Lagoon walk honors Finnell, raises funds for Del Mar Community Connections program

The second annual Jerry Finnell Memorial Lagoon Walk took place Saturday, starting at the Del Mar Fire Station and following the San Dieguito Lagoon.

The walk is in honor of Del Mar’s former mayor and served as a benefit for a geriatric care management program sponsored by Del Mar Community Connections.

The day started with a light breakfast gathering, at which time participants could dedicate commemorative ribbons to a loved one. The ribbons were added to a memorial wreath on display at the Del Mar Library.

Docents from the San Dieguito River Conservancy who are experts in habitat areas and bird life the lagoon were stationed along the lagoon path.

Jerry Finnell served on the City Council for several years and as mayor in 2005; he was reelected to a second term but died of cancer in 2008. After retiring from KPMG in 1995, he and his wife, Kathy, moved to Del Mar from Chicago and donated their time and talents to numerous civic activities, including Jerry’s service on the boards of the Friends of the San Dieguito River Conservancy and Del Mar Community Connections. A graduate of UCLA and a CPA, he headed the city finance committee and worked on the Lagoon Joint Powers Authority. During his tenure with KPMG he served on the board of directors and was chairman of the Illinois Board of Accounting.

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