The City of Santa Maria recognized it’s community Thursday with its annual awards gala.
Members of the Chamber of Commerce hosted the event.
Organizers believe this is a great way to recognize those who go the extra mile for the City of Santa Maria.
Ambassador of the year winner, Erika Weber, says she is humble and honored for the recognition.
“When I see there is a need somewhere and somebody is having a fundraiser on the street corner to raise money for someone whose family is going through a terrible time, these are the people that I see there,” says Ambassador of the year winner, Erika Weber. “They are supporting or giving donations or having that bbq. I don’t see the community being what it is today without these leaders.”
Eight different people were recognized Thursday night for their outstanding performances within the community.