Pantry Hires a Director
The Laguna Food Pantry named local Justin Myers as its part-time director.
Myers, who runs an event planning and catering company, also serves as president of Laguna Beach Sister Cities Association and is a member of other local boards.
He will be responsible for coordinating communications, administration and fundraising for the nonprofit, which distributes food daily from its Laguna Canyon location.
“Justin’s skill set was very much in line with what we were seeking. He knows about food handling and fundraising and is a savvy communicator. He is well connected through his paid and volunteer work,” said Dr. Korey Jorgensen, the pantry’s chairman.
Community Foundation Names New Trustee
Laguna Beach Community Foundation adds Greg Mech, a local resident and money manager for high net-worth families, to its board.
“The financial expertise on our board is something we take great pride in,” said Tom Davis, the foundation’s chair. Mech’s expertise and dedication to giving back make him a perfect fit with the foundation’s team and mission, Davis said.
The foundation encourages philanthropy in Laguna Beach. More info: contact director, Dan Pingaro at 949 715-8223.
Reception Welcomes New City Official
The public is invited to a welcoming reception for Shohreh Dupuis, the newly hired assistant city manager and director of public works, at 3:30 p.m. Friday, May 20, at City Hall, 505 Forest Ave.
Dupuis previously worked for the city of Irvine and as a 25-year veteran in the field has experience with regional transportation agencies and complex local capital projects.
Photo: Shohreh Dupuis