Brawley City Council declares May Veterans Appreciation Month

Mayor Sam Couchman, Miguel Miranda, Don Campbell, Veteran Rick Partridge, Don Wharton, and George Nava proclaim May as Veterans Appreciation Month

BRAWLEY – At their regular meeting of Tuesday, April 16, the Brawley City Council proclaimed May as Veterans Appreciation Month.

The Proclamation thanked the men and women of the various armed forces for their service to our country. It also pointed out that veterans are excellent candidates for employment because of all of their experience and discipline.

Brawley Police Chief Mark Gillmore introduced newly hired Police Officer Ryan Anderson.


Officer Ryan Anderson
Officer Ryan Anderson

“Ryan is from the San Diego Area,” said Gillmore. “He has a wife and daughter and we’re excited to have him on board.”

“I’m really excited to be with the City of Brawley and part of this team,” said Anderson. “This has been a long term goal for me.”

The Council voted to adopt Resolution No. 2013 – Resolution of the City Council of the City of Brawley, California relating to the California Joint Powers Insurance Authority (CJPIA) liability program retrospective deposit payment plan.

The City is a member of the CJPIA who provides General Liability, Workers’ Compensation, pollution and remediation legal liability, property insurance, and crime insurance coverage to the City of Brawley.

The City has experienced four sizeable claims that total $607,017.

The Resolution approves a six year payment plan.

New building permits for Brawley were a new Starbucks, an insurance company, Kitori, a sushi restaurant, and another Family dollar Store.

More new businesses are coming to Brawley in the near future.