Windermere Real Estate SoCal REALTOR® Leilani Serrao-Baker has accomplished her goal of installing monument signage for her home community of Sea Canyon. Leilani and fellow “Friends of Sea Canyon”, including resident Kent Welton, who spearheaded the initiative, and local businesses Homestead Escrow, Cullen McKeown of Alpine Mortgage, Electrical Contractor Steve McIntyre, and Photographer Katie Lubbers of Katie Lubbers Photography, donated their time and money to gift the monument sign. The 450-home Sea Canyon community near Dana Hills High School in Dana Point, which was built as three separate developments starting in the early-1970’s, has not had a formal name or monument sign until signage was installed January 7th of this year.
“Being a native from Dana Point, It was huge for me to be able to give back to the community by being a part of this project. I look forward to contributing more to this beautiful city in any way that I can,” adds Cullen McKeown.
“As residents of Sea Canyon, we are excited to finally have a unifying identity,” says Leilani, a resident of Sea Canyon and the community’s real estate expert. “The name is derived from the park that is central to the surrounding homes in our community. We thought it was most appropriate given the history of the land and the connection we feel to the park and the residents it serves.”
Although the sign installation took less than two hours, the process of working with the City to acquire permits, rallying community support, and raising funds for the sign installation took almost two years. Leilani helped organize an initiative to distribute fliers to all homes in the neighborhood, prompting residents to email the City directly and voice their desire to place the sign at the entrance to the community. “I care about this neighborhood and want it to be represented to its residents and visitors the best way possible. Having a name to rally around and a sign to formalize that identity is truly exciting and something that I am proud to be a part of.” Leilani is an agent at the Windermere SoCal Laguna Niguel office.Next Post Previous Post