As the Crescenta Valley Chamber of Commerce honorary mayor for 2006 and branch manager for California National Bank, Ira Hart is quickly becoming a familiar face among residents and local business owners.
While juggling his responsibilities at the bank and as a father to his 3-year-old son, Cristian, Hart still finds time to attend most of the chamber's monthly mixers and volunteer for the Air National Guard.
Hart always finds time in his busy schedule to help people, said Jean Maluccio, the chamber's executive director.
"I don't know anyone who doesn't like him," Maluccio said. "He even took the time to respond to a letter from a second-grader ? nothing is ever too small for him to do and we are really lucky to have someone like him working with us."