2005-03: Ms. Mary Fewel & Ms. Karen Shell

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March 1, 2005

Dear Ms. Fewel:

It is my sincere pleasure to inform you that you have been selected as the March 2005 recipient of Costa Mesa's Mayor's Award! The Mayor's Award Program was designed to recognize and appreciate individuals in the community who have displayed exemplary qualities of leadership, community involvement, and volunteerism.

As you well know, a suspect in possession of a can of spray paint was in the process of painting on a wall when you and Ms. Shell witnessed his actions. Police Sergeant Dave Hamel brought to my attention that you phoned the police station and assisted their investigation by providing a detailed statement and providing a positive ID of the individual. Your testimony and eyewitness account led to the successful arrest and prosecution of this criminal.

Mary, your actions exemplify the purpose for which the Mayor's Award Program was established. Thank you for your courage in the face of intimidating circumstances. On behalf of the City Council, I commend you and Ms. Shell in your efforts that exhibit service above self and a desire to protect our community.

As you have already confirmed with my office, I will publicly honor you at the City Council meeting of Tuesday, March 15, 2005. The meeting will take place in Council Chambers at 6:30 p.m. at Costa Mesa City Hall, 77 Fair Drive.


Allan R. Mansoor