Public interest on her mind

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Fri July 29, 2016 10:50am

Iracsema and her husband Diego with their children (left to right) Diego, Jessica and Bianca.

Eastlake resident Iracsema Quilantan has worked 30 years for the city of Chula Vista and has lived in the city for 26 years. She currently serves as assistant director for the city’s Public Works Department and manages the city’s streets, parks, sewers, trees, storm drains, open space, facilities and fleet.
“I love my job because it allows me to connect with our residents and maintain our quality of life in Chula Vista. I love Chula Vista; it has been a great place to work, live and play. You can enjoy a variety of great programs provided by the city, schools, churches and local charitable organizations. The diversity of the community adds to the richness of cultures, great food and venues.”
Quilantan’s public service extends beyond the work day. In July she began serving her first year as president of the Altrusa Club of Chula Vista. This year will be very rewarding for members as they celebrate the centennial year of Altrusa International and remember the progress that has been made since the organization was founded in 1917.
Altrusa is a hands-on service club that supports a variety of literacy-based projects, community programs and international projects for children and adults affected by domestic violence, poverty and human trafficking.
This year the club will deliver $40,000 raised locally to literacy and community service projects. The club’s annual event and fundraiser is the Just Imagine! fashion show to be held at Loews Coronado Bay Resort on Sept. 10 from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The tickets are $55 and supporters from around the region enjoy a fabulous luncheon, silent auction/raffle and of course fashion show.
“I believe it is very important to give back to the community because a community that cares about one another is a community that grows strong and flourishes as a whole.”
Spoken like a true public servant.
More information and tickets to the fashion show can be found by visiting www.altrusacv.org.
Zaneta Salde Encarnacion, Executive Director of the Southwestern College Foundation.