Stauffer receives Diakonia Award

DOWNEY - Local philanthropist and community volunteer Dr. Mary Stauffer was recognized at Tuesday's City Council meeting with the inaugural Mayor's Diakonia Award."Any resident who provides service with love deserves to be recognized," said Mayor Mario Guerra, who initiated the award. "Dr. Mary Stauffer is a prime example of answering our call to serve others with her many years of dedicated involvement to our city and our citizens and I am honored to present her with the Diakonia Award." The Diakonia Award ("diakonia" is a Greek word meaning "service") will be presented monthly at City Council meetings and residents are encouraged to nominate those who go out of their way to make a difference in the community. To nominate someone for the award, call the City Council office at (562) 904-7274. To be eligible, the person needs to either live or work in Downey. ********** Published: January 30, 2009 - Volume 7 - Issue 41