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Awards and Recognition

​AGNEWS DEVELOPMENT CENTER
Certificate of gratitude from the families and residents of Agnews Development Center
December 23, 2005

AHMADIYYA MUSLIM COMMUNITY
In recognition of outstanding leadership

ALUM ROCK COUNSELING CENTER
Super Role Model Award
March 27, 2018

AMERICAN LEGION NORTHSIDE POST 858
For participating and supporting the event, "Salute to the World War II Veterans"
September 7, 2013

ASSOCIATION OF RETIRED SAN JOSE POLICE OFFICERS & FIREFIGHTERS
In appreciation of support
2001

BERRYESSA CITIZENS ADVISORY COUNCIL
Citizen of the Year
2010

BOARD OF DIRECTOR OF THE CONFERENCE ON CHAMPA
Appreciation for support and contributions at the opening ceremony of the Conference on Champa
July 8, 2007

BOLD STEPS FOR CHILDREN AWARD
2015

BOLD STEPS FOR CHILDREN AWARD
2018

CAIR-COUNCIL ON AMERICAN-ISLAMIC RELATIONS
Bridge Building Award
"In recognition of passion, energy, and generosity of spirit in promoting greater awareness and goodwill among all communities"
September 9, 2006

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE OF UNITED LATIN AMERICAN CITIZENS
Dedication Vision Advocacy Award
In appreciation for service and dedication to the Latino people
August 6, 2016

CERTIFICATE OF SPECIAL CONGRESSIONAL RECOGNITION
In recognition of being awarded the Silicon Valley Asian Pacific American Democratic Club's Legislator of the Year Award

CESAR E. CHAVEZ
Sí Se Puede Award
2012

CITY COLLEGE SAN JOSE
Friend of the College
May 22, 2008

CITY OF SAN JOSE FIRE DEPARTMENT
Support of the San Jose Fire Department

CITY OF SAN JOSE YOUTH COMMISSION
Certificate of Appreciation
For outstanding support and contribution
June 26, 2006

CHILDREN MOON FESTIVAL
In appreciation of support for the success of the 25th Children Moon Festival in San Jose
September 10, 2016

CHURCH SPORTS INTERNATIONAL
Presented by the CSI Board to express its deep appreciation for Bronze sponsorship of the CSI Benefit Gold Tournament
September 15, 2003

COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD
Grand Marshal – Rose, White & Blue Parade
July 4, 2017

COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD
In recognition and appreciation of the many years of dedication and outstanding service to the citizens of greater Santa Clara County
2018

CULTURAL INITIATIVES SILICON VALLEY
2006 Honor Roll
In recognition and appreciation of valuable contributions to Silicon Valley's cultural vitality
2006

DEPENDENCY ADVOCACY CENTER
Distinguished Advocate
2013

EAST BAY LEADERSHIP FOUNDATION
For making a difference in the lives of Bay Area students
In appreciation of support of the East Bay Leadership Foundation.

EVERGREEN BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION
Member Recognition

EAST SIDE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION
The Friend of Education Award
In recognition of actions and deeds in holding teachers and the advocacy of teaching as the highest priority while actively working to enhance the effectiveness of public education
January 24, 2001

EAST SIDE UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT
Board of Trustees Award
Recognition of Excellence in Leadership
Making a difference for the students of the East Side Union High School District
2001

EMPOWER AND EXCEL
For honoring volunteers
April 22, 2017

EVERGREEN BALVIHAR
Guest of Honor, Fifth Annual Gala of the Arts
2005

EVERGREEN PTA
Evergreen Parent Teacher Association
Council Honorary Service Award for dedicated service to the Evergreen Community
2001-2002

FIRST 5 SANTA CLARA COUNTY
Certificate of Recognition
For making young children the highest priority
November 2, 2007

FRIENDS OF EVERGREEN LIBRARY
Excellence Award for untiring efforts in support of literacy and community literary services
January 13, 2002

HISPANIC ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS AND AFFILIATES
Certificate of Appreciation
For outstanding active forum participation
February 6, 2006, San Jose City Hall

HISTORY SAN JOSE
Pacific Hotel Gallery at History Park
For support of "Valley of Heart's Delight"
From Orchards To Suburbs in Santa Clara Valley
August 21, 2001 – June 15, 2002

INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF GURMAT STUDIES, INC.
For outstanding support of Sikh community
2008

ITALIAN AMERICAN HERITAGE FOUNDATION
Appreciation Award for service as a Director
2002-2006

LE HQI PHAT DN TRUYEN THONG DAN GIAN
In recognition and appreciation of contribution and strong support
May 26, 2007

League of United Latin American Citizens
Social Justice Award
2008

LIÊN ĐOÀN HƯỚNG VIỆT
In appreciation for support and dedication in caring for the troops over several years
September 2010

MARTIAL ARTS FEDERATION
Certificate of Appreciation from Founder & President Grand Mason Victor Duc Phan

MEASURE B HIGHWAY PROJECT
Participation in Groundbreaking Ceremonies
"Break the Bottleneck" I-880 Widening, July 19, 2001, U.S. 101 Widening, August 17, 2001
"Unknot Traffic on Local Streets" Route 85/87 Interchange, September 6, 2001

METROPOLITAN EDUCATION DISTRICT
In recognition for being the Key Note Speaker at Central County Occupational Center's 37th Annual Student Awards Ceremony
2006

NAACP
Legislator of the Year Award
For efforts on behalf of the residents of Silicon Valley San Jose/Silicon Valley Branch
2004

NAACP
Willie Brown Jr. Legislator of the Year Award
2014

NAACP
A+ Grade for outstanding commitment to workers' rights, educational, social and economic equality for all in Silicon Valley
May 1, 2008

OUR CITY FOREST
People and Trees Award
For outstanding tree planting and tree care endeavors to restore the environment, create a greater sense of community and enhance the quality of life for all San Jose area residents

PARENTS HELPING PARENTS
Building Bright Futures Award
For creating inclusive play spaces for children with special needs and an inpatient psychiatric facility for youth in crisis in Santa Clara County
2018

PACT-PEOPLE ACTING IN COMMUNITY TOGETHER
Recognition for Participation
Immigration Vigil
May 1, 2007

REBUILDING TOGETHER
Partnership recognition with Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley
April 2003, April 2004, April 2006

REBUILDING TOGETHER
In Appreciation of Generous Support

ROTACARE BAY AREA INC. FREE MEDICAL CLINICS
RotaCare Persistence Plaque
In recognition of persistent support of Rota Care Bay Area Inc. Free Medical Clinics
2017

ROTARY INTERNATIONAL
Appreciation for serving as President, San Jose Rotary East
1989-1990

ROTARY INTERNATIONAL
Certificate of Appreciation
For outstanding and dedicated Service
Rotary Club of East San Jose
1998-99

SAMOAN COMMUNITY
Certificate of Appreciation
June 1, 2002

SAN JOSE CITY COLLEGE
Friend of the College Award
Speaker, 2008 Commencement

SAN JOSE MOOSE LODGE
Community Service Award
San Jose Moose Family Center No. 401
March 18, 2006

SAN JOSE POLICE-EAST SIDE UNION HIGH SCHOOL BOARD
Certificate of Recognition
Operation Safe Campus
May 13, 2000

SAN JOSE SPORTS AUTHORITY
In appreciation for service, leadership, and dedication to the San Jose Sports Authority Board of Directors
2003-2008

SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY
Certificate of Appreciation
School of Journalism & Mass Communications

SANTA CLARA COUNTY CITIES ASSOCIATION
Certificate of Appreciation for service as President
In recognition of dedicated public service and contributions to public policy for the good of the 15 Cities of our County and the people we serve
December 8, 2005

SANTA CLARA COUNTY CITIES ASSOCIATION
For service as President
2005

SANTA CLARA COUNTY DEMOCRATIC CLUB
Distinguished Legislator Award
Recognized for:

  • Affordable Housing – Spearheaded successful bond measure to build thousand of housing units
  • Homelessness – Created All the Way Home Program for veterans
  • Immigration – Established County Office of Immigrant Relations to protect immigrants' rights
  • Climate – Formed Coalition to Promote Conservation and Alternate Energy Sources

December 8, 2017

SANTA CLARA COUNTY DEMOCRATIC CLUB
For leadership and service to the community
August 15, 2015

SANTA CLARA COUNTY MENTAL HEALTH BOARD
SANTA CLARA COUNTY MENTAL HEALTH DEPARTMENT
Elected Official Hero Award
In appreciation for the contributions in improving the quality of life for Santa Clara County residents
May 29, 2013

SILICON VALLEY CLEAN ENERGY
One year of carbon-free power
April 2018

SIREN
Policy Advocate for Immigrant Rights Award
For contributing to the advancement of immigrant rights
May 23, 2013

SONS IN RETIREMENT
Certificate of grateful appreciation of service
March 17, 2003

SONS OF SICILY
Appreciation for Service
1992 – 1993

SOUTH BAY ISLAMIC ASSOCIATION
In recognition of dedicated community service, promotion of multi-cultural understanding and friendship to the Bay Area Muslim community
October 2007

TAY SON BINH DINH ASSOCIATION IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
Commitment to excellence
January 12th, 2009

THE NATIONAL HISPANIC UNIVERSITY
Sí Se Puede Award
California LULAC Young Adults Civil Rights Summit
March 25, 2006

THE ROTARY FOUNDATION OF ROTARY INTERNATIONAL
Recognition as a Paul Harris Fellow
In appreciation of tangible and significant assistance given for the furtherance of better understanding and friendly relations among peoples of the world

THE VIETNAMESE PARENTS OF THE EAST SIDE UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT
Acknowledgement for continuing support in the educational process of our students
February 27, 1993

THU DUC OFFICERS OF REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM ARMED FORCES INC
Certificate of Appreciation
In gratitude of selfless dedication to the Vietnamese-American Community of Northern California and in honoring the Republic of Vietnam's Armed Forces Day
June 2004, June 2005

TRI-COUNTY APARTMENT ASSOCIATION
Board of Directors
1998-2000

UNITED NEIGHBORHOODS OF SANTA CLARA COUNTY
For demonstrating outstanding dedication to constituents and the Santa Clara County Community
October 12, 2002

UNITED STATES CONGRESS
Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition
In recognition of outstanding and invaluable service to the community
Anna G. Eshoo, Member of Congress
September 9, 2006

VETERANS SUPPORTIVE SERVICES AGENCY, INC.
Community Hero Award
For spearheading a mission rescuing homeless veterans
September 30, 2017

VETERANS SUPPORTIVE SERVICES AGENCY, INC.
2nd Annual Heroes Award
For performing above and beyond the call of duty in helping veterans and families
September 15, 2012

VIETNAMESE-AMERICAN COMMUNITY OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
Certificate of Appreciation, Recognition as Defender of Freedom and Democracy
May 17, 2005

VIETNAMESE-AMERICAN COMMUNITY OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
For demonstrating great leadership through community service and for elevating the Vietnamese Heritage and Freedom Flag as the official symbol of the Vietnamese-American community of Santa Clara County.

VIETNAMESE-AMERICAN COMMUNITY OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
In recognition of outstanding achievement and tireless efforts
January 12, 2009

VIETNAMESE-AMERICAN COMMUNITY OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
VIETNAMESE-AMERICAN VOLUNTEERS WOMEN'S ASSOCIATION OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

Certificate of Appreciation
In gratitude for unwavering commitment and dedication to the Vietnamese American community and our causes
June 19, 2005 – Thanh Le, Executive Director VAVWANC

VOVINAM VIET VO DAO
Certificate of Appreciation
"For outstanding support and contribution to the Vietnamese American Community"
December 21, 2006

VOVINAM VIET VO DAO
Certificate of Appreciation
In appreciation for the participation and support for the success of the 20th Moon Festival in San Jose
September 10, 2011

WEST COAST AQUATICS
A lifetime Honorary Member for dedication to the youth of the San Jose community
September 18, 2006

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