Rancon Group President Awarded for Community Service

Jeff Comerchero Named as Family First Award Winner for 2012

Rancon President and CEO Jeff Comerchero has been named as one of three recipients of the Family First Award for 2012, by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints of Temecula.

The award recognizes individuals of different faiths in the Temecula Valley whose actions further the cause of strengthening the family unit. The nominees for the award must also hold a leadership role in the community.

In addition to his duties at Rancon, Comerchero has served on the Temecula City Council since 1997 and as Mayor of the City of Temecula three times. He’s also been actively involved with numerous community service programs throughout the years.

“He/she should represent some outstanding contribution made to the family in the Temecula community, such as in government, service, religion, education, or other fields.  In addition, he/she should demonstrate standards and values which are consistent with the Church’s position on the importance of family,” according to the nomination criteria.

Comerchero was honored with the award for his involvement in assisting at-risk-youth in the P.A.L.S. program; promoting the F.I.T. program, which encourages fitness values in Temecula; developing the concept of the Pennypickles Children’s Museum; promoting youth programs in the city through the budget prioritization process;  collaborated with Mike Naggar in creating the Temecula Citizen’s Corps., which works with the community to provide the citizen emergency response team, and for his example as a loving father and husband.

“We are honored to have Jeff recognized for his outstanding work in the community,” says Rancon Founder and Chairman Dan Stephenson. “He is a shining example of the ideals we hold dear at Rancon, and a leader in promoting family values in everything he does.”

Jeff’s wife, Pat Comerchero, was a recipient of the same award in 2011.

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