The monthly mixers hosted by the Glendale Latino Assn. are not to be missed. Members and guests mixed it up at the Embassy Suites lobby on Wednesday (Dec. 28). This group knows how to have fun at the same time they raise scholarship dollars for Glendale students. This evening’s event unveiled the community awardees who will be honored more formally in February.
Recognized as “Man of the Year” is Gary Montecuollo, the new chief of police at Glendale Community College. “Woman of the Year” is Denise Miller, director of the Live Well Senior Program at Glendale Adventist Medical Center. The “Organization of the Year” was accepted by Michael Velazquez, a financial advisor at Sadd, Velazquez, Higashi and Shammaa accountancy. Wife Mercy Velazquez, who works with her husband, is a past president of the Glendale Latino Assn.
Montecuollo discussed his plans for the college, one of which is a “Chief’s Scholarship” to financially assist young men and women majoring in public safety. Montecuollo is also a member of the Glendale Latino Assn.