The recognition portion of Council meetings are designed to honor those who make a difference in Mission Viejo.
In a first for the City, Mayor Dave Leckness began Monday’s meeting by administering the attorney oath to resident Thomas Colby, who recently passed the State Bar of Wisconsin. With his wife and friends looking on, Colby thanked the Mayor and Council for the swearing-in ceremony.
Members of the Capistrano Valley High School Varsity Girls Tennis team were then recognized for their talent, spirit and outstanding efforts. Under Coach Terri Machado’s leadership, Capo Tennis has reached the CIF play-offs for the last 3 years. In fact, the team was given an at-large bid to CIF and was set to play a wild-card match at Xavier Prep in Palm Desert on Tuesday. A win would move the team on to play Peninsula High School on Thursday.
With its recreation, fitness and tennis centers, Mission Viejo has a long history of supporting sports and recreation activities in the community. Mayor Leckness pointed out how female tennis legends Chris Evert and Billie Jean King played in the Virginia Slims Championships in Mission Viejo in the 1970s. It was a match that Coach Machado attended. She thanked the City for its support of local sports and for renovating the Marguerite Tennis Center to benefit the community.
The City Council meets at 6 p.m. on the first and third Monday of the month. To watch Council meetings, visit the City’s website at http://cityofmissionviejo.org.