Garcia, Gore honored as ‘Women of the Year’

Honor comes from State Sen. Jim Nielsen
By: Staff Report
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Roseville Vice Mayor Carol Garcia and Councilwoman Bonnie Gore were honored as the Fourth Senate District Women of the Year by State Sen. Jim Nielsen for their dedication to serving their community.

“Carol and Bonnie are incredible examples of professional and civic leaders,” Nielsen said. “These women possess a great sense of public service, and have given and continue to give generously of their time and talent to the community.”

Each year, the California State Senate recognizes women, and Nielsen chose to honor two women who make their community a better place through volunteerism and leadership, according to a press release. The awards were presented at the April 17 Roseville City Council meeting.

“It is an honor to be given this award,” Garcia said, in the release. “Roseville has a great tradition of volunteerism back to its earliest days. As a lifelong resident, I'm very proud to be part of that tradition.”

Garcia has served on the council since 2007, and Gore joined the council in late 2012. She is the founding chair of the Lighthouse Counseling and Family Resource Center, where families are provided with counseling, education and access to local resources.

“It is a privilege and pleasure to be able to give back to our wonderful community,” Gore said. “I want to thank Sen. Nielsen for nominating me for the award. It is a great honor.”