Art Montandon Reeives Robert F. Grogan Award for Public Service

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Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce hosts its 86th annual awards dinner Aug. 11, 2005 By Kent Miller/Business Editor James D. Glines, Arthur Montandon and Union Asphalt Inc. were honored Wednesday night at the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce’s 86th annual installation and awards dinner. About 330 people attended the dinner at the Santa Maria Elks Lodge, where Glines was named the chamber’s Citizen of the Year, Montandon received the Robert F. Grogan Award for Public Service and Union Asphalt was named Business of the Year. … Agnes Grogan, widow of former city manager Bob Grogan, presented the award to Montandon. “He is a truly human, caring, wonderful person,” Grogan said of Montandon. “Bob would have been very proud, Art.” Montandon joined the city of Santa Maria in 1984 as deputy city attorney and was city attorney from May 1985 to June 2004. He has served as a member and board member of Santa Barbara Private Industry Council, Santa Maria Valley Youth and Family Center and the Response Team for the Chemically Injured; and served as a member of the Jaycees and the Boys and Girls Club. As city legal counsel, he was instrumental in the relocation of the Williams Feed Lot in the 1990s and worked on the Santa Maria groundwater basin lawsuit, Hatch said. … Source: [url=]Santa Maria Times[/url]

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