15 Solano residents honored in Garamendi’s Women of the Year awards

October 28 2019

The Reporter By NICK SESTANOVICH | nsestanovich@thereporter.com |

PUBLISHED: October 25, 2019 at 5:56 pm | UPDATED: October 25, 2019 at 5:57 pm

Rep. John Garamendi, D-Solano, honored 50 exemplary women from his district at his 6th annual Women of the Year event Friday, his office announced in a news release.

The women were honored for their public service, business, education and local advocacy contributions.

“One of the highlights of my year, every year, is hosting this event to recognize the achievements of these distinguished women,” Garamendi said in a statement. “These leaders come from a variety of backgrounds, but every one of them has made a real difference in their communities and the people around them. It’s a privilege to be able to honor them.”

Included among the honorees was a posthumous recognition for Natalie Corona, a 22-year-old rookie Davis police officer who was shot and killed in January while responding to a traffic accident.

“Officer Corona was a bright member of the Davis Police Department,” Garamendi said. “Even prior to completing her police training last December, Officer Corona was respected by her colleagues and friends for her commitment to serving her community and dedication to her fellow officers. She selflessly served and protected her community and will be remembered and honored for her dedication to making the city of Davis a safer environment for all.”

Fifteen residents of Solano County were honored: Jill Cook, Jenalee Dawson, Patricia Dennis, Ana Dineen, Kathleen Heeran, Jaye Hurt, Erica Hurtado, Juanita Menefee, Pat Nicodemus, Margaret Renn, Beth Rowe, Heather Sanderson, Cherie Schroeder, Dee Tokiwa and Sarah Villec.

For a full list of recipients, go to garamendi.house.gov/media/press-releases/garamendi-honors-50-local-women-annual-women-year-awards.

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