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.”
To view yesterday’s City Council meeting, visit: https://sanleandro.legistar.com.
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