1990 Volunteer of the Year Pam Stevens (right) with daughters Brenda and Sharon and husband Jeff at the Volunteer of the Year Dinner. The dinner was held at the Miramar (then Naval Air Station) Officers Club, and started with a tour with some of the base.
Pam Stevens and her husband Jeff joined the Mira Mesa Town Council at an "I Love Mira Mesa Day" in 1981, after moving to the community in 1980, and both have been active in the Mira Mesa Town Council and many other community groups ever since. Pam served on the MMTC Board for many years as newsletter editor, and for one year as president (1983) after all other Board members decided to retire at the same time. 1983 was a very eventful year as Mira Mesa Blvd was completed and she got to ride in a parade of classic cars west from Parkdale to I-805. In addition, Pam was president of daughter Brenda's cooperative preschool (International preschool at UCSD), and daughter Sharon was born in August.
Pam also served on the Mira Mesa Community Planning Group in the mid-late 1980's, part of the time as vice-chair, and worked on all of the subcommittees during the update of the Mira Mesa Community Plan.
Pam has always had a particular love for the Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve, and has served on the Los Penasquitos Canyon Citizens Advisory Committee since the mid-1980's, part of that time as chair, and continues to serve today, now as a representative of the Mira Mesa Community Planning Group. She was also a founding member of the Friends of Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve.
Pam wrote articles, including a regular weekly column, for the Mira Mesa/Scripps Ranch Sentinel, from the early 1980's until the newspaper ceased publication in 2009. She continues to write articles for the new local newspaper Mira Mesa Living, as well as for the Mira Mesa Town Council newsletter. She is the author of "Mira Mesa", a book about the community of Mira Mesa in the Images of America Series published by Arcadia Press.
Pam Stevens on the trail from Camino Ruiz Park into Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve in February 2015.