Land trust receives accreditation
The Big Sur Land Trust was accredited this month by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission.
The group is one of 201 land trusts nationwide to receive accreditation since fall 2008.
"Accreditation provides the public with an assurance that ... land trusts meet high standards for quality and that the results of their conservation work are permanent," Commission Executive Director Tammara Van Ryn said in a statement.
The Big Sur Land Trust has protected more than 30,000 acres along the Central Coast since its inception in 1978.
For information, see www.bigsurlandtrust.org.
Marina, Monterey name officers of year
Marina and Monterey police this week named their officers of the year.
Marina officer Vincent Troia, recently appointed as a field training officer, was selected in part because he created a low-cost department intranet that makes information sharing easier.
Monterey's officer of the year is field training officer Ron Blair, who has been with the department since 1995. "(He) has been charged with being a trainer and mentor to our new officers and we can always count on him to be a positive role model," Monterey Police Chief Phillip Penko said.
The men will be honored at the Monterey County Peace Officers Association awards dinner on Feb. 22.
Economic Development panel has open seat
The city has an open seat on the Economic Development Commission.
The city is taking applications for the seat, which would expire in February 2014. Filing deadline is 5 p.m. March 6.
The commission advises the City Council on economic development, downtown vitalization and ways to encourage businesses to come to Marina.
For applications, go to the City Clerk's Office, 211 Hillcrest Ave., or see www.ci.marina.ca.us/commission1.htm.
For information, call 884-1278.