbie A. Cannon
  7. Spirit of the High Desert: Victor Valley Transit Authority (VVTA)

Well done! It’s people like you who make our community extraordinary. Thank you all for everything you do to make the First District a wonderful place to live, work and play!