Town Square

Lifetime achievement award goes to Ben Fernandez

Original post made by Jeb Bing, editor of the Pleasanton Weekly, on Apr 25, 2009

Ben Fernandez won the Pleasanton Chamber's "Lifetime Achievement Award" earlier this year, and with good reason. At 78, he's still as active as ever, traveling the world with his wife Donna, 75. They've been married 52 years, have three daughters--Torri Savoff, Susan Beans and Julie Cooper, all graduates of Amador Valley High School--and seven grandchildren, including one starting college this fall.

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Posted by Jack Hovingh
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Apr 25, 2009 at 10:40 am

IMNSHO...Ben Fernandez was one of the prime movers of all that makes Pleasanton the great community that it is to live in, and work in, and to do business in today. Ben operated behind the scenes...without taking any credit for his efforts. He also knows more about the history of Pleasanton than any of the current elected officials.

Congratulations, Ben, for a well deserved honor.

Jack Hovingh

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Posted by Jack
a resident of Downtown
on Apr 25, 2009 at 12:30 pm

Ben rocks!
And Jack H., you're no slouch yourself.