By Shiloh Ireland
Photo, left: Former San Diego County Assessor/Recorder/Clerk Ernest J. Dronenberg cuts ribbon to dedicate the Archive Reading Room in Santee
October 25, 2023 (Santee) – A ceremony was held today at the San Diego County Assessor/Recorder’s office in Santee, where Assessor/Recorder/Clerk Jordan Marks dedicated the Archive Reading Room to his predecessor, Ernest J. Dronenberg, Jr. The event also celebrated Dronenburg’s legacy of public service.
The facility was full of guests, local county politicians and officials including Mayor Bill Wells of El Cajon, Santee City Councilmembers Ronn Hall and Vice Mayor Laura Koval, Andrew Hayes, staffer for Senator Brian Jones as well as an Assembly candidate and Lakeside Union School Board President, Padre Dam Director Bill Pommering, Jordan Gascon, Chairman of the San Diego Republican Party, and others.
Bow ties were requested to be worn, since that was Dronenburg’s signature look during his tenure. Dronenburg was accompanied by his wife. His colleagues described him as a “numbers guy” and praised his service.