JCSD Community Leader Award

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The JCSD Parks & Recreation Department genuinely values our community partners and understands their roles in helping us best serve the community and vice-versa. To ensure our many community partners understand their importance to us and to publicly recognize the outstanding efforts of those partners that go above and beyond, we created the “JCSD Community Leader Award” in July 2022. Award recipients are selected on a quarterly basis by JCSD Parks & Recreation Department staff and honored at JCSD Board meetings.   

 Award Winners 

July 2022 – George Rife

Community Leader Award

On July 25, 2002, the JCSD Board of Directors honored George Rife as the first JCSD Community Leader Award recipient! George is currently the President of the Eastvale Kiwanis Club and is always willing to support and coordinate volunteers for many of our special events and programs. As a trusted friend of JCSD, he’s also been instrumental in connecting us with other community partners, such as the Roosevelt High School Key Club, Chinese American Volunteer Association, and the Rondo School of Discovery Photo Club, to name a few. We thank George for his commitment to working with JCSD and improving the great communities we serve. 

October 2022 – Vantage Point Church 

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On October 10, 2022, the JCSD Board of Directors honored Vantage Point Church as the second JCSD Community Leader Award recipient. Over the last several months, Vantage Point Church has volunteered over 1,400 hours for JCSD, including helping with our Easter event, annual camp out, and monthly food distribution. They’re always willing to help us and we’re blessed to have them as a community partner. 

January 2023 – Eleanor Roosevelt High School

 Community Leader

On January 23, 2023, the JCSD Board of Directors honored Eleanor Roosevelt High School (ERHS) as the third JCSD Community Leader Award recipient! ERHS is a dedicated community partner that assists JCSD in many ways, such as: their AVID organization volunteers at many of our special events and also provides enrichment hours for our Kids Zone Program; their choir once again performed at our Winter Wonderland event and did an outstanding job; their theater program once again performed at our Fall Festival event and was excellent; and their LEAD Club currently offers intergenerational programming for our senior population at The Desi House. Thank you, ERHS for being a community leader! 

 April 2023 - Saddleback Church Eastvale

Saddleback Church Eastvale

On April 10, 2023, the JCSD Board of Directors honored Saddleback Church Eastvale (SCE) as the fourth JCSD Community Leader Award recipient! Over the last several months, SCE has assisted with our monthly food distribution program. Due to their direct involvement and volunteer efforts, the program has expanded, and we currently serve over 350 families monthly. Thank you, SCE, for all you do for our community!

July 2023 - Riverside County Sheriff Deputy Alex Guerrero

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On July 24, 2023, the JCSD Board of Directors honored Riverside County Sheriff Deputy Alex Guerrero as the fifth JCSD Community Leader Award recipient! Since being assigned to JCSD in January 2023, Deputy Guerrero has demonstrated an extraordinary dedication to our park system. His proactive and positive policing approach, coupled with his commitment to educating others, has significantly contributed to the safety and well-being of our park patrons. Also, his exceptional communication skills have already fostered strong relationships with JCSD staff and the public. Deputy Guerrero is a valued member of the JCSD family and we were thrilled to present him with this deserving award.

October 2023 - Christopher Raahauge

Christopher Raahauge

On October 23, 2023, the JCSD Board of Directors presented Christopher Raahauge with the sixth JCSD Community Leader Award. Christopher is a distinguished member of the Corona Norco Unified School District’s Board of Education, an active participant in the Eastvale Kiwanis Club, and a proud Eastvale resident. He’s deserving of this award for many reasons, including serving as a guest speaker at a JCSD Community Partners Committee meeting, frequently attending JCSD special events and activities, and his recent involvement in a stakeholder interview for the JCSD Parks & Recreation Master Plan Update. Christopher’s support of the JCSD Parks & Recreation Department is greatly appreciated and we were delighted to give him this award.

January 2024 – Brandy Hill

January 2024 Brandy Hill

On January 22, 2024, the JCSD Board of Directors presented Brandy Hill, President of the Eastvale Girls Softball Association (EGSA), with the seventh JCSD Community Leader Award.

During her tenure as President, Brandy has played a pivotal role in the growth and success of EGSA. She has also provided invaluable support to the JCSD Parks & Recreation Department by contributing to the ballfield improvement projects at Providence Ranch and McCune Family Parks. Brandy's exceptional communication skills, collaborative spirit, and unwavering dedication to the well-being of the youth she serves make her a remarkable community partner and a most deserving recipient of this award.