Parker receives Diakonia Award

DOWNEY - Luann Parker, president of the Unity in the Community group, was the eighth recipient of the mayor's Diakonia Award, presented during the Oct. 13 City Council meeting.In addition to Unity in the Community, Parker is involved with several local organizations, including Citizens for Downey, Keep Downey Beautiful and Downey Coordinating Council. Parker also contributes to the Home of the Brave Quilt Project, which sends quilts to the families of military service members who have been killed in action. Parker has sent more than 120 quilts to families in Los Angeles County. "I couldn't be more proud to present Luann with this award," said Mayor Mario Guerra. "She serves this community with great commitment and great love." Parker is married with four children. To nominate a resident for the Diakonia (service) Award, call the City Council office at (562) 904-7274 or e-mail Guerra at

********** Published: October 23, 2009 - Volume 8 - Issue 27