Danville Mayor’s Installation and Community Service Awards lets Town recognize residents for their service
Over 200 hundred people enjoyed a new venue this year for the annual Mayoral Installation and Community Service Awards in Danville. The five-member Danville Town Council presided over the event, held for the first time at the Village Theatre and Art Gallery, 233 Front Street.
Over the course of the program, a number of residents were honored for their service to the Town of Danville, whether it be through volunteering at events, creating programs or serving on committees and commissions. Photos from the event can be found on the Town’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/danvilleca.
The list of award recipients is below:
Volunteers of the Year
- Parks & Leisure Services Commission Volunteer of the Year: Richard and Lisa Price, Halle Price
For volunteering to help the Town host “Do Cool Things That Matter” a summer camp for middle school students to volunteer in the community.
- Arts Commission Volunteer of the Year Award: Marcia Harmon
For her active volunteerism and her work to expand the inclusion of artful experiences throughout the Town.
- Town Volunteer of the Year Award: Monnie Segelke
For her extensive volunteerism and assistance at the Danville Senior Center.
- Arts Commission
Anne Peterson, youth representative – (7/1/12-6/30/14)
Parks and Leisure Services Commission
Ife Oladoja – (7/1/13-6/30/14)
Peggy Hiramine – (7/1/97 –6/30/01 and 7/1/02-6/30/14)
• Design Review Board
Jim Wood – (1/12/99)
David Banducci – (1/12/99)
- Heritage Resource Commission
Doug Farry – (12/1/02-12/31/2014)
- FOUR YEARS OF SERVICE
Kerri Heusler – (Planning Commission 2/16/11)
Jerry Warren – (Heritage Resource Commission 1/1/11)
Mike Cory – (Parks and Leisure Services Commission 7/1/10)
Randall Diamond – (Parks and Leisure Services Commission 7/1/10)
- EIGHT YEARS OF SERVICE
Tricia Grame – (Arts Commission 3/1/06)
Susan Gallinger – (cumulative: Arts Commission 2/20/90-2/28/97, 7/1/13-current)
- TWELVE YEARS OF SERVICE
Jim Powers – (Heritage Resource Commission 12/1/02)
Mark Graham – (cumulative: PC 1/12/99-12/31/06, 3/16/10-current)
Karen Stepper (Town Council 12/3/02)
Doug Farry – (Heritage Resource Commission 12/1/02-12/31/2014)
- SIXTEEN YEARS OF SERVICE
- TWENTY YEARS OF SERVICE
Bob Combs – (Planning Commission 1/1/95)
- TWENTY-FOUR YEARS OF SERVICE
Lynn Overcashier – (Planning Commission 1/2/91)
Newell Arnerich (Design Review Board 6/6/90; Town Council 12/5/95)
AWARDS OF MERIT
Hannah Stephenson –
For being a youth ambassador for Team Fox and raising money for Parkinson’s research by selling lemonade, doing an art sale, a bake sale, and recycling.
Grace and Giordan Gitchell –
For their volunteerism, commitment and leadership in the Guide Dogs For the Blind and the San Ramon Valley Guide Dog Club.
Street Smarts Advisory Committee Volunteers
For their deep belief in, and ability to promote, the Street Smarts traffic safety education program for the past 10 years.
Diablo Women’s Garden Club
For maintaining the memorial rose boxes at Osage Station Park for over 30 years.
For serving as the President and CEO of the Danville Area Chamber of Commerce with steadfast leadership within the business community amidst a sea of constant change.
AWARD OF SPECIAL RECOGNITION
Danville Town Manager Joe Calabrigo
For his years of service, leadership and vision as the Danville Town Manager.
MICHAEL K. SHIMANSKY COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD
For his leadership in the San Ramon Valley High School E2 Environmental Academy for the last four years.
THE DANVILLE AWARD
For his decades of service and leadership in Danville as a Town Council member.
Following the awards ceremony, the Town Council held a brief meeting in which outgoing Mayor Robert Storer spoke about his year as mayor, and then held an election for the 2015 Mayor. Vice Mayor Mike Doyle was nominated and approved unanimously. Council member Karen Stepper was nominated and unanimously approved as Vice Mayor for 2015.
For more information about the Mayoral Installation and Community Service Awards, contact City Clerk Marie Sunseri at (925) 314-3401 or [email protected].