Dodd To Receive" Citizen of the Year" Award at Napa Chamber Luncheon

Awards also will go to other civic and business leaders at Jan. 31 luncheon.

Bill Dodd. courtesy photo
Bill Dodd. courtesy photo

Napa County County Supervisor Bill Dodd will receive the "Citizen of the Year" Award at the Napa Chamber of Commerce's annual luncheon Jan. 31.

In addition, other awards will go to: 

--Gloria Curry Day Spa & Boutique, "Small Business of the Year"

--Mechanics Bank, "Large Business of the Year"

--Darcey Jezycki, "Ambassador of the Year"

The annual luncheon also welcomes the 2014 Board of Directors, including incoming Board President, Chef Ken Frank. 

 The event will be Friday, Jan. 31, from 11:30a.m. – 2p.m. at  Napa Valley Marriott Hotel, 3425 Solano Ave.,  Napa. The cost is $75 per person, and includes a three-course lunch with wine by The Hess Collection Winery and Artesa Winery.

To register, see www.NapaChamber.com/celebrate or call 707.226.7455. Registration required by Jan. 24.

Dodd, who will vie in June against a handful of other hopefuls who have announced their candidacies for the California State Assembly 4th District seat to replace termed-out State Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada of Davis, was given the award based on his charitable activities, according to the Chamber news release. 

"Bill has personally raised more than $3 million dollars for local charities to help those individuals who need it most," the release says. "He has led many successful ventures for organizations including the Wolfe Center, a youth drug and alcohol rehabilitation center, and the Napa County Children's Health Initiative, among many others."

Curry, according to the Chamber, "has established herself and her business as a unique and positive presence in Napa," the release says. "Each year she celebrates her business' anniversary by creating an event that benefits a local non-profit. She has partnered with her neighbors at The Oxbow and throughout Napa, raising substantial amounts of money for local nonprofits, including The Food Bank, Humane Society, Pathway Home and Voices."

Mechanics Bank, the release says, "has been dedicated to helping build prosperous communities as a trusted financial partner for more than 108 years. A locally owned, independent community bank, they provide a full array of banking and wealth management services for individuals, families and businesses throughout Northern California."

Jezycki, "when not donning her Ambassador's attire, serves as the Community Relations Director for Piner's Skilled Nursing and Assisted Living Homes, Medical Supply and Welding Supply stores and the Napa Ambulance. She is the Co-Captain of The Napa Chamber Ambassadors, Commissioner on the Senior Care Advisory Board and Lead Captain of the Celebrating Seniors event also Co-Captain and Treasurer of the Alliance on Aging group."




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