DOWNEY - Mayor Mario Guerra was installed as the new president of the Independent Cities Association on Sept. 12.He is the second Downey official to serve as president of ICA, a nonprofit public benefit corporation made up of 53 full-service cities (cities that provide their own police and fire services). The organization represents 7 million people. "I am beyond honored to serve as the new ICA president and look forward to representing such a fine and respected organization," said Guerra, who was sworn-in at the Columbia Memorial Space Center. "I look forward to working with my fellow ICA colleagues to continue to represent the best interests of our citizens." In attendance at the installation dinner was Tom Crosby, mayor of Roscommon, Ireland, the birthplace of Gov. John Gately Downey and Downey's newest sister city. "It was a sincere privilege to have Mayor Tom Crosby present at this special event," Guerra said. "He is a true man of character and respected leader. I thank him for flying out to Downey and sharing this moment with me and my colleagues."
********** Published: Sept. 26, 2013 - Volume 12 - Issue 24