(SACRAMENTO) – Assemblyman Rich Gordon (Menlo Park) announced he will honor Redwood City Mayor Alicia Aguirre as the 2012 Woman of the Year for the 21st Assembly District on March 26th.
“The Bay Area at-large has benefited from Alicia’s tireless involvement in all dimensions of Redwood City,” said Assemblyman Rich Gordon. “Her wit, intelligence, and sincere nature make her a stand-out public servant and community member.”
Aguirre has severed on the Redwood City Council since November 2005 and was previously on the Redwood City Elementary School Board. She is involved in the Redwood City Libraries Foundation, Shelter Network Board, Hispanos Unidos, Youth Latino Leaders, among other organizations. Additionally, Aguirre is Redwood City’s first Latina Mayor.
“There is no denying that Alicia has helped pave the way for Latina women seeking public office,” said Gordon.
In response to the announcement, Aguirre stated, “This award is one of the most important awards I have ever received. I am very honored to have been selected especially from Assemblyman Rich Gordon, someone who I highly respect for his integrity and hard work.”
WHAT: State Assembly Woman of the Year Celebration
WHO: Assemblyman Rich Gordon honors Redwood City Mayor Alicia Aguirre
WHEN: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Monday, March 26, 2012
WHERE: State Capitol, Assembly Floor
Woman of the Year Press Release (Word doc)