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City of Irvine
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Irvine, CA 92606



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Dedication Event Honoring Mary Ann Gaido

On Thursday, April 18, at 2 p.m., the community is cordially invited to a special ceremony to dedicate the Sycamore Grove at the Cattle Camp at Bommer Canyon Preserve in memory of Mary Ann Gaido, a distinguished public servant and cherished member of the Irvine community.

Throughout her tenure, former Councilmember Gaido’s leadership was pivotal in shaping Irvine’s future—from her instrumental role in approving the City's first General Plan to her efforts in acquiring 10,000 acres of open space and advocating passionately for affordable housing. Her work earned her the prestigious Ralph Kennedy Award in 2023, a fitting recognition for her tireless advocacy for those most in need.

Join us as we honor and celebrate the memory and achievements of a truly great citizen of Irvine, whose vision and dedication have contributed immeasurably to the fabric of the City of Irvine.