Chain | Cohn | Clark recognized by City of Bakersfield, Mayor Harvey Hall for contribution to litter cleanup program

May 23, 2014 | Article by Chain | Cohn | Clark staff | Awards & Recognition

Chain | Cohn | Clark recognized by City of Bakersfield, Mayor Harvey Hall for contribution to litter cleanup program

UPDATE: To watch a video of Chain | Cohn | Clark being honored by the City of Bakersfield and Mayor Harvey Hall, go to our Chain | Cohn | Clark YouTube channel here.


Chain | Cohn | Clark on Wednesday was awarded a “Certificate of Appreciation” from Mayor Harvey Hall and City of Bakersfield during a city council meeting for the law firm’s partnership in the “Freeway Litter Cleanup Project.”

For the program, Chain | Cohn | Clark sponsored a one-mile stretch of highway on the Westside Parkway, eastbound at Coffee Road. The sponsorship funds donated by the Bakersfield personal injury law firm go to pay residents from the Bakersfield Homeless Center to clean up our portion of the newest Bakersfield freeway, as highlighted in a previous Blogging for Justice post.

The program is a win for everyone involved: it keeps our freeway clean, increases community pride, gives jobs to the homeless, and sponsorships keep costs down for  the city and homeless center. The program — partnering the homeless center with the city, and local business — has been hailed nationwide by other county and city governments.

On Tuesday, Hall addressed the Bakersfield city council and audience in attendance regarding the certificate of appreciation.

“We’ve had success with private businesses in our community supporting our sponsorship for our litter pickup programs,” Hall said. “Chain | Cohn | Clark is here tonight to accept their recognition. (Their sponsorship) will go toward us utilizing the residents of Bakersfield Homeless Center to pick up litter on our freeways.”

Hall awarded a plaque to the Bakersfield attorneys representing the firm — managing partner David K. Cohn and senior partner Matt Clark — “in recognition of the firm’s contribution.”

The attorneys at Chain | Cohn | Clark are proud of our community, our city and our streets, and wish to keep our city as clean and healthy as possible.

“On behalf of Chain | Cohn | Clark, we thank the city of Bakersfield for this opportunity,” Clark said, addressing the council. “It allows us to support the homeless in our community, while at the same time making a little effort to keep Bakersfield beautiful.”

The plaque will hang proudly at our downtown Bakersfield office on Truxtun Avenue. And our sign, acknowledging our sponsorship ,stands high the Westside Parkway.