Assemblymember Rob Bonta to Host Annual State of the District Awards Celebration

Friday, September 23, 2016

The annual event celebrates 24 honorees from the 18th Assembly District

(Oakland)—On Monday, September 26th from 6- 8 pm, Assemblymember Rob Bonta will host the 2nd Annual State of the 18th Assembly District Address and Awards Celebration. The Assemblymember will provide a brief update on the state of the district and the issues impacting constituents in Oakland, Alameda and San Leandro. He will also recognize 24 individuals and organizations that have made important contributions in the 18th Assembly District.

State of the 18th Assembly District: District Address and Awards Celebration
Monday, September 26, 2016 6:00 – 8:00 pm
21st Amendment Brewery, 2010 Williams Street, San Leandro, CA 94577
Food and drink to be provided by 21st Amendment Brewery and the Alameda County Firefighters
Event is free, but space is limited. Please RSVP to

Honorees include:

  • Woman of the Year: Saundra Andrews
  • Holocaust Remembrance Day Honoree: Hennie Hecht
  • Veteran of the Year: Howard Egerman
  • Non-Profit of the Year Award: Ella Baker Center
  • Lifetime Public Service Award: Barbara Kahn 
  • Coalition of Excellence:  Fight for 15
  • Small Business of the Year: Bay Ship & Yacht, Purple Heart Patient Center, Zocalo Coffeehouse
  • Educators of the Year: Tony Manno, Alameda High School; Fatima Ghatala, Madison Park Academy; and Virginia Quock, Garfield Elementary
  • Community Peace Awards: Rabbi Barnett Brickner, Attitudinal Healing Connection, and the San Leandro Homeless Compact
  • Local Heroes: Doug Siden, Jason Toro, and Lateefah Simon
  • Outstanding Organization of the Year: Alameda Community Fund, Filipino Advocates for Justice, and the San Leandro Chamber of Commerce
  • Equity Champions: Pastor Laura Rose, John Jones III, and Jessica Bartholow

Interviews available with Assemblymember Bonta and awardees. For more information about the awardees, please contact Molly Tafoya at or call 510.286.1670.

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