Glendale Latino Association Presents 2013 Honorees
Congratulations to the Glendale Latino Association 2013 Honorees! On February 28th, 2013, at Oakmont Country Club, GLA presented the 2013 Community Awards to the following members:
Woman of the Year: Robin Goldsworthy
Owner & Publisher
Crescenta Valley Weekly
Robin Goldsworthy is the owner and publisher of the Crescenta Valley Weekly. She started the paper in September 2009 after the paper she formerly worked for was closed. The CV Weekly has become the paper of choice for the community and embraced by residents and businesses.
A Southern California native, she has lived in the foothills area since 1980. In addition to being a member of several organizations, she sits on the board of the CV Chamber of Commerce and is president of Prom Plus, the after prom event for CVHS seniors and their guests.
She and Steve have been married for more than 30 years, have four sons and one granddaughter.
Man of the Year: Ronald L. De Pompa
Chief of Police
Glendale Police Department
Chief Ronald L. De Pompa has been employed by the Glendale Police Department for the past 35 years. He currently provides executive oversight for the Police Department’s four operational divisions. Over the course of his career, Chief De Pompa served a tour of duty as the commander for each these operational divisions, providing him with a broad base of organizational experience.
Chief De Pompa is a native of Glendale and a product of the local school system, to include Glendale Community College, where he continues to serve as an Adjunct Professor. In addition, he holds a B.S. degree from the University of San Francisco and a Masters degree from the University of Southern California. Chief DePompa has completed the California Law Enforcement Command College and the FBI National Academy. He also holds an “Executive” level certification from the California Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training, as well as Management, Supervisory, and Advanced Certificates.
During his career, Chief De Pompa was responsible for establishing community policing, crime analysis, and a special weapons and tactics (SWAT) team within the Department. He was also instrumental in leading strategic planning efforts to improve community policing services; county-wide radio communications interoperability; homeland security planning and response capability; and city-wide disaster and emergency preparedness. Chief DePompa has directed the reorganization of the department utilizing an “area command” model, which employs the concepts of “intelligence led” and “predictive” policing. Chief DePompa is very committed to building strong community partnerships and utilizing state of the art technology, crime analysis, and forensic science to ensure public safety. Most recently, the Police Department has completed the development of a local DNA Laboratory, the first of its kind in local municipal law enforcement.
Chief De Pompa resides locally with his wife Carol and three daughters Alyssa, Dena and Lainey. Much of his off duty time is spent coaching girls Junior Olympic fast pitch softball, providing local athletes an opportunity to prepare to play at the college level.
Organization of the Year: Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center
Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center is a 334-bed acute care community hospital. For more than 85 years, our physicians, nurses and staff have been committed to serving the healthcare needs of our community. Glendale Memorial has been distinguished as one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals by HealthGrades® for five consecutive years. For more information, please visit www.glendalememorialhospital.org or call us (818) 502-BEST (2378). Glendale Memorial is also on Facebook (www.gmhfb.com).