Sen. Cannella Thanks Special Awardees

Thursday, December 1, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Throughout the year, Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) recognizes men, women and organizations for their contributions to the citizens of the 12th Senate District. All are presented with a personal Senate Resolution, often at a public ceremony to applaud their special accomplishments.

Today, Senator Cannella hosted those awardees in Sacramento for a day in their honor to individually and collectively thank them once again. From Man of the Year to Veteran of the Year, the Senator showed his true appreciation for these community members’ commitment to humanity.

“I take pride in recognizing all the dedication and great accomplishments of people and organizations making a difference in my District,” said Cannella. “Each of them has given of themselves to make our community a better place to live, and this is just a small thank you for all they do.”

Pictured here on the Senate Floor, left to right, are Slayton, Cunningham, Van Meter, Fennessy, Carrillo, Gabriel and Bankson.

For further reference, some of the names below also have links to online press releases or Facebook posts.

Man of the Year -- Tony Slaton
Woman of the Year -- Juli Vieira

Volunteer Woman of the Year -- Patricia Wilson
Volunteer Man of the Year -- Joe Carrillo
Agriculture Woman of the Year -- Barbara Matheron
Agriculture Man of the Year -- Jim Cunningham
Agriculture Business of the Year -- Superior Fruit Ranch, represented by  Sidney Long
Veteran of the Year -- Charles "Chuck" Fennessy

Legion Post of the Year -- Madera Post 1981, represented by Norm Allinder
Service Club of the Year -- Ceres Lions Club represented by Charles Blanks
Green Business of the Year -- Label Technology Inc., represented by David Bankson and Albert Gabriel
Teacher of the Year -- Christopher Van Meter
Small Business of the Year -- Corbin, represented by Mike Corbin