Former Pleasanton mayor and state assemblyman S. Floyd Mori was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the OCA Asian Pacific Islander American Advocates Utah during a ceremony Nov. 9 in West Valley City, Utah.
A Utah native who later moved to California and taught at Chabot College, Mori served on the Pleasanton City Council from 1972-75, including a turn as mayor, before being elected to the State Assembly from 1975-81. He has also been a longtime advocate for Asian American and Pacific Islander organizations and issues.
The city of Dublin was recognized by its peers earlier this month for its support of the Valor Crossing affordable apartment complex in central Dublin.
The League of California Cities presented Dublin with a 2019 Helen Putnam Award for Excellence in City-Business Relations.
Valor Crossing is a 66-unit residential project built in collaboration among the city, Bay West Development and Eden Housing that gives preference to veterans and their families, military families, seniors and people with disabilities. Each unit is affordable; 35 residents were homeless or at risk of becoming homeless when the complex opened in 2017.
The East Bay Regional Park District and the Regional Parks Foundation recently presented Tri-Valley State Senator Steve Glazer with their 2019 Radke Championing Advocacy Award.
The local officials commended Glazer's efforts to secure $5 million in the 2018-19 state budget for improvements at Del Valle Regional Park in Livermore, including upgrades to the park's aging water delivery system, which supplies water throughout the 4,395-acre park.
They also pointed to original Glazer legislation passed earlier this year to ban smoking in state parks and beaches. (EBRPD already prohibits smoking in its regional parks.)
The Association of Chief Business Officials recently recognized Edralin "Ed" Maduli, president of the Chabot-Las Positas Community College District Board of Trustees, with its Walter Starr Robie Award, which lauds California community college business administrators who have demonstrated outstanding achievements and exemplary service.
A retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force, Maduli has also posted a long career in community college administration, currently working as vice chancellor of administrative services for the West Valley-Mission Community College District in Santa Clara County.
In his hometown, Maduli has been an elected member of the Chabot-Las Positas board since 2016, representing Area 7, which includes Livermore and parts of Pleasanton.
Engineer of the Year
Longtime Pleasanton resident Jonathan Wells, Ph.D., took home the 2019 Outstanding Engineer of the Year award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Santa Clara Valley section.
The award recognized Wells' acknowledged expertise, mentorship and development efforts in wireless communications and cellular technology, IBEE officials said.
Wells has lived in Pleasanton for 17 years and maintains a professional office downtown where he works as an independent consultant, specializing in wireless technology and intellectual property.