Wilcox honored for humanitarian work

DOWNEY - Dr. Wayne Wilcox was presented with the mayor's Diakonia Award on Tuesday in recognition of his extensive community service.Wilcox has served as a church bishop for six years and currently serves as a Cub Scout Cubmaster. He is a past president of Downey Rotary, is a current YMCA board member, and is chair of the Y's camping committee. Wilcox attended Northwestern Dental School in Chicago and serves on the Downey Dental Academy, which conducts dental screenings for the Downey Unified School District. Wilcox also travels to Mexico twice a year to provide his services at a free clinic. "The service that Dr. Wilcox provides goes above and beyond. He is a good person, a good man, and I‚Äàam happy to call him a friend," Mayor Mario Guerra said in a statement. "I‚Äàam very proud to honor him with the Diakonia Award." To nominate someone for the Diakonia (Servant) Award, call the City Council office at (562) 904-7274.

********** Published: July 17, 2009 - Volume 8 - Issue 13