City of Santa Ana
SANTA ANA, CA (August 1, 2014) – The public is invited to attend the City Council Meeting on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 as the Mayor and City Council will recognize Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez and the Founders of the Artists Village for their outstanding contributions to the City of Santa Ana.
Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez was born and raised in Orange County and in 1996 she became the first Hispanic woman ever elected to Congress from Orange County. Congresswoman Sanchez is the highest ranking female on the House Armed Services Committee and the Homeland Security Committee. She is the leading voice in Congress for women in the military and is an active volunteer within her local community.
The Mayor and City Council will also recognize the Founders of the Artists Village – Downtown Santa Ana’s concentration of creative and artistic talent. More than a dozen people contributed to the growth and development of the Artists Village and helped shape it into the regionally recognized hotbed of art that it is known for today.
Prior to Tuesday’s City Council Meeting, Councilmember Vincent Sarmiento will host a small reception for Marco Antonio Valverde, the new Bolivian Consul General, on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 in the City Hall lobby (5:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.). The event will coincide with a proclamation award Councilmember Sarmiento will present to the Consul General in honor of Bolivian Independence Day at Tuesday’s City Council meeting. Refreshments donated by the Councilmember will be provided for the reception. The public is invited to join Councilmember Sarmiento in greeting Consul General Valverde.
Councilwoman Michele Martinez will also recognize the students who competed in the USA National Karate Federation’s National Championships in July.
Please join the Mayor and City Council in recognizing these outstanding citizens by attending Tuesday’s city council meeting or visit, http://www.santa-ana.org/coc/granicus.asp, to see it streamed live on the web.