Ontario council recognizes outgoing commissioners

Outgoing commissioners Ruby Levitt, Ron Newton and Barbara Hartley were recognized at the council meeting for their many years of service to their community.
The council members heaped accolades to trio who were in attendance.
Councilman Jim Bowman told the trio they are part of fixtures here that helped Ontario grow to where it is today.
“On behalf of the City Council I would like to express our deepest appreciation for your long tenured service to our community and its citizens,” he said.
Councilwoman Debra Dorst-Porada said that she knows the outgoing commissioners will stay involved in the community.
“We have three fabulous people here who have given so much of their time, and taking away from their family, we truly, truly appreciate what you’ve done,” she said.
Levitt had served on the library board, Hartley was a planning commissioner and Newton a parks commissioner.
Councilman Alan Wapner told the trio that their service as commissioners was just the tip of the iceberg of your public service to the community of Ontario. Wapner said all of them have spent most of their lives serving the community.
Hartley was a 40-year city employee and has remained active by serving eight years on the commission. Levitt has been involved in the city for at least 20 years while Newton has also spent two decades as a member of the Mountain View School Board along with volunteer duties with the city, Wapner said.
“I hate to say it, but I wish you folks that were interested in running for City Council because we need folks running for city council that have a proven record of committing their service to this city,” Wapner said.
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