By Staff Reports
(Victorville)– Victorville Councilman Eric Negrete, today gave his whole-hearted support to Lionel Dew for Victorville City Council.
Mr. Negrete praised what he described as Mr. Dew’s exceptional dedication to a career in United States Air Force and public service. The councilman, elected in 2014, added that he had been impressed with Mr. Dew’s record and was delighted to appoint Mr. Dew to the City Planning Commission. As a Planning Commissioner Lionel has provided outstanding leadership and unwavering commitment to the City by upholding development standards and permitted land uses for the City of Victorville.
Dew stated that he is committed to the improvement of the quality of life for the citizens of Victorville. “I believe individuals warrant not just jobs but careers; meaning our communities are deserving of opportunities that not only provide jobs but also life long careers. As your councilmember I will be invested in working with other city officials, and partners, to make every effort to insure our city lives up to its motto – a great place to live, work and play.”
A twenty one year US Air Force Retired Medical Manager. Since his arrival at George AFB in 1976, he has been a dependable valued contributor.
His broad executive experience consists of federal, state, and local governments. Member, City of Victorville Planning Commission, San Bernardino County Council of Aging. Member of City of Victorville Building Appeals Board, Pres. Victor Valley African American Chamber of Commerce, Pres. Excelsior Education Center.
Lionel is a recipient of CTA’s GOLD AWARD for preserving public education and received a Certificate of Appreciation from President George H.W. Bush in service of Desert Storm. Presented The Paul Harris Award, Rotary’s highest honor. The City of Victorville Honored Lionel’s many contributions by presenting him a Proclamation of Outstanding Service. A graduate of Victor Valley College and attended Southern Illinois University, Healthcare Management.
“Lionel Dew is a proven leader with the experience to help guide the City of Victorville in the future. I consider him a trusted community leader, and a true friend.” Negrete said in a statement.