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September 14, 2023 (La Mesa) – The La Mesa Chamber of Commerce invites you its 14th annual  Salute to Local Heroes dinner on Thursday,  October 5 at  Sycuan Casino Resort.

“This evening is our opportunity to come together and honor those that are dedicated to the citizens of La Mesa and our community,” says La Mesa Chamber President Mary England. “The pandemic has given us a great opportunity to see our local heroes in action. We are celebrating those that serve our community in extraordinary ways from: the La Mesa Police Department, Heartland Fire & Rescue – La Mesa, AMR Paramedics, and the Retired Senior Volunteer Patrol. During this evening we will also install our Board of Directors.”

The event will be held from 5:30 to 8:45 p.m. in Sycuan Casino Resort’s Heritage Ballroom at5485 Casino Way,  El Cajon 92019.

Ticket Pricing:

Individual tickets: $115

2 for $210

Table of 8 for $760

To register and buy tickets, visit

All reservations will be held at the door

This Year’s Heroes

American Medical Response

Ed Bell, Paramedic

Missy Hale, Paramedic

Melisa Luna, Paramedic


Heartland Fire & Rescue—La Mesa

Rachel Clarke, Deputy Fire Marshal

Maria Escobar, Community Service Officer (CSO)

Kim Gonzalez, HCFA Dispatcher

La Mesa Police Department

Jamie Roberts, Detective

Officer Hannah Rost

La Mesa Police Department Retired Senior Volunteer Patrol

Clarke Stillwagen​


Evening Attire:

Business, Cocktail & Hollywood Glam


• Salad •

Mesclun greens, cucumbers, baby tomatoes, shredded carrots, with choice of ranch or balsamic vinaigrette dressing

• Entree •

Chicken Piccata, served with grilled asparagus with mushroom rice pilaf

• Dessert •

 Fresh seasonal berries, served with Chantilly Cream

Dinner is served with freshly brewed StarbucksⒸ coffee, TeavanaⒸ iced tea and warm rolls with butter.

Vegan, Vegetarian and Gluten-Free meals are available upon request – please advise when purchasing your dinner ticket.


For details: Call (619) 465-7700 or email

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