Young Citizen of the Year 2019
The Irwindale Chamber of Commerce and the City of Irwindale are pleased to announce Matthew Acosta as the Irwindale Young Citizen of the Year for 2019.
The 2019 Young Citizen of the Year Competition was held at the Irwindale Senior Center on Thursday, August 15, 2019. Three outstanding Irwindale youth competed by presenting an original essay discussing their thoughts on how they define success. The contestants also responded to impromptu questions from the judges. Matthew Acosta, Joshua Logan, and Alexander Burrola all impressed the judges with their confidence, poise, enthusiasm, thoughtfulness, and community involvement.
Irwindale Mayor Albert Ambriz, Councilmember H. Manuel Ortiz, Planning Commissioner Enoch Burrola, and City Assistant Manager Theresa Olivares were in attendance, along with the 2018 Young Citizen of the Year, John Fraijo. Also in attendance were Irwindale Chamber Board members and staff. Hope Cafe & Catering provided a lovely dinner. We also want to thank our Judges for volunteering their time to our youth; Dora Castro (Athens Services), London Lee (Foothill Transit), Martin Ramos (Century 21 Adams & Barnes), and Kayleen Ferrer (Hilton Garden Inn Arcadia).
Special THanks to:
This event could not have been possible without the generous support of our sponsors, committee members, judges, and attendees. Special thanks to PRESENTING sponsor The Gas Company(a Sempra Utility Company), DINNER sponsors Hope Cafe & Catering, SPEECH sponsor City of Hope, Foothill Transit, Premiere Career College, and United Rock Products, and PHOTOGRAPHY sponosr Steve Castro from Eagle Photography. Many thanks go to the Irwindale Young Citizen of the Year Committee: Delfina Osterheim from Irwindale Recreation Center, Rebecca Bardales, from the Irwindale Senior Center and Irwindale Chamber staff members, Marlene Carney, Veronica Orosco and Amanda Arellan . Additional thanks go to all the Irwindale Senior Center Staff as well as to the event judges: Phyllis Ferguson (California Customs Fruit and Flavors), Martha Gamboa(YAYA fitness) and Veronica Ceballos (ESGV ROP/TC). .