Assemblyman Anthony Adams, in dire need of some positive press after he has taken a beating on the state budget from fellow Republicans, has named Glendora Mayor Karen Davis the Woman of the Year for the 59th Assembly District.
Davis just won reelection in Glendora as the highest total vote getter in that election. It was her first bid for reelection since being first elected in 2005.
Davis is also a Pastor at the First Presbyterian Church in Glendora.
Release to follow:
ASSEMBLYMAN ADAMS HONORS MAYOR KAREN DAVIS
AS 59TH ASSEMBLY DISTRICT WOMAN OF THE YEAR
SACRAMENTO – Assemblyman Anthony Adams (R-Hesperia) today honored Karen Davis as the 2009 Woman of the Year for the 59th Assembly District during a special Assembly ceremony at the State Capitol. Davis currently serves as Mayor of the City of Glendora and has been a Pastor at First Christian Church for over 15 years.
“Karen has shown extraordinary leadership within her community that extends far beyond her civil service as the City’s mayor,” said Adams. “She leads by example through her philanthropy and inspires others to engage in and participate in their community. I appreciate all that she does to make the City of Glendora and California a better place to live.”
Davis was elected to the Glendora City Council in 2005 and re-elected in 2009, currently serving as the City’s Mayor. She has been involved in many youth programs and committees including the Glendorans for Drug Free Youth and the Mayor’s Task Force on Youth. She helped organize the Community Forum on Teen Drug Abuse, Teen Violence & Tolerance and has been serving as volunteer chaplain for the Glendora Police Department since 2002. She is past president of the Glendora Community Coordinating Council, receiving the Humanitarian Award in 2001 and received the YWCA Women of Achievement award in 2005. In addition, she has organized and participated in numerous philanthropic activities and events with various churches within the community.
“I’m very humbled and appreciative of having this honor bestowed upon me,” said Davis. “I encourage women and men alike to always give their best and serve their community with pride.”
Held annually, the Woman of the Year ceremony celebrates California’s extraordinary women. Started in 1987 to help commemorate Women’s History Month, the event has become one of the Capitol’s most anticipated celebrations of community service each year. Honorees are presented with a certificate from the State Assembly recognizing their outstanding contributions to their community during a special ceremony in the Assembly chambers.