01 Apr Mayor Honors Foundation Chair with Key to City
(Long Beach, CA) On March 23, Earl B. and Loraine H. Miller Foundation Board Chair Ron Arias was honored by Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia, who presented him with a Key to the City in commemoration of Ron’s lifelong commitment to the community.
Known throughout the city as the “modern day father of the Long Beach Health Department,” Ron managed Long Beach’s Bureau of Public Health in 1990 before becoming the director of the Health and Human Services Department in 2012. Through his efforts, the Miller Family Health Education Center was established on Cherry Avenue.
Ron has been recognized many times during his career, including as the City’s Outstanding Achievement Award recipient; California State University, Long Beach’s Distinguished Alumni; and as the National Conference for Community and Justice Gene Lentzner Human Relations Award recipient. His decades long community service on numerous boards and committees includes his ongoing work in pursuit of equity for Latinos in Long Beach and Southern California.
Ron has served on the Miller Foundation Board of Trustees for over 20 years, and his dedication to the legacy of Earl and Loraine Miller continues to create impactful and positive change for youth and families in Long Beach.
Watch the Mayor’s presentation to Chair Arias below.