Berryessa Citizens Advisory Council Citizen of the Year Celebration
On March 10, Supervisor Cortese attended the Berryessa Citizens Advisory Council's Citizen of the Year celebration. Members and attendees enjoyed traditional dance performances and a presentation on the Potuguese culture. Berryessa Business Association President, Frank Cancilla, was honored as the association's Citizen of the Year.
Silicon Valley Kids Climate Club Presentation at Guadalupe River Park Conservancy
On March 5 & 6, Supervisor Cortese visited the Guadalupe River Park Conservancy and spoke to students about local government and how to reduce carbon footprint and become environmental superheroes. .
Westfield Oakridge Winter Walk for Seniors
On February 28, Supervisor Cortese joined Councilmembers Ash Kalra, Donald Rocha and Johnny Khamis, and dozens of seniors in the community for the 7th Annual Westfield Oakridge Winter Senior Walk and Resource Fair.
Board of Supervisors Meeting Honoring Gwen Ford
At the February 25 Board Meeting, Supervisor Cortese and the Board of Supervisors honored Gwen Ford for her many years of service as Executive Director of Project HIRED.
Willow Glen County Expressways Public Meeting
On February 24, Supervisor Cortese and the Willow Glen Neighborhood Association held a County Expressways Meeting at the Willow Glen Community Center to gather community input on the County's Expressway Plan 2040
Water Unit News Conference
On February 24, Supervisor Cortese held a press conference with Jessie Singh, President and CEO of BJS Global Inc., in Milpitas, CA to unveil new technology to combat drought. Powered by electricity, the BJS-300 removes moisture from the air and condenses it into pure, drinkable water. The moisture to drinking water technology is being used in countries around the world to ease water shortages caused by climate or natural disasters. Supervisor Cortese would like the County to explore its use in combatting the current drought and easing water shortages during emergencies.
Gapbusters News Conference
On February 19, Supervisor Cortese attended the Gapbusters bus tour stop press conference in San Jose. The Gapbusters tour was a three-day, seven stop tour that began Feb. 18 in San Diego, and ended Feb. 20 in Sacramento. Its primary focus was to highlight the uniquely powerful roles that early childhood education and care play in preparing California’s kids for school and closing the achievement gap.
Hsinchu Commission/Association of Northern California Chinese Schools New Years Art Exhibit Opening
On February 19, Supervisor Cortese joined the Santa Clara County/Hsinchu, Taiwan Sister County Commission and the Association of Northern California Chinese Schools in congratulating the Year of the Horse art contest winners. Winning art work will be displayed in the County Government Center (70 W. Hedding, San Jose) Breezeway from February 19th-28th.
Evergreen/East Valley Real Estate Marketing Group
On February 18th, Supervisor Cortese was the guest speaker at Evergreen/East Valley Real Estate Marketing Group's monthly meeting.
Wage Theft Ordinance Press Conference
At a news conference on Thursday, February 13, Supervisor Cortese said he will ask the County legal team to consider an ordinance to protect workers against “wage theft,” which is happening to low-wage earners in service industries across the nation and in Santa Clara County. Supervisor Cortese’s request will be reviewed by the Board of Supervisors at the February 25 Board of Supervisors meeting.
VACNORCAL Lunar New Year Flag Raising
On Sunday, February 2, Supervisor Dave Cortese and VACNORCAL held a Lunar New Year Flag Raising Ceremony at the County Government Center. Supervisor Cortese was accompanied by his wife Pattie and presented a resolution on behalf of the Board of Supervisors to VACNORCAL.
On Saturday, February 1, Supervisor Dave Cortese joined thousands in celebration the Lunar New Year at the Tet Festival held at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds. Supervisor Cortese was glad to have been a co-sponsor of this festival, which featured live music and cultural performances, a resource fair, games for kids, and much more.
Teen Challenge Dedication
On January 30, Supervisor Dave Cortese joined over 50 supporters at Teen Challenge Alum Rock Women and Children’s Center of San Jose's dedication ceremony. The center received a kitchen and 5 bath remodel thanks to support from HomeAid Northern California and builder captains Brookfield Residential and Standard Pacific Homes.
Canoas Garden Neighborhood Association Meeting
On January 28, Supervisor Dave Cortese spoke with neighbors at the Canoas Garden Neighborhood Association's Annual Meeting.
Martin Luther King Jr. Association of Santa Clara Valley's Freedom Train
On Monday, January 20, Supervisor Cortese welcomed hundreds of passengers boarding the 30th Annual Freedom Train to San Francisco to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. Click here to view more photos from the Freedom Train.
South Bay Mentoring Coalition Mentoring Conference
On Saturday, January 25, Supervisor Cortese and the South Bay Mentoring Coalition hosted a Mentoring Conference at the County Government Center. Over 100 residents interested in becoming mentors to youth in Santa Clara County attended the conference, and gained valuable information about what it takes to become a mentor. We were fortunate to have had Will Lopez of Homeboy Industries as our keynote speaker. Click here to find out more about the South Bay Mentoring Coalition.
San Jose Taiwan Sister City Association Meeting
Santa Clara County Supervisor Dave Cortese attended a meeting of the San Jose Taiwan Sister City Association on Saturday, January 18, at the Taiwanese American Center in San Jose. The organization will be part of the 58th annual Sister City International Conference in San Jose from July 31 to August 1, 2014. San Jose and Tainan City have been sister cities for 37 years. Click here to view the news article in the Epoch Times (Chinese).