City Of San Leandro City Of San Leandro City of San Leandro
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San Leandro, CA 94577
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Subject :

City Council Honors 23 Community Members at 2019 Leadership & Service Awards Ceremony
Contact : Alice Kim    510-577-3372

SAN LEANDRO, CA: Last night, the City Council publicly honored 23 local residents who have made meaningful contributions to the San Leandro community. As part of the annual district leadership and Mayor’s awards of excellence ceremony, the City Council recognized 12 individuals, including one from each of the six council districts, along with five Mayor’s award recipients who have made a significant difference in San Leandro the past year.

The following awardees were presented with District Leadership Awards from each of the council districts:

  • Brian Copeland                       District 1 Leadership Award                  Councilmember Deborah Cox                               
  • Leo Sheridan                           District 2 Leadership Award                  Councilmember Ed Hernandez               
  • Bud and Shirley Beal              District 3 Leadership Award                  Councilmember Victor Aguilar
  • Ann Sekhon                            District 4 Leadership Award                  Councilmember Benny Lee     
  • Tom Breckenridge                  District 5 Leadership Award                  Councilmember Corina Lopez                
  • Diana Prola                             District 6 Leadership Award                  Councilmember Pete Ballew  

The following awardees were presented with the Mayor’s Award of Excellence in each category below:

  • Top Hatters Kitchen and Bar                                                                  Mayor’s Award of Excellence                
  • Victoria’s Nail Salon                                                                              Mayor’s Award of Excellence, Small Business
  • Blüm                                                                                                       Mayor’s Award of Excellence, Medium Business
  • PCC Structurals, Inc.                                                                             Mayor’s Award of Excellence, Large Business
  • Creekside Community Church                                                               “A City Where Kindness Matters” Award

Also at yesterday’s Council meeting, the following individuals were recognized for five or more years of dedicated service on various City boards and commissions:

  • Five Years: Jane Ann Abelee, Hermy Almonte, Nancy Gonchar, Bose Onyemem, Suzanne Pershing, Martin Wong
  • 10 Years: Bella Comelo, Dina Herrera, Catherine Vierra Houston, Thomas Wagner
  • 15 Years: Arlene Lum                                                                                          

Mayor Pauline Russo Cutter expressed a sincere gratitude to all the nominees and their families for making San Leandro a better place for all. “One of the best parts of my job and for City Councilmembers, is recognizing individuals, organizations, and businesses that contribute to making San Leandro a place of community,” said Mayor Cutter. “We know that San Leandro is a city where kindness matters because the people who live or do business here make it such a special place.”

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