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2019 KUDOS AWARDS CEREMONY 

This year the Commission on Disabilities presented Kudos Awards to five community members that have had a significant positive impact on the Santa Cruz County disabilities community. Additionally, we presented two Kudos Lifetime Achievement Awards postumously to the families of two community members who demonstrated a lifelong commitment to advancing the interests of people with disabilities. Awardees are as follows:

Ernestina Saldaña, Former Chair, Commission on Disabilities

Commission Chair John Daugherty presents a Kudos Award to former Commission Chair Ernestina Saldaña

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Tom Blaich, Volunteer, Shared Adventures

Commission Chair, John Daugherty presents a Kudos Award to Volunteer Tom Blaich

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Cece Pinheiro, Executive Director, Special Parents Information Network

Commission Vice Chair, David Molina, presents a Kudos Award to SPIN Executive Director, Cece Pinheiro


Masood Madani, Business Owner, Masood’s Liquor & Deli

Commission Vice Chair, David Molina, presents a Kudos Award to Ruth Madani, wife of business owner Masood Madani

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Kevin McClish, Former Fire Chief, Boulder Creek Fire District

Commission Vice Chair, David Molina, presents a Kudos Award to Bob Locatelli, accepting the award on behalf of Former Fire Chief, Kevin McClish

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

 

Angelica Victoria, Former Intern, Commission on Disabilities

Commissioner Janet Crosse presents a Kudos Lifetime Achievement Award Angelica Victoria, accepted by her children Lily and Mitchell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Felipa De Leon, Former Commissioner, Commission on Disabilities

Commissioner Brenda Gutierrez Baeza presents a Kudos Lifetime Achievement Award to Former Commissioner Felipa De Leon, accepted by her family.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Nominations for our next Kudos Awards are accepted year-round!

If you know a local person, organization or program
that goes above and beyond to make accessibility a priority,
please nominate them for a Kudos Award! 

Click Here to download the nomination form.

Previous Awardees are listed here.

Thank you for your interest in the Commission on Disabilities. 

For more information, please contact the Commissions Office at
(831) 454-2772, TTY/TDD: 711 or email commissions@santacruzcounty.us 

 


Commission Internship Opportunity!

If you are interested in applying for a Commission on Disabilities Internship, you can find out more about it at the Volunteer Initiative Program here