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For Immediate Release

Redwood City Mayor Alicia Aguirre Selected as “2012 Woman of the Year” by California State
Assemblyman Rich Gordon

Redwood City, CA - March 26, 2012 - Redwood City is proud to announce that its Mayor, Alicia Aguirre, was recently selected by California State Assemblyman Rich Gordon as the “2012 Woman of the Year” for Assembly District 21.

No one is more deserving of this recognition than Mayor Aguirre, and our entire community is very proud of her” said Redwood City Vice Mayor Jeff Gee. “Mayor Aguirre’s hallmark is her diligent work, her deep compassion, and her profound connection with every segment of our community, making her the ideal recipient of this honor.”

Assemblyman Rich Gordon will formally present Mayor Aguirre as District 21’s 2012 Woman of the Year at a ceremony on the Assembly Floor in the State Capitol on Monday, March 26. “The Bay Area at-large has benefited from Alicia’s tireless involvement in all dimensions of Redwood City,” said Assemblyman Gordon. “Her wit, intelligence, and sincere nature make her a stand-out public servant and community member.”

Mayor Aguirre, the City’s first Latina mayor, has served on the City Council of Redwood City for over six years, and has previously served on the Redwood City Elementary School Board. She is a professor at Cañada College, and is also active in the Redwood City Library Foundation, the Shelter Network, Hispanos Unidos, Redwood City International, the Redwood City - San Mateo County Chamber of Commerce, the League of California Cities, and Youth Latino Leaders, among other organizations. This is her first term as Mayor of Redwood City.

The Woman of the Year event was started in 1987 as a celebration of the contributions to society made by remarkable women throughout California. In March of every year (Women’s History Month) Assemblymembers have the opportunity to nominate one woman each for the ceremony, for a total of 80 Women of the Year in the State of California.

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Malcolm Smith
Public Communications Manager


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