It was a proud night for one of Azusa’s city councilman.
Uriel Macias was sworn in as a Commissioned Officer in the U.S. Navy at a private ceremony at the Eagles Lodge in Azusa.
Macias, while expected, was beaming. He took the time to thank many of his friends personally and wore a smile the whole night.
City officials were telling me that he may be one of the only city council members in the San Gabriel Valley, if not Southern California, that is a commissioned officer in the Navy. To be a commissioned officer you have to be currently enlisted.
Look for more about Macias online later today and in the paper tomorrow.
As for the ceremony, many city officials and local business owners were in attendance.
Macias told me it was originally intended to be a small affair, but ended up having about 50 people in attendance.
Planning Commissioner Jorge Rosales was there. Chief Executive Officer of the city’s Chamber of Commerce, Irene Villapania was there. As was the city’s Public Information Officer Martin Quiroz, and other city employees. For the hour or so I was there, I didn’t see any of Macias’ fellow councilmen.