The Rotary Club of Dublin has selected Deputy Christina Blaylock as its Dublin Police Services Officer of the Year, and public education assistant Rachel Messenger as its Dublin Fire Services Person of the Year.

The Rotary Club said Blaylock was selected because of her positive influence in the lives of Dublin school children as the primary instructor for the DARE program and her role in the Dublin Unified School District’s anti-drug Red Ribbon Week. She has also been an instructor for the Dublin Citizens Academy, which teaches the public about law enforcement and encourages citizen involvement in community policing.

Messenger, with the Alameda County Fire Department, was honored for her commitment in reading to Dublin students as part of the Read Across America program. The Rotary Club said she has also supported other community activities, including her involvement in the St. Patrick’s Day Festival and her role in ensuring that fire crews are present at local events.

Blaylock and Messenger each received a plaque and certificates of commendation from the Dublin City Council, Alameda County supervisors, and California State Legislature. The Rotary Club also gave $400 in Blaylock’s name to the Calico Center, which works with abused children, and gave $400 in Messenger’s name to Hope Hospice, which provides end-of life care.