Jeff Barnouw | Amphitheatre Drive
|Courtesy Terry Kopanski.
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Terry Kopanski is the new President of Del Mar Community Connections. One challenge he sees for DMCC is to make its services better known to the broader community. There will be a new emphasis on public relations, on getting the word out about all that DMCC offers.
While Vice-President he was Head of the Transportation Committee, and he points out that in the last two years the demand for rides to doctor’s appointments and the like has more than doubled. The senior population has been steadily growing, and even more support is needed. The program of volunteer drivers was started in 2000 by Sarah Dubin-Vaughn, and the appeal for new volunteers is constant.
The Grocery Shuttle Service and providing bus excursions to museums, movies, plays, concerts, etc. started at about the same time and have also grown. Various lunch programs and all sorts of activities are sponsored by DMCC. A full inventory of what is on offer will be a feature of coming publicity.
As President Terry will chair the Executive Committee. He has chaired the City’s San Dieguito Lagoon Committee and is on the Board of the Friends of the Del Mar Library. A decade ago he served on a Trees and Scenic Views Board that was then subsumed under the Design Review Board.
Terry has a J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law and has been a practicing attorney for almost 40 years, specializing in civil transactions and litigation involving real estate and insurance. He is still occasionally active but winding down his practice.
He and his wife Carol have a combined family of 3 children and 6 grandchildren, all living in California or Colorado. He grew up in Cleveland and has suggested it would be nice to connect with other Buckeyes in Del Mar.
We congratulate him on his new position and wish him success in bringing DMCC to fuller public awareness so that it can help even more of our fellow citizens.