Sheryl Benoit to Accept Award from Supervisor Marion Ashley
The Greater Coachella Valley Chamber of Commerce will honor the late Supervisor John J. Benoit with their Leadership (Legacy) Award at their Annual Board Installation and Business Award Gala on June 27th. The event will take place at the Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa beginning at 5:30 PM.
Born in Kankakee, Illinois, Benoit enjoyed a long career in public service. Benoit’s law enforcement career spanned thirty-one years including two with the Corona Police Department and twenty-nine with the California Highway Patrol. In 1999 Benoit was elected and served as a member of the Desert Sands Unified School Board until 2002. From 2002 to 2008, Benoit served in the California State Assembly. He then served in the California State Senate until his resignation on November 2009, to serve on the Riverside County, California Board of Supervisors. He served in that role from 2009 until his death in 2016.
“John Benoit has left a legacy of caring, commitment, and dedication that personifies our Leadership Award,” says Joshua Bonner, President and CEO of the Greater Coachella Valley Chamber of Commerce. “During his lifetime of public service, John enriched the lives of those he served, and those he loved. That is as fine a legacy as a man can leave for his community.”
The award will be presented by Riverside County Supervisor, 5th District, Marion Ashley, a long-time colleague of Benoit. Accepting the award will be Sheryl Benoit, John Benoit’s widow.
The Greater Coachella Valley Chamber of Commerce will honor a total of nine recipients at the Annual Award Ceremony, including Non-Profit of the Year, Small Business of the Year, and more. For information about the event, or to reserve tickets, contact the chamber at 760.347.0676, or visit Eventbrite.
About the Greater Coachella Valley Chamber of Commerce
The Chamber is a business membership organization representing the Coachella Valley. We support our members through legislative advocacy, education, networking, and other community based opportunities. The Greater Coachella Valley Chamber of Commerce is a registered 501c6 non-profit supported through member contributions. With over 1,500 members, the chamber is the largest member based chamber in Riverside County.