Menifee Matters - Summer 2018
Summer in Menifee is a time for community. After the Menifee Better Together volunteer event in April - the largest to date, with more than 700 volunteers and 31 projects - our community rolled right into the stoic Memorial Day ceremony, a strong tradition underscoring Menifee's community pride.
But before we could launch into Menifee’s great lineup of summertime traditions, our community gathered to grieve. Mayor Neil Winter unexpectedly passed away on May 19, and our great Menifee community came together to honor him and support his family. Mayor Winter, a Menifee resident for nearly 13 years, served 17 months as “the people’s Mayor.” During this short time, he made a huge impact in shaping Menifee and building
our community. The outpouring of respect for our Mayor and support for his family is indeed heartwarming, and a reflection of the strong ties he made in Menifee.
In July, the Menifee City Council filled the vacant Mayor position by appointing longtime resident Bill Zimmerman to complete the term. Mr. Zimmerman has been a very active public servant in Menifee and has served as the Planning Commission Chair; on the Parks, Recreation and Trails Commission; and most recently as the President of the Mt. San Jacinto College Board of Trustees. We extend a warm Menifee welcome to Mr. Zimmerman in his new position.