Richmond public safety heroes to be honored at annual awards dinner

Richmond Kiwanis Club to honor local public safety heroes
Richmond Fire Chief Adrian Sheppard speaks at the 2019 City of Richmond Public Safety Awards Dinner at RPAL in Richmond. (Photo credit: Richmond Police Department)

By Kathy Chouteau

The people who excel at keeping the community safe, not just police officers and firefighters but also civilians, will be honored next month at the City of Richmond Public Safety Awards Dinner. And the community is invited to attend the annual celebration.

The Kiwanis Club of Richmond is once again teaming up with Chevron Richmond to host the event set for Friday, March 6 at 6 p.m. at Richmond PAL, 2200 Macdonald Ave. in Richmond.

This year’s Public Safety Awards Dinner will salute a host of local honorees, including: Firefighter of the Year Chris Silvas; Police Officer of the Year Brandon Hodges; Dispatcher of the Year Marianne Hill; Police Explorer of the Year Josue Segura; Youth Academy Cadet of the Year Joe McFadden; REACT/CERT Volunteers of the Year Diane Richwine, Rebecca Newburn, Dinorah Barton-Antonio and Alvin Todd; and other honorees.

Advance reservations to the event are $50 per person for individuals and $400 for a table of eight. Prices at-the-door will be $60 per person.

Advance reservations are highly recommended by the hosts and can be completed online here or by mailing a check to: Richmond Kiwanis, P.O. Box 352, Richmond, CA, 94808. But don’t delay—the deadline for reservations is Sunday, Feb. 23.

The Mechanics Bank is sponsoring the dinner. For more info, contact the Kiwanis Club at [email protected].