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The City of Irvine appreciates the service of the following honoree:

Wall of Recognition
Andy Zelinko
Distinguished Citizen
You would be hard pressed to find someone who loves our community more than Andy Zelinko. For more than 30 years, he has hosted a Christmas party at his home that now attracts hundreds of people from throughout Irvine. The annual party features live music, sweet treats and an appearance by Santa who arrives in style. Half of the people have attended since they were small children and now are bringing their own families. Mr. Zelinko was also a driving force behind the Northwood Gratitude and Honor Memorial, which was erected in 2010. Located at Northwood Community Park, it is the only known memorial in the United States dedicated to listing by name all American service men and women killed in the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq. Andy has also been involved with the cities Remembering 9/11 ceremonies and community projects.