The Glendora Coordinating Council honored Glendora Realtor Zak Bushey with a Humanitarian Service Award on Monday.
Bushey, who co-founded Glendora City News, was chosen for volunteering efforts he has undertaken over the years in and around Glendora.
Bushey is involved with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, which grants the wishes of children battling life-threatening illnesses, helped fill sandbags and clear drains during the February/March rainstorm and mudslides in Glendora, helped lead the charge to local icon Mark Ryan receive an honorary plaque and helps promote local businesses to local television news.
“I’ve been asked for several months if I knew anybody to nominate for this award and I thought of Zak Bushey,” said Joe Cina, director of the Glendora Chamber of Commerce. “He does everything to help the community, help businesses, without any search for praise.”
“The people that I work with talk about surrounding yourself with good people. Things like this mean a lot to me and it’s why I do what I do because I care about the town,” Bushey said.
Bushey also had much praise for his wife Toni for the support she has given him over the years.
“Surrounding myself with good people, the people I work with, my family and friends gives the drive to continue stuff like this. It really means a lot to me,” Bushey said.
Also in attendance, besides the multiple service clubs presenting their own recognition to Bushey, were Mayor Judy Nelson, Council Member Karen Davis and Chief Tim Staab of the Glendora Police Department.