Zack Earp, a longtime advocate for veterans and their children within the Alvord Unified School District, is scheduled to receive Riverside’s City Spirit Award.
A Marine Corp. veteran, Earp has spent five decades working on behalf of veterans and their families in the school district, where he worked for three decades, according to a statement on the city’s website.
“Zack Earp is a legend in the La Sierra community for his service to his community,” Mayor Rusty Bailey said in the statement. “His work on veterans’ issues and in education make him well qualified for the City Spirit Award.”
The annual award recognizes a Riverside resident who demonstrates good citizenship and who works to enhance the quality of life in the city.
Earp, who was an Alvord Unified Trustee from 1995 through 2007, is president of the Alvord Educational Foundation and has served on the Mayor’s Veterans Taskforce, according to the statement.