On behalf of the Danville Town Council, I would first like to wish everyone a Happy New Year, and to take a few moments to recognize and express my appreciation to outgoing Mayor Newell Arnerich. During his tenure as Mayor, he represented Danville at a very high level. On behalf of the entire Town, “Thank you Newell.”
The Town Council was honored to formally acknowledge and show its appreciation to community members at its annual awards event, which was held at the Danville Community Center on December first. Former Councilmember and Mayor Mike Shimansky received the prestigious Danville Award (posthumous), for his dedication of service to the Danville Community. His wife, Sue and daughter Cyndi, accepted the award. Award of Special Recognition was given to Danville Police Chief Chris Wenzel for his six years of excellence in overseeing Danville’s Police Department.
The Parks & Leisure Services Commission Volunteer of the Year Award was given to Valley Youth Council for implementation of the online Needs Assessment Survey that led to ways to serve the local high school population with recreational opportunities and education about current issues. The Arts Commission Volunteer of the Year was given to Kevin Chen for the time and commitment he has generously provided to the Museum of the San Ramon Valley. The Town Volunteer of the Year award was given to Richard Schumm for his dedication and commitment
to coaching youth basketball.
Awards of Merit were bestowed upon the following: Robin Kelly, for her volunteerism and dedication to the EPIC Healthy Choices Program at San Ramon Valley High School and the youth in the community; Danville Police Reserves, for volunteering their time to provide an invaluable service to the Danville Community; Tony Carnemolla, for his leadership and service to the veterans in the Danville community; San Ramon Valley Sports Alliance, for their cooperation and teamwork in representing youth and adult sports leagues in the Danville community; CPC Job Connections, for ongoing programs to provide support and encouragement to the unemployed; Colette Ankenman, for establishing Baragwanath Blessings, creating blankets and hats for newborns in South
Africa; Meony Newman, for her dedication and willingness to always go above and beyond as the C.E.O. of the Danville Area Chamber of Commerce.
The first Michael K. Shimansky Community Service Award was given to Christy Dodge, for her community service with the Special Olympics in Danville. Congratulations to everyone!
One of my goals as Mayor in 2010 is to hear from more of the citizens of Danville. I value your input. Please e-mail me with comments or questions at email@example.com. All are invited to “Mornings with the Mayor” the First Friday of each month at 7:30 a.m. at Father Nature’s, 172 E. Prospect Avenue. Due to the holidays, the January meeting will be on January 8. I hope to see you there.
I look forward to working with you next year as your Mayor!
Exchange Club San Ramon Valley Luncheon every 2nd Wednesday, 12:00 – 1.00 pm, $16 Faz, 600 Hartz, Danville. Info: 925-275-2412/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Danville Farmers’ Market: Saturdays 9am – 1pm Year-Round, Thursdays, 4pm – 8pm May10 – Aug 16. Corner of Railroad & Prospect St.
Soroptimist International of San Ramon Valley meets 1st and 3rd Wednesdays each month at Crow Canyon Country Club, Danville, 12.15-1.30pm. Soroptimist’s mission is to improve the lives of women and girls locally and globally.
San Ramon Valley Republican Women Federated meets on the Fourth Tuesday of every month except June-August at Crow Canyon Country Club, Danville at 11:30a.m. – 1:30p.m. Lunches are $23. Please join us to hear informative speakers on important issues! Info: Sonali @ (925) 314-9194.
01/11, Monday 7pm – 8.30pm: SAT Strategy Session with Princeton Review. Getting ready to take the SAT? The Danville Library will be offering this informative and helpful program that will focus on making the most of the SAT process and achieving the best possible score. Location: Danville Library. Info: (925) 837-4889
01/15 – 02/06: Role Players Ensemble presents a daring, zany black comedy “Kimberly Akimbo” at the Village Theatre, 233 Front Street.Tickets:$15-$25.00. www.villagetheatreshows.com or (925) 314.3400.