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Desert Hot Springs Rotary Holds Annual “Big Heart Awards”. Here Are The Winners!

Posted on May 25, 2024

On May 23, the Desert Hot Springs Rotary Club hosted its annual Big Heart Award Ceremony, honoring those that gave their heart to Desert Hot Springs. The event was held at Miracle Springs Hotel, with almost two hundred people attending, including DHS Mayor Scott Matas, the City Council, and leaders from across the city. It’s a big deal!

Here are the winners!

Elementary School Teacher of the year, Genovefa Griffiths

High School Teacher of the Year, Megan Fri

Principal of the year, Sue Drummond

City Staff Person of the Year, Christina Felipe

Police Department Person of the Year, Jason Laudadio

Fire Department Person of the Year, Jose Tellez

Hillary Emergency Team

Veteran of the Year, Jeff Cole

Community Partner of the Year, Eric Pontius

Volunteer of the Year, Frank Elmore

Non Profit of the Year, Martha’s Village & Kitchen

Small Business of the Year, Lizzy’s Premium Frozen Yogurt

Large Business of the Year, Azure Palm Hot Springs Resort & Day Spa Oasis

And finally, the Mayor’s award went to Planning Commissioner and Community Volunteer, Leroy Aleman.

To learn more about the Desert Hot Springs Rotary Club, click HERE