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Hacienda awarded East Bay Leadership medal

Highest award given by regional council

Pleasanton's Hacienda business and residential community has been awarded the East Bay Leadership medal, the highest award given by the East Bay Leadership Council.

The award is given annually to a business recognized for outstanding community service and regional leadership.

"Hacienda has been an invaluable asset to the Tri-Valley community and the East Bay Leadership Council's work in the region," said Kristin Connelly, the organization's president and chief executive officer.

He said that Hacienda has helped with important regional initiatives related to transportation and water, and played a key role in the creation of the Tri-Valley Anti-Poverty Collaborative Poverty through its Hacienda Helping Hands community initiative.

Hacienda is the largest development of its kind in Northern California. Over 10 million square feet of existing, mixed-use space is occupied by some 685 companies that locally employ approximately 19,000 people.

In addition, Hacienda's residential developments provide homes for 4,300 residents.

"Hacienda is very proud to receive this award," said James Paxson, Hacienda's general manager. "We believe it is important to invest in the area and Hacienda is committed to continually working toward improving those underlying conditions that make a difference in the region's quality of life and economy."

"It is a privilege to have the opportunity to work with the diverse array of business and community leaders convened by the East Bay Leadership Council as their commitment to the region is inspiring and their work truly makes a difference," he added.

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