Honorary Mayors of Borrego Springs
 
Borrego Springs is an unincorporated community in the county of San Diego and therefore has no city council.  Every year the Borrego Springs Chamber of Commerce calls for the nomination of an Honorary Mayor.  The nominee receiving the most nomination letters and meeting certain criteria is selected Honorary Mayor for a year. Candidates should have been residents of Borrego Springs for at least ten years, be full-time residents and contributed to the local quality of life.
2018 - present Andrew R Macuga
2016 - 2018 Jim Wilson
2014 - 2016 Sylvanna Meeks
2012 - 2014 Martha Deichler
2010 - 2012 James "Okie" McNatt
2009 - 2010 Ernie Loza
2008 - 2009 Betsy Knaak
2006 - 2008 Mark C Jorgensen
2005 - 2006
Abby King
2004 - 2005
Astrid & Sam Webb
2003 - 2004
Bob Piva    
2001 - 2003 Robert Cassidy (1918-2009)
2000 - 2001 Fred Jee
1999 - 2000
Eris Eckhart
1998 - 1999 Charlie Lusk
1997 - 1998
Joseph & Catherine Stone 
1996 - 1997
Robie Evans
1995 - 1996 Maria Bertha & Juan Esparza                 
1994 - 1995 Francisco & Dora Murillo
1993 - 1994 Dori Holladay  (1937-2013)  [4]
1992 - 1993 Len Surles 
1991 - 1992 Pat Patterson
1990 - 1991 David West
1989 - 1990 Ray Innocenti
1987 - 1988 Norri Bakko  (1906-1994)
1986 - 1987 Bud Kuhrts  (1923-1995)
1985 - 1986 Sam Fortiner
1984 - 1985 Jere Hansen
1983 - 1984 Virginia DeMarais  (1915-1994)
1982 - 1983 Dr. Floyd Woolcott
1981 - 1982 Fernando Murad  (1926-2011)
1980 - 1981 Bev Kuhrts  (1926-2013)
1979 - 1980  
1978 - 1979 no mayor
1976 - 1977  
1975 - 1976 Bob Di Giorgio
1961 - 1974 Gale Gordon   (1906-1995)  [2] 
1952 - 1961  
1951 - 1952 Leo Carrillo   (1880-1961)  [1]
1948 - 1951 Frank Morgan   (1890-1949)
Footnotes:
 
[1]  Leo Carrillo also served as Park Commissioner at one time. 
      Source: http://www.parks.ca.gov/pages/21299/files/final--08appendicies.pdf
 
[2]  Gale Gordon also served as President of the Chamber of Commerce.  As Honorary Mayor, Gale Gordon, star of television’s “The Lucy Show", declared June 24, 1964, a holiday in Borrego Springs to mark completion of the Montezuma Valley Road.
 
[4]  Dori Holiday served for several years as the General Manager of La Casa del Zorro. In 2005 she was honored by the Chamber for her outstanding volunteer service to the community.
 
 

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