The Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce presented 13 Spirit of Laguna awards during its board installation last Friday, Jan. 29.
President Larry Nokes emcee’d with co-host Pat Kollenda. Mayor Steve Dicterow presided over the installation and swore in the directors.
Also in attendance and presenting awards were county Supervisor Lisa Bartlett and Sheri Morrison, representing state Assemblyman Matthew Harper.
For the first time, the public was invited to cast votes online. A total of 920 votes were cast, which determined the outcome.
Building Industry: Gregg Abel Design & Construction
Non-Profit: Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach
Volunteer: Wendy Potter
Citizen: Barbara MacGillivray
Green Enterprise: Stu News Laguna
Restaurant: The Deck/Driftwood Kitchen
Government Official: Bob Whalen
City Professional: Christa Johnson
Retail Store: Hobie Surf Shop
Gallery: Peter Blake Gallery
Professional Service: The UPS Store/Boat Canyon
Business: Montage Resort
In addition, Kavita Reddy, owner of Buy Hand, received the chamber’s award for board member of the year.