Originally published 7:36 a.m. Aug. 16.
The Coronado Chamber of Commerce held its Hall of Fame reception to recognize public servants and local business and swore in a new Board of Directors at a ceremony near Petco Park Thursday.
County Supervisor Greg Cox and Coronado Mayor Casey Tanaka both acted as MCs for the brief ceremony held at The Ultimate Skybox at DiamondView Tower. About 150 members of the Coronado business community, city government and families of award winners were in attendance.
Kyle Goff was named Lifeguard of the Year.
"He has attention to detail and his specialty is reuniting lost children with their parents," said fire chief Mike Blood about Goff.
"I want to say thank you to the police department for dealing with the crazies that end up down at the beach and lastly I want to say thank you to my dad for teaching me how to have an excellent attitude and work ethic," Goff said.
Josh Scarboro was named Firefighter of the Year.
Scarboro leads the fire department's burn camp benefits, chili cook-off for the Muscular Dystrophy Association and organizes open houses for the community.
"Josh is always and consistently taking a role in those so he's consistently out for the good of others," Blood said.
Scarboro thanked his family, co-workers, city and chamber for their continuing support.
"The only way you get something like this is being surrounded by good people," he said. "I obviously have to thank my wife because all that long, hard work she knows about and has to deal with."
A police officer who asked that his name not be used due to the sensitive nature of his work was named Officer of the Year.
The following businesses were named part of the chamber's Hall of Fame for their important role in local commerce:
- Del Coronado Jewels
- Lee Mather Co. Realtors
- Sharp Coronado Hospital
- Hotel del Coronado
- Coronado Yacht Club
- Coronado Eagle & Journal
- Glorietta Bay Inn
- Graham Memorial Church
For her years of service to the community and leadership as the chair of the chamber's Board of Directors, Supervisor Cox gave Ruth Ann Fisher a proclamation which named Aug. 15 Ruth Ann Fisher Day.
Tanaka did the same, and also named Monday, Fisher's birthday, Ruth Ann Fisher Day.
The Lewis R. Hardy, Jr. award, which is given each year to a person who makes significant contributions to the local business community and community as a whole, was given to Todd Shallan with the Hotel del Coronado.