DOWNEY - Longtime volunteer and community leader John Vincent was honored with the mayor's Diakonia Award for service at the Oct. 27 City Council meeting.The award was the ninth given out this year. Vincent has been active with the Downey Historical Society since April 1982, working to preserve and document the history of Downey. He has served as president of the Society for 22 years. His extensive knowledge and research is well recognized and commended," Mayor Mario Guerra siad in a press release. "Through his work, John demonstrates great love and great pride for this community." Vincent is also a member and strong supporter of the Downey Rose Float Association, for which he has served as president three different years. The word "diakonia"‚Äàmeans "servant" in Greek. To nominate a person for the Diakonia Award, call the City Council office at (562) 904-7274 or e-mail the mayor directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
********** Published: November 6, 2009 - Volume 8 - Issue 29