Neal Brockmeyer, a life-long La Cañada Flintridge resident and stalwart advocate of local public schools, will be inducted next month into the John Muir High School Alumni Hall of Fame.
Brockmeyer, 73, attended Muir from 1954 to 1956, where he was a standout basketball player and student-body president. Fifty-five years later, he continues to fill a leadership role at the Pasadena school, serving on the Alumni Association Board of Directors and helping with fundraising to support extracurricular activities and teachers.
"He has worked with the Alumni Association, so it was very nice when he was actually put up for [the honor]," his wife, Molly Brockmeyer, said. "We have strong feelings for Muir and they are in hard times right now, so we are trying to do what we can to help them."
An attorney specializing in corporate mergers and acquisitions (he still works full time), Brockmeyer is also a celebrated community leader within La Cañada. He was a founding member and the first president of the La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation, and served for several years on the board of directors at the Crescenta-Cañada YMCA, spearheading the organization's annual giving campaign.