College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific alumnus James Lally, DO, MMM, president and chief medical officer of Chino Valley Medical Center, will receive the Chino Valley Outstanding Citizen Award on Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010.

Dr. Lally, who graduated from COMP in 1991, said he is very humbled by the award.

“We only get to where we are because of others before us,” he said. “This community has been exceptionally good to me by working with the hospital when times weren’t so good and now when times are better. President Theodore Roosevelt stated, ‘Every man owes a part of his time and money to the business or industry in which he is engaged. No man has a moral right to withhold his support from an organization that is striving to improve conditions within his sphere.’ Definitely, that is true of this valley.”

The award will be presented by the Champion Newspapers during the Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce’s annual installation luncheon.

The award is given to a person who provides community service to both Chino and Chino Hills consistently over time, said Champion publisher Bruce Wood.

Dr. Lally has been nominated for the award multiple times, which shows his ongoing commitment to the community, Wood said.

The Champion’s story on Dr. Lally cites his longstanding and ongoing contributions to the community, particularly his work to open and run the Monte Vista Park low-cost medical clinic, among the reasons he received the honor.

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