01 June 2018

Carbon Canyon Resident Honored at State of the City Event

At last night's State of the City event at the Chino Hills Community Center, which featured an excellent 37-minute video of the city and its many amenities, current issues, and major initiatives and projects, a new program called "Unsung Heroes" was unveiled.

Each of the five members of the city council selects a person who exemplifies community service, voluntarism, and unselfish dedication to the city.  One of the residents chosen in the inaugural round of the program this year is Carbon Canyon Fire Safe Council chairperson Charlie Blank.  Mayor Peter Rogers, who presented last night's State of the City, nominated Charlie for the honor and the photos here show the two during the recognition portion of the evening.

A native of the East Coast and retired from ExxonMobil, Charlie lives in the Summit Ranch neighborhood of the Canyon and has been involved in many community organizations.  He's served as president and treasurer of his neighborhood's Home Owners Association for over twenty years, coached and officiated in local soccer leagues, and, for the last six years, has been the chair of the Fire Safe Council, of which he's been a member for eight years.

Charlie is a low-key, but highly effective, community volunteer who gives of his time generously, but is about as publicity and recognition averse as anyone out there.  He is definitely deserving of the title of "Unsung Hero" and Carbon Canyon is fortunate to have him as an advocate.

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