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.
2014 - present   picture & bio
2012 - 2014 Martha Deichler  
2010 - 2012 James "Okie" McNatt  
2009 - 2010 Ernie Loza video
2008 - 2009 Betsy Knaak picture & info
2006 - 2008 Mark C. Jorgensen picture & info
2005 - 2006
Abby King
picture & info
2004 - 2005
Astrid & Sam Webb
picture & info
2003 - 2004
Bob Piva    
website
2001 - 2003 Robert Cassidy  info
2000 - 2001 Fred Jee picture & info
1999 - 2000
Eris Eckhart 
picture & info
1998 - 1999 Charlie Lusk info
1997 - 1998
Joseph & Catherine Stone 
info
1996 - 1997
Robie Evans 
picture & info
1995 - 1996 Maria Bertha & Juan Esparza                   
1994 - 1995 Francisco & Dora Murillo  
1993 - 1994 Dori Holiday  [4]  
1992 - 1993 Len Surles   
1991 - 1992 Pat Patterson  
1990 - 1991 David West  
1989 - 1990 Ray Innocenti  
1987 - 1988 Norri Bakko picture
1986 - 1987 Bud Kuhrts picture & info
1985 - 1986 Sam Fortiner picture & info
1984 - 1985 Jere Hansen  
1983 - 1984 Virginia DeMarais  [5] picture & info
1982 - 1993 Dr. Floyd Woolcott  info
1981 - 1982 Fernando Murad  
1980 - 1981 Bev Kuhrts  
1979 - 1980  ?  
1978 - 1979 no mayor  
1976 - 1977  ?  
1975 - 1976 Bob DiGiorgio picture & info
1961 - 1974 Gale Gordon   [2]

website

1952 - 1961  ?  
1951 - 1952 Leo Carrillo  [1] picture & info
1948 - 1951 Frank Morgan (first mayor) picture & info
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.
 
[5]  Long-time resident Virginia Demarais was Borrego Springs' unofficial historian.
 
Link of interest related to Borrego Springs
 
http://www.historylink.org/essays/output.cfm?file_id=7662

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