Thank You: Thanks for those who helped at EDD building dedication

April 18, 2001

On March 30 the Employment Development Department held a dedication ceremony to rename its El Centro office the "Cesar E. Chavez Center." This historical event would not have been possible without the time, resources and services that were donated, which contributed to the success of this ceremony.

I would like to thank Brian Cochran, pastor of Anointed Christian Ministries, for providing the invocation for the ceremony; Centinela State Prison for providing the color guard; and the Imperial Valley Employer Advisory Council for their generous contribution that went toward refreshments and decorations.

Many thanks to Larry Grogan, mayor pro tem of El Centro; Tony Tirado, chairman of the Imperial County Board of Supervisors; and Wayne Johnson, mayor of Brawley, for their expressions of appreciation and recognition of the legacy of great accomplishments and service that Cesar Chavez bestowed upon all humanity.

I would also like to thank David Villarino, the son-in-law of Cesar E. Chavez, for his attendance as a representative of the Chavez family.


Musical contributions included the ethnic sounds provided by the mariachi group Mex-Cal from Calexico High School and Elya Romo, a senior from Southwest High School, who captivated the crowd with her stunning rendition of the national anthem.

Your contributions to this event are much appreciated. Thanks to all who attended the event.




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