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Members of the Riverside community, family and friends gathered at the Mission Inn Hotel and Spa in May to celebrate esteemed community leader, civil rights activist and civic icon Dell Roberts.

The evening was set aside to present Roberts with the acclaimed Frank Miller Civic Achievement Award for 2022. The award, established in 1997, is presented by the Mission Inn Foundation  to select individuals, couples or groups who have made significant contributions to the city and community of Riverside. 

Roberts, who moved to California from Texas in 1945 and was an accomplished athlete at Riverside Poly High School in the 1950s, has spent most of his adult life in service to youth and community through his employment with the Riverside Unified School District (RUSD), the NAACP and a variety of other groups and organizations. 

Although Roberts retired after 38 years in service to RUSD, he remains active and continues to demonstrate his long standing commitment and devotion to the Riverside community.