Grossmont Healthcare District salutes oversight volunteers

June 17, 2024 – Our town took a magical trip down memory lane today. The Model T Ford Club of America rolled into town for their 2024 National Tour. 

Dozens of these magnificent Model T’s lined our streets. It felt like stepping back in time.

The visitors took a stroll through our town’s rich history, from the old Lakeside Inn, the Auto Speedway route, made famous by racing legend Barney Oldfield, to our charming historic buildings and homes.

The Lakeside Historical Society opened their doors, welcoming everyone to explore the chapel, museum, Gift Shop, and the Speedway monument. It was a little slice of the past brought back to life.

Their visit was short, but the memories will last a lifetime. A huge thank you to the Model T Ford Club of America for stopping by and making the day in our hometown so special.


From left to right: (front row) Ernest Ewin, Robert Klaiber, George Hawkins (holding plaque), Dr. Michael Peddecord, Charles Fouquette; (back row) GHD board members Bob Ayres, Gloria Chadwick, Dr. Michael Long, Betty Stieringer, Michael Emerson.

by Rick Griffin

The Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD) board of directors recently saluted former members of the volunteer citizens group who are overseeing taxpayer bond-financed construction project expenses financed by voter-approved public bonds at Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa. The group, called the Independent Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee (ICBOC), is monitoring the District’s expenditures of $247 million in general obligation bonds that East County voters approved in 2006. GHD serves as landlord of the hospital, including ownership of the property and buildings on behalf of local taxpayers. Ewin, Hawkins and Peddecord are former ICBOC members, having served two-year terms. Klaiber and Fouquette are current ICBOC members.