Thursday afternoon, Mayor Frank Scotto gave his 2012 State of the City Address at the Marriott Hotel in Torrance, CA. It was a very well attended event that included not only Mayor Scotto’s State of the City Address, but also included a presentation of the Torrance Citizen of the Year Award to Chef Michael Shafer, owner of The Depot restaurant in Torrance; as well as a special award to Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce (TACC) President and CEO, Donna Duperron to recognize her involvement and work with the Chamber and the City of Torrance.
As this was a part of the City of Torrance Centennial Celebration, there was a short video talking about the history of Torrance as well as where the city is headed. Mayor Scotto’s address followed up on this and while Torrance has had some issues in recent years, and there continue to be some hurdles to overcome, the future looks great. As a long time resident, it was good to hear.
I have donated the watermark to the Rheumatoid Patient Foundation to help bring awareness to the only charity specifically for RA/RAD.