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Palo Alto-Stanford Citizen Corps Council Honors Emergency Prep Volunteers

Palo Alto-Stanford Citizen Corps Council Honors Emergency Prep Volunteers

The Palo Alto Office of Emergency Services (OES) and Stanford Citizen Corps Council will host its eighth annual Community Partnership Awards ceremony, keynote and reception on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at the Mitchell Park Community Center, El Palo Alto Room.  The reception begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by the 7 p.m. event that the public is invited to attend. A free gift will be handed out to the first 100 attendees. 

This year’s outstanding Emergency Service Volunteer recipients include three individuals, a Stanford program, and a local institution- all working toward the common goal to help ensure the community is safer and better prepared for emergencies: 

  • Sharon Elliot – Emergency Service Volunteer, Neighborhood Preparedness Coordinator, Adobe Meadow    
  • Al Dorsky – Emergency Service Volunteer, Training instructor, and CERT member
  • Amy Yang – Organizer Emergency Preparedness Faire
  • Palo Alto Jewish Community Center (JCC)
  • Stanford “Stop the Bleed” 

The event will include an informative and timely keynote address entitled, “It Could Happen Here” following the awards. The featured speaker will be Christopher Godley, Emergency Services Director, Sonoma County. 

Palo Alto City Manager, Ed Shikada, will deliver opening remarks at the ceremony and Police Chief, Robert Jonsen, will deliver closing remarks. Director of Emergency Services Ken Dueker will preside over the event. 

Last Updated: January 10, 2019