Government & Law

Heidi Wolfgruber ’11 has received Colorado’s highest honor for a first-year deputy public defender.

Wolfgruber won the Lowrey Kelley Memorial Boot Camp Award for her performance in a weeklong trial simulation she completed in 2016. She was judged against all first-year attorneys who, at the end of their first year, must complete the simulation as part of the office’s training.

A philosophy and government major at CMC, Wolfgruber received her law degree from Vanderbilt University.

Scott Ochoa

CMC alumnus Scott Ochoa ’93 has been named city manager of Ontario.

A veteran Southern California municipal administrator, Ochoa comes to Ontario from Glendale, where he has been city manager since 2012.

“I am honored and excited for this opportunity,” Ochoa said in a statement, “and look forward to working with the extraordinary team the city has assembled to serve Ontario’s residents, businesses, and community partners.”

McKenna Auditorium

Claremont McKenna College is hosting “Homeland Security at the Local Level,” a conference on the role local governments play in the fight against terrorism. The half-day event is Friday, March 24, from 8 a.m. – noon at McKenna Auditorium at Claremont McKenna College (CMC).

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