Excellence in Service Award Recipient Honored by Chula Vista Mayor

We all get to be celebrated on our birthday. And those of us who are mothers and fathers get a special day as well. But how many of you know what it feels like to have a day declared as your day by the mayor of your city? Last month, Kala Lopez found out.

The recipient of the 2015 Southern California Excellence in Service Award for Outstanding Department Director, Lopez was surprised by her co-workers and residents with a celebration on October 23, 2015, known as “Kala Lopez Day” in the city of Chula Vista.

Villa Bonita's Kala Lopez surprised by a visit from Mayor Casillas Salas.

Villa Bonita‘s Kala Lopez surprised by a celebratory visit from Mayor Casillas Salas.

According to a proclamation by Mayor Mary Casillas Salas:

WHEREAS, CALA announced on October 7, 2015 that Kala Lopez will receive the organization’s prestigious Outstanding Department Director Award; and
WHEREAS, CALA chooses recipients of these awards based on their commitment to providing outstanding, quality care and service to residents in the Assisted Living communities where they work; and
WHEREAS, Kala Lopez received her award on October 19, 2015 as the  Villa Bonita Senior Living Director, an Integral Senior Living community; and
WHEREAS, Kala motivates and inspires everyone around her.  From residents and family members to fellow long-term care professionals.  She is adept of recognizing when changes are needed and ensures that employees work well together.  She is not only knowledgeable about her own duties, but those of the medication technicians and caregivers that she supervises.  There is no doubt that Kala inspires loyalty in her team,
NOW, THEREFORE, I, MARY CASILLAS SALAS, 40th Mayor of the City of Chula Vista, together with the City Council, do hereby proclaim Friday, October 23, 2015 as KALA LOPEZ DAY and commend her for her caring demeanor to those at Villa Bonita Senior Living facility and the community.
Lopez is presented with the Proclamation declaring October 23rd "Kala Lopez Day."

Lopez is presented with the Proclamation declaring October 23rd “Kala Lopez Day.”

What an amazing honor…congratulations to Kala Lopez on your special day! Visit the Villa Bonita Facebook page for more pictures of this wonderful event. And head over to CALA’s YouTube channel to learn about all of our outstanding Excellence in Service Award recipients.

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