Friday, March 16, 2012

Person, head of Solano EDC, earns 2012 Woman of Year nod


FAIRFIELD — For her service to the community, Sandy Person of Vacaville was one of two named as the 5th State Senate District’s 2012 Women of the Year by Sen. Lois Wolk.

Person has worked in economic development and real estate for more than 25 years, currently as the president of the Solano Economic Development Corporation. She is also a community volunteer and has worked with NorthBay Healthcare Advantage, Solano College Theatre Association and the Travis Regional Armed Forces Committee and Travis Community Consortium.

Person was Wolk’s selection for Solano County. For Yolo County, Wolk will honor Alicia Mosqueda of Woodland, who has worked to promote equality for women in the workplace dating back to 1976, when she and 100 women cannery workers filed a class action discrimination lawsuit against the state’s canneries.

Wolk, D-Vacaville, will honor Person and Mosqueda with a private ceremony March 23 at her district office in Vacaville.

The announcement is part of the celebration of Women’s History Month, according to a Wolk press release.

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