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Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Volunteers Honored at Luncheon

Jul 8, 2022

LVMPD Foundation News

Las Vegas, July 08, 2022 – Siena Italian Restaurant hosted the First Annual LVMPD Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon on Friday for Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department volunteers who have selflessly lent their time and resources to the Department. Mary Ballinger, LVMPD Administrative Assistant and coordinator of the event was pleased with the turnout. “It’s very important for us to recognize all of the people who have done so much for the Police Department,” Ballinger said. “Without the engagement of community volunteers, the LVMPD wouldn’t be able to operate as effectively as it does.”

Local entrepreneur Antonio Accornero generously donated his restaurant as the setting for the event. “As a longtime supporter of Metro, I am more than happy to host this luncheon as a ‘thank you’ to all of the people who contribute their efforts to the Police Pepartment,” said Accornero. “When we all work together, we help the police to make our community a safer place.”

Executive Chef Giancarlo Bomparola was on hand to prepare some of his specialty dishes, including Pollo Marsala, Penne alla Vodka, meatballs, and Caesar salad. Also among the offerings was Siena’s Buongustaio – a lovely presentation of cured meat, imported cheese, and marinated veggies & olives. For dessert, guests were treated to a delightful assortment of Italian cookies and pastries.

Participants enjoyed the elegant atmosphere of one of Las Vegas’s favorite restaurants, and the event was such a success that next year’s luncheon is already being planned. For information on how to become a volunteer for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, visit

Antonio Accornero’s generous contributions to the LVMPD over the years have helped to fund many initiatives, such as community engagement and public safety programs. A longtime supporter of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police, Accornero pledges to continue to advocate for the Department with upcoming fundraising events. Some of the ways Antonio is engaged in his community include: working directly with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, the District Attorney’s office, and other organizations to address the immediate needs of individuals and the community as a whole; donating his own private funds and holding fundraisers to contribute to the public good; actively participating in political processes and supporting local police in order to improve and protect the quality of life for all Nevadans; and providing scholarships to deserving students to fund their education in various disciplines. For more information about Antonio’s philanthropic efforts and how to become involved, please visit

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