Veterans’ supporter is ‘woman of year’
NEWS-LEDGER — APRIL 11, 2012 —
A woman who has involved herself in West Sacramento’s community has earned “Woman of the Year” distinction in Mariko Yamada’s 8th Assembly District.
Debbie Reynolds, 35, joined other state-wide honorees in receiving the award in a ceremony at the capitol on March 26.
“I was a little bit nervous,” she told the News-Ledger. “I’m more of a behind-the-scenes person.”
Last year, she took on the task of creating the city’s first Veterans Day parade – a festivity that successfully wound its way through the Park Boulevard neighborhood in November, for the first. She also was at the forefront of a successful effort to raise money to help local veteran Minoru Ohye visit his long-separated brother in Japan. Ohye got his wish, and saw his brother for the first time in 60 years.
Reynolds, a mom from North Highlands with two kids, is also active in West Sacramento’s Mighty Rotary Club chapter.
In person, she brims with energy.
In a press release, Yamada called her “an exceptional leader in Yolo County.”
“The veterans in West Sacramento were also given a reason to celebrate in the first-ever (veterans) parade in the city, thanks to Debbie’s hard work.”
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