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CITIZEN OF THE MONTH

Neisha Hernandez

Councilmember John McCann is proud to honor Neisha Ranch with her husband and four children. Their priorities Hernandez as the citizen of the month for January have always been faith and family. Neisha believes that 2018 for Chula Vista District #1. Neisha hardly needs integrity counts. Volunteering and giving back to the an introduction. If you live in Chula Vista, you have community have always been important to her. She most likely seen vehicles bearing her company’s logo. has made service a priority in her business by donating It is shaped like an “N” for her name, $10,000 in scholarships, providing free but in the form of a body in motion, dance classes, having dance teams proudly indicating Neisha’s Dance & volunteer for Feeding America and Music Academy. offering financial donations to local She emphasizes non-profits in addition to her work with raising more than Being a mom is #1 in her life, but she the Rotary Club. admits her whole life is wrapped up in just talented her business. She is fully committed “Say what you’ll do, and do what you and involved in every aspect of her musicians and say” are Neisha’s words to live by. business from the smallest detail to the dancers, but also Neisha’s dance and music lessons take extended families of her students. place at 870 Jetty Lane, in the heart raising leaders Neisha started her business in 1996. Over of Eastlake. Families feel a sense of in the community the past 22 years, tens of thousands of comfort and safety in the area. Recently students have experienced the academy when an illegal marijuana dispensary who appreciate and all that it has to offer. She believes opened nearby, Neisha courageously and honor the that she and her staff are known for contacted Chula Vista law enforcement encouraging artistic lives and careers. and City Council to express her concern importance of art She emphasizes raising more than just and help begin awareness for removal talented musicians and dancers, but also and culture in of the dispensary. raising leaders in the community who our society. Our community is fortunate to have appreciate and honor the importance of Neisha to help shape our young people art and culture in our society. and offer exposure to the arts through Neisha has lived in Chula Vista all her dance and music. It is her honor to life. She grew up on the west side, graduated from Chula have dedicated her professional life to bringing the arts Vista High School and currently resides in Rolling Hills to children in our community.

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