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Canyon Lake City Council honors Jeff LaTendresse as November Citizen of the Month

Mayor Kasey Castillo presents Chief Jeff LaTendresse with the Citizen of the Month award.

The Canyon Lake City Council on Wednesday recognized Fire Chief Jeff LaTendresse as Canyon Lake’s November Citizen of the Month.

Chief LaTendresse was recognized for his work in helping the city to establish the first City of Canyon Lake Fire Department and for his participation in community events.

Mayor Castillo said the city is grateful that Chief LaTendresse is vested in the community and has made Canyon Lake his new home. Each council member praised Chief LaTendresse for his efforts and involvement. Chief LaTendresse thanked the council and said that he has grown to love the community.

Following the Citizen of the Month presentation, City Manager Chris Mann announced that the city recently hired Chief LaTendresse to serve as the first-ever fire chief of the newly established City of Canyon Fire Department. The new fire department will begin serving the city on January 1, 2022.

“Chief LaTendresse has truly exceeded all expectations,” Mann said. “His experience, work ethic, judgement, and attitude have all been exceptional. In addition, he has proven himself to be a team player and has been a great fit within the organization. The city saw no reason to look elsewhere to fill the fire chief position.”

LaTendresse and his wife, Mindy, recently sold their home in Orange County and purchased a home in Canyon Lake. They quickly embrace the Canyon Lake lifestyle, purchasing a boat, placing an order for a golf cart, and becoming regulars at community events.

The Canyon Lake Citizen of the Month initiative was created in January of 2021 to honor Canyon Lake residents for their service to the community. Each Citizen of the month is recognized by the council and presented with a certificate. Citizens of the Month are nominated by community members. To submit a nomination, send the name of the person you are nominating and a short paragraph detailing their good work to [email protected] Residents of all ages are eligible to be nominated for Citizen of the Month.

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