By Staff Reports
(Victorville)–The Victor Valley College Foundation recognized 1st District Supervisor Robert Lovingood for years of dedicated service to the community.
Victor Valley College Trustee Joseph Brady presented Lovingood with the award for Distinguished Service during the college foundation’s Feb. 23 gala. Brady recalled the day in 1989 when he and Lovingood met while touring a local soup kitchen as members of the Desert Communities United Way board.
“I don’t know anybody in this valley who has given more to bettering this High Desert region and doing it from the bottom of his heart than my great friend Robert Lovingood, who deserves this great award.” Brady told the audience of more than 400 gathered at the Hilton Garden Inn in Victorville.
“I’m humbled,” Lovingood said. “We’ve had the opportunity, both my bride and myself, through our business to be involved in a number of community projects such as the college that we have a commitment to.
“It’s an honor, but at the same time there are many others within the community that get overlooked,” said Lovingood who accepted the award on behalf of those individuals.
Lovingood’s community service includes chairman of the board of St. Joseph Health, St. Mary Foundation; vice-chair of the Lewis Center for Education Board. He also is past chairman of the board of the Victorville Chamber of Commerce.
As the newly elected First District Supervisor for San Bernardino County, Lovingood’s priorities are job creation and elimination of government waste. His philosophy is simple: When we create jobs, we create revenue to expand public safety and improve critical infrastructure which will lead to the recovery of our schools and communities.
The college foundation also honored Robert Kniss, of Southern California Edison, a member and former president of the Victor Valley College Foundation; John Hardell, president of Victor Valley Aviation Education Consortium; Robert Sewell, VVC Associated Student Body director; and Joe Range, owner of Range RV and past president of the VVC Board of Trustees.