March 2017
Mt. San Antonio from Rancho Cucamonga: photo by Amanda Walker
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Healthy RC Honors Community Members Service

Recognizing Rancho Cucamonga Citizens Committed to Serving

Healthy RC has celebrated many successes since 2008, due in large part to the dedication and commitment of the community members who give their valuable time, effort, and expertise. Members of the Healthy RC Steering Committee dedicated thousands of hours to improving the health of Rancho Cucamonga's residents. These community partners are instrumental in the completion of the most recent Strategic Plan, establishment of policies, and implementation of various programs. Healthy RC proudly honored three community members with Outstanding Leadership Awards. These individuals were selected for their work in the 2016 calendar year focusing on the goals and strategies of Healthy RC. The following community members were recognized at the Healthy RC End of Year Celebration on December 5, 2016:

Teresa González, Campeones Para La Comunidad

Teresa has been a part of the Campeones Para La Comunidad (Community Champions) since 2010, conducting neighborhood and farmers' markets assessments, community outreach and education to develop a plan to improve walking and biking in the City, and helping create and launch Healthy RC's mental health awareness campaign in 2016.

Barbara Marino, Women on the Move Network

As a founding member of Healthy RC, Barbara has served on almost every subcommittee and worked on a multitude of strategies. Most recently, she served as an integral part of the Healthy RC Evaluation Plan, mental health awareness campaign, and the Compassionate Community Movement.

Monet Wion, Healthy RC Youth Leaders

Monet is a seventh grade student at Summit Intermediate School, and has participated in the Healthy RC Youth Leaders since 2015. She displays outstanding leadership skills volunteering for various projects and speaking at meetings and events. Monet also contributes to the mental health awareness campaign and assists with conducting surveys of youth regarding tobacco education.

Rancho Cucamonga Fire Protection District

Healthy RC also honored the Rancho Cucamonga Fire Protection District for truly embodying the essence of Healthy RC and taking the stance that public health matters. The Fire District has helped shape the health of Rancho Cucamonga through policies, education, and programs both internally with city staff and externally with the greater community.