2017 Petaluma Community Awards of Excellence  

Please join us at the Awards Ceremony on Thursday, April 20th
at the Sheraton Sonoma County – Petaluma Hotel 745 Baywood Drive
Reception:  5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Awards Ceremony: 6:30 p.m.
Call the chamber office at 762-2785 for reservations $20 per person  

List of Honorees:  

Service Person of the Year – Donna Davison, PVAC  
Police Department Police Officer of the Year – Art Farinha  
Fire Department Fire Fighter of the Year – Jay Galas  
Small Business of the Year – Painting by Dustin O’Brien  
Large Business of the Year – Rooster Run Golf & Event Center  

Excellence in Agriculture – Mary Sanchez  
Excellence in Education – Matthew Harris, McKinley JR High  
Service to Seniors – Steve & Barbara Cohn  
Service to Youth – Mark Mooney, Moonware Design  
Volunteer of the Year – Carol Isaak, Alphabet Soup  

CITIZEN OF THE YEAR – ABRAHAM SOLAR

 

 


About the Awards:

Petaluma is blessed with a great number of outstanding and caring persons whose many
contributions make this community a better place to live, work, and raise a family. In anticipation of the Petaluma Community Awards of Excellence Night in March, we invite you to help us identify people worthy of recognition in the following categories:

Citizen of the Year:

Awarded to a person who has exemplified a model of civic responsibility through outstanding service and involvement in the community.

Volunteer of the Year:

Awarded to a person whose extensive volunteer contributions have helped enhance the
community.

Service to Youth:

Awarded to a person whose contributions have helped improve and enhance the lives of young people in Petaluma.

Service to Seniors:

Awarded to a person whose contributions have helped improve and enhance the lives of Petaluma seniors.

Excellence in Education:

Awarded to a person whose contributions have helped improve and enhance the lives of students in Petaluma area schools.

Large Business:

Awarded to a Petaluma business with 40 or more employees, operating for at least three years, which is recognized as a leader in its industry and the community.

Small Business:

Awarded to a Petaluma business with fewer than 40 employees, operating for at least three years, which is recognized as a leader in its industry and the community.

Excellence in Agriculture:

Awarded to a person who has demonstrated an exceptional commitment to Petaluma agriculture.