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Civic Center Shines
Don Mosier | Rimini Road

Mayor Dwight Worden reading the city proclamation
dedicating the new Civic Center.
Photos Don Mosier unless otherwise indicated.
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Over 200 Del Mar residents, friends, and elected officials (including State Senate President Pro Tem Toni Atkins) attended the dedication ceremony for the new City of Del Mar Civic Center on Saturday, June 30th. Mike Jobes, architect with Miller-Hull and the designer of the buildings was in attendance, and he was very pleased with the final product. I spoke with Mike about the project, and he was impressed by the project getting completed on time and on budget. He said this was “the best dedication and reception yet.” There was food, games for kids, and music by Peter Sprague. All council members gave brief speeches about the history of City Hall, the process leading to the completed buildings, and the future prospects for a community gathering place and a southern anchor for our downtown commercial district. Assistant City Manager Kristen Crane thanked the architects, the construction team, and the many subcontractors for their dedicated work.

Linda Chisari led the Community Connections Chorus and the audience in a new song (Our Del Mar, see page 9) created especially for the occasion. The ribbon-cutting ceremony and a proclamation read by Mayor Dwight Worden officially opened the new City Hall and Town Hall.

City Manager Scott Huth welcoming the large audience to the dedication ceremony. Photo Jeff Barnouw.
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Ribbon in front of City Hall prior to the ribbon cutting ceremony, with the audience reflected in the windows.
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The bicycle racks were full for the dedication event.
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