Members of the Pacoima Community Honored by PHS and City of Los Angeles
Pictured (left to right) Ed Rose, David Johnson, Dr. Yvonne Chan, Crystal Jackson, Sal Del Gaudio, Carolina Mendoza, 7th District Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez, Pamela Broadous
The Pacoima Historical Society has proudly honored seven members from the community who have exemplified positive leadership and the pioneering spirit of Pacoima. The 2017 "PHS Golden Seal Award" was given to each of the honorees, who also received official recognition from the city of Los Angeles.
"Honoring the amazing individuals and businesses in this town is long overdue," stated executive board member Lon Grandison. "Without the people who have served this town throughout their lives Pacoima would never have grown up."
The awards were presented during the PHS inaugural "Pacoima History Day" festivities, which were held on August 19 at the Vaughn Family and Community Center in Pacoima. The event also featured food, entertainment and an exhibit displaying a rare collection of photos from the town's storied history.
"This town's history is amazing," stated Grandison. "We are incredibly proud to be honoring the people and businesses that have helped make our history so special."
Here are this year's honorees: