Event Date: September 9, 2020

The Mission Inn Foundation (MIF) is proud to honor Brian Jaramillo as the recipient of the 2020 Frank Miller Civic Achievement Award. The award ceremony and celebratory dinner will take place on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at the Mission Inn Hotel & Spa's Grand Parisian Ballroom. The event begins at 6:00 p.m. Seating is extremely limited, so please reserve your space early.

This event will follow all state and local guidelines regarding safety and health during the COVID pandemic. 

The Frank Miller Civic Achievement Award was established in 1997 to honor individuals, couples or groups who have made significant contributions to the city and community of Riverside. Frank Augustus Miller’s tradition of civic leadership and devotion to this community carries on in the efforts of many leaders and innovators working to promote and enhance the city of Riverside today. It is with Miller’s devotion to community in mind, that the Mission Inn Foundation presents the Frank Miller Civic Achievement Award to Brian Jaramillo. 

Brian Jaramillo has recently been awarded Riverside’s City Spirit Award for his efforts to design and build The Grove Village project, a collaborative effort with Grove Community Church to provide housing for Riverside homeless individuals and families.  With his company, Tilden-Coil Constructors, he has spearheaded fundraising efforts for a variety of  philanthropic groups, including the Riverside Educational Enrichment Foundation, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Starting Blocks, which is a learn-to-swim program.

The Foundation continues to support this vision of a robust Riverside community through its active history and educational programs.  Through guided experiences within the Mission Inn, MIF docents impart historical context on how the histories and development of both the Inn and Riverside are deeply intertwined.  Youth Ambassadors, a Hands of History program, equips Riverside youth with public speaking and leadership skills, encouraging a new generation to volunteer and build their community.   The efforts of the Mission Inn Foundation to preserve, share and continue the legacy of the Mission Inn are supported through contributions and fundraising efforts like the Frank Miller Civic Achievement Award.

Past honorees include Knox Mellon, Tim Hays, Judge Victor Miceli, Peggy Fouke Wortz, Justice John Gabbert, Duane R. Roberts, Art Littleworth, Henry Coil, Jr., S. Sue Johnson, Gary Rawlings, Chuck Beaty, Ron & Marsha Loveridge, Judge Charles Field, Cindy Roth, Joe Tavaglione, Jack B. Clarke, Jr., Gordon Bourns and Ofelia Valdez-Yeager.