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Chino Hills community honors Gwenn Norton-Perry, the city's first mayor
CHINO HILLS - Councilwoman Gwenn Norton-Perry will be honored tonight for her years of service to the community.
Norton-Perry was a member of the city's incorporation committee and was the first female and youngest mayor in San Bernardino County when she was elected in 1991.
She has served on the council since then.
Earlier this year, Norton-Perry announced she was stepping down from her elected seat at the end of this term.
City officials will host a special recognition ceremony at the end of tonight's council meeting.
Community members on Saturday celebrated Norton-Perry for her the dedication and service.
"This was a small group of people who have come together to honor my service, which is very humbling," Norton-Perry said about the gathering at at BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse.
"And I'm embarrassed to be in a position to be recognized, to be truthful, I've done it out of my heart, and I don't believe I am anyone special. The last few days has been very difficult ... I was very proud to serve."
Norton-Perry has also represented the city and the region on numerous committees specializing in transportation, air quality, land-use planning and public policy.
Tonight's council meeting starts at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 14020 City Center Drive.