Ridgecrest's municipal leadership during the July 2019 earthquakes topped a list of outstanding achievements and quality-of-life improvements released Tuesday by the Kern Council of Governments.
Kern COG said its 29th annual awards program, set for March 5 at Seven Oaks Country Club, will honor more than a dozen individuals and programs, including Ridgecrest Mayor Peggy Breeden and Police Chief Jed McLaughlin, both of whom were named winners in the category of local government.
West Side Health Care District won in the category of community involvement for its new and expanded health-care facility. Golden Empire Transit District won in the same category for its food distribution program.
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