hero of year 2019

Ray Smith was selected as 2019 Long Beach Hero of the Year for his volunteer work on the Board of Directors at the Long Beach Playhouse, as a docent at Rancho Los Alamitos, as a Fire Ambassador for the City of Long Beach as well as being Sparky the Fire Dog, as an educator at the Aquarium of the Pacific and as a nursery volunteer at Bay Shore Church. Community Action Team's ninth annual Long Beach Heroes awards took place Sunday at Bay Shore Church. Also pictured is last year's Hero of the Year, Maleka Chris, with Justin Rudd taking a picture.