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Dedication remembers first Jacinto City woman mayor Nuñez

Jacinto City’s current mayor, Ana Diaz, hosted and spoke in memory of Rachel Nuñez, as did the city council persons behind her at the ceremony.
Jacinto City’s current mayor, Ana Diaz, hosted and spoke in memory of Rachel Nuñez, as did the city council persons behind her at the ceremony.

JACINTO CITY – Known for her good works for the people of her community, and an iconic campaign to save the Santa on a Fire Truck program, friends, family and city colleagues gathered last Friday at City Hall to unveil a memorial plaque in her honor.

Rachel Nuñez died on Jan. 4, 2013 after serving the city as its first Hispanic councilwoman since 2000, and its first woman mayor since 2011. She succumbed after a long battle with cancer.

At the unveiling ceremony, friends and family recalled their experiences with her over the years she served Jacinto City. Many tears and sighs were heard as the stories of her love for people, and service to all, brought back dear memories.

This Memorial Plaque is mounted in the lobby of the Jacinto City city hall, and recounts the accomplishments of Rachel C. Nuñez.
This Memorial Plaque is mounted in the lobby of the Jacinto City city hall, and recounts the accomplishments of Rachel C. Nuñez.