CALEXICO — The Imperial Valley Teen Violence Prevention Program staged a recognition ceremony Wednesday honoring local agencies that contributed to the second annual Youth Prevention Conference on April 28.
The conference was called "Transforming Communities Through Our Youth 2001."
The ceremony was in the San Diego State University-Imperial Valley campus library.
Addressing the crowd were Al Merino, associate dean of SDSU-IV; Barbara M. Shaver, executive director for the Center of Family Solutions; and county Board of Supervisors Chairman Tony Tirado, the ceremony's honored guest.
Frank M. Marquez, associate director of violence prevention services at the Center for Family Solutions, presented certificates of commendation to the program's collaborative members who spearheaded the youth endeavor.
Agencies honored include the Calexico Family Resource Center, Calexico Housing Authority, Calexico Police Department, Calexico Unified School District, Clinicas de Salud del Pueblo, Imperial County Behavioral Health Service's alcohol and drug department, the county Office of Education, the county Probation Department and Sheriff's Office and Radio Bilingüe.