Encinitas volunteers recognized for service


The Encinitas Parks and Recreation Commission and Encinitas Senior Commission recently recognized local volunteers for outstanding service to the community.

On April 21, the parks commission selected Jon Rodrigue as the 2015 Outstanding Parks and Recreation Volunteer of the Year Award for volunteering for the Encinitas Community Center youth basketball league. He demonstrated “significant leadership and commitment,” according to a weekly newsletter from City Manager Karen Brust.

Meanwhile, the Encinitas Senior Citizen Commission on April 21 recognized Carolyn Cope with a 2015 Senior of the Year Award. Cope is notably the president of the Encinitas Historical Society, and has demonstrated for leadership and advocating for others in Encinitas.

The senior commission also gave the 2015 Service to Seniors Award to Cecilia Matsko for “contributing to the health and welfare of Encinitas senior citizens.” The three volunteers will be recognized on the city’s website, honored by the Encinitas Rotary Club and invited to take part in the annual Holiday Parade on Dec. 3.