April 26, 2009 (El Cajon)--County Supervisor Dianne Jacob is scheduled to be joined by several mayors of East County cities as featured speakers at the East County Chamber of Commerce’s “First Friday Breakfast” starting at 7:15 a.m., Friday, May 1, at Grossmont College’s Student Center on the eastern side of the campus. Also speaking at the breakfast will be Barry Jantz, 2009 chairman of the San Diego East County Economic Development Council (ECEDC), sponsor of the program. The ECEDC, an alliance of key representatives from business, government and education, works to foster economic prosperity in San Diego’s East County region.
Immediately following the conclusion of the Chamber breakfast, a brief ceremony will be held starting at 9 a.m. to honor El Cajon Police Chief Pat Sprecco as the 2009 inductee to the Grossmont College Foundation Walk of Fame. Located a short distance from the college’s Student Center, in the Main Quad area on campus, the Walk of Fame is a display of bronze plaques, embedded in concrete, that feature the names of distinguished Grossmont College alumni. Since Grossmont College Foundation began its Walk of Fame program in 1989, the 18 previous honorees have included medical researchers, political advocates, artists, athletes and community leaders. The Foundation is a non-profit organization that directly supports Grossmont College students, faculty and staff through scholarships, educational equipment and supplies, facilities and education programs.
Sprecco earned his associate degree in administration of justice from Grossmont College in 1976. As a Grossmont college student, he worked for a brief time at the college as a campus security officer. Also while attending Grossmont College, he was hired by the El Cajon P.D. to maintain and wash the police vehicles. His career with the El Cajon Police Department spans 37 years. He was appointed chief in March 2008.
The public is invited to attend both events. Admission for the Chamber’s breakfast is $20 for Chamber members with reservations, and $25 at the door for Chamber members or potential members. To reserve a seat, call the Chamber reservation hotline at (619) 440-0706, or visit www.eastcountychamber.org. There is no cost to attend the Walk of Fame ceremony.
Grossmont College is located at 8800 Grossmont College Dr., in El Cajon. For driving directions and a campus map, visit www.grossmont.edu. For additional information, phone Grossmont College’s Office of College and Community Relations at (619) 644-7868.