The Monrovia celebrated the achievements of a local firefighter who's volunteer work garnered him a prestigious award and a letter or commendation from the President of the United States.
Firefighter Michael Bailey, who has worked closely with the Rebuilding Together Los Angeles foundation to help provide affordable housing in the county, appeared before the council last week with Fire Chief Christopher Donovan, who described him as "a great example of everything that we strive for."
"He's got an incredible influence that goes beyond the city in his volunteer efforts," Donovan said. "He’s very committed to this community."
In addition to his work with Rebuilding Together, Bailey is a member of Monrovia's chapter of the service club. The MLK Volunteer Award was given by Rebuilding Together to Bailey for his work helping to build houses in Los Angeles County, according to the city manager's weekly report.
"Obviously Firefighter Bailey is involved in this community and is quite worthy of this award," Donovan said.