On Tuesday, the Mono County Board of Supervisors adopted a Proclamation recognizing Juliana Olinka Jones with the second annual Mono County Community Spirit Award. As outgoing Chair, Supervisor Jennifer Kreitz (District 1) selected Ms. Olinka Jones for her work with the Mono County Grand Jury and the Fire Safe Councils of the Eastern Sierra.
“It’s an honor for me to be able to recognize Juliana for her amazing work – she is truly a tireless and generous member of our Mono County Community,” stated Supervisor Kreitz. “whether serving in an official capacity, or utilizing her natural gifts and talents, Juliana exemplifies exceptional community spirit.”
Ms. Olinka Jones was recognized for her contributions across multiple sectors of the community, including serving on the Mono County Civil Grand Jury, as a precinct officer for Mono County Elections, as a volunteer member of the Mammoth Lakes Fire Safe Council, and a volunteer on the Mammoth Lakes Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). In addition to these official roles, Ms. Olinka Jones also utilizes her creative talent to enhance the quality of life in the Eastern Sierra through the art of quality theater.
“I am honored and humbled by this award. My contributions are most often as a member of a team – that is how this wonderful Mono County community stays strong,” stated Olinka Jones. “By each of us stepping forward in our own way to make our home a better place.”
The Community Spirit Award was launched in 2021 by Supervisor Stacy Corless following her tenure as Chair. The award celebrates local individuals who took initiative to do something beneficial for their community in the most difficult times.
The Proclamation can be accessed here.