Danville Express

Newsfront - December 7, 2007

Volunteers recognized for helping make Danville great

Bright lights flashed and crowds cheered as volunteers received awards Tuesday evening for their service in making Danville a great place to live.

"I truly love this town and all its people," said Town Councilman Mike Doyle, a recipient of a public service award. "Danville is like Camelot."

Danville's 26th annual Mayor's Installation and Community Service Awards singled out contributors, and gave this year's special Danville Award to the Blue Star Moms for their support of the troops at war. Other awards presented were:

Volunteers of the Year

* Dan Riley - For his commitment to the San Ramon Valley Coalition for Youth Safety and Development, working to educate individuals and organizations to be youth advocates, and implementing programs and services that focus on the development of youth to become caring and responsible individuals.

* Cheryl Yee Glass - San Ramon Valley High School instrumental music director, for her outstanding leadership of the San Ramon Valley High School music program.

* National Charity League, Diablo Valley Chapter - For its commitment to community service and leadership development, and its members' hours of volunteering in the Danville community.

Outgoing commissioners

* Arts Commission: Dean Christman, P.J. Shelton

* Parks and Leisure Services Commission: Richard Mahan

* Heritage Resource Commission: Kevin Curran, Brett Cooper

* Planning Commission: G. Mark Graham

Service pins and gifts for four years of service

* Pam Greenan - Arts

* John Mascali - Parks

* Kent Rezowalli - Parks

* Candace Andersen - Town Council

Eight years of public service

* Randy Haberl - Heritage Resource Commission

Sixteen years of service

* Sandy Varco - Danville Design Review Board

* Mike Doyle - Town Council

Awards of Merit

* Madison and Mackinsey Mascali - for the Packs of Love project to provide backpacks filled with supplies to students in the Richmond School District.

* Kim Gallagher- for her continuous dedication and personal commitment to youth in the community.

* Mark Curtis- for his commitment to promoting and supporting Danville events and programs.

* Summer of Service Camp - for participating in summer service projects in Danville and area communities. (Leader: Jeff Atwood; participants: Alex Froning, Kevin Hand, James Jersin, Zachary King, Tyler Lambiase, Nicolas Parent, Kim Santana, Ahlia Tayeb, Mark Warwick)

* Fund-A-Field - co-founders Garrett Weiss and Kyle Weiss - for their commitment to raising funds to build soccer fields and provide sports equipment for schools in Africa.

* Jim and Chris Edlund - for their dedication and fundraising efforts for the Parkinson's Institute.

Architectural awards

* Gold residence on Veda Drive; Architect: Owner/Contractor: James and Patricia Gold

* Turner residence on El Pintado Road; Architect: Gorny and Garcia Architects; Owner: John Turner

* Podva House, 100 School St.; Architect: SZFM Architects, Sudhish Mohindroo and Eric Maltman; Owner: Peter Branagh

* Prospect Square, 145 Prospect Ave.; Architect: Barry and Volkmann Architect; Owner: Kim Williams (Pearson and Williams, LLC)

* Project Address: Oak Hill Park Community Building, 3005 Stone Valley Road; Architect: William Wood Architect; Owner: Town of Danville

-Jordan M. Doronila


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