Love where you live!
The La Mesa Chamber of Commerce will host La Mesa Mayor Mark Arapostathis for a breakfast meeting starting at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 23, at the Marie Callender’s restaurant, 6950 Alvarado Road, San Diego.
The public is invited to attend. Cost to attend is $15 for Chamber members and $20 for guests with advanced reservations, or $25 at the door. Reservations may be made via the website: www.lamesachamber.com or by calling the Chamber Office (619) 465-7700, ext. #2.
Arapostathis will discuss the latest issues facing La Mesans, including future plans for Grossmont Center, La Mesa Village street scape renovation and Boys and the Girls Clubs of East County’s new Brady Family Clubhouse to be built near the La Mesa Middle School campus. Other topics will include changes on the City Council resulting from the recent election. “Dr. A,” as he is called, served for eight years as a city councilman before his election as mayor in November 2014. He unseated Art Madrid who had been La Mesa’s mayor for nearly a quarter of a century.
A graduate of Helix High School, co-creator of the La Mesa Arts Academy and director of the Peter Pan Junior Theater, Arapostathis has taught in the public schools for the past 24 years and is a past recipient of the Teacher of the Year award. Dr. A has championed many programs in La Mesa, including Safe Routes to School, a program that encourages students to walk and ride bicycles to school, and the Neighborhood Watch and emergency preparedness programs, designed to promote safer streets and communities and help residents get prepared for emergencies.