Temecula Mayor Maryann Edwards adjourns meeting in honor of city’s 1st mayor

Temecula’s first mayor, Ron Parks, pictured in this screen shot with the members of the first city council, was recognized posthumously by Temecula City Council during its Aug. 10, meeting. Parks died Monday, Aug. 9. Valley News/Courtesy photo
Temecula’s first mayor, Ron Parks, was recognized posthumously during the Aug. 10 Temecula City Council meeting by current Mayor Maryann Edwards. Parks died Monday, Aug. 9. “He was a hero for us,” Edwards said. “He was Temecula’s first mayor on the first city council. He was instrumental in helping to form and shape and grow this city just in every way.” After Parks served on the council he went to work as a senior engineer for the city, Edwards said. “He was an amazing engineer,” she said. “He lived in the city many, many years and was involved in everything you can think of that is related to Temecula.” Parks was a member of the Rotary Club of Temecula, The Temecula Valley Balloon and Wine Festival, the annual Great Temecula Tractor Race and even served as
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