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March 19th, 2009 by Temple City Tribune
State Sen. Carol Liu on March 20, 2009 will honor five “Women of the Year” for outstanding accomplishments in the 21st Senate District.
“I am pleased to celebrate these remarkable women,” said Liu, D-La Cañada Flintridge. “Each of them deserves special recognition for the ways in which they contribute to the community.”
The state Senate each year asks Senators to pick Women of the Year in their Districts during March, which is Women’s History Month. Liu represents nearly 850,000 people in the 21st Senate District, which includes Burbank, Glendale, Pasadena, La Cañada Flintridge, San Gabriel, Temple City, and several City of Los Angeles communities.
The honorees are:
• Georgia Holloway, Pasadena. Georgia has worked and advocated on behalf of low income and other people in need in the community for more than 50 years and has never been paid for her services. Among her good works, every Thanksgiving and Christmas, she provides free food baskets for more than 400 families.
• Marcia Amoroso, Burbank. Marcia is President and Owner of Escrows Inc. She is active on many civic boards including the Burbank Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, and in a variety of community programs including the Burbank Temporary Aid Center food drives.
• Mercy Velazquez, Glendale. Mercy is co-founder and Vice President of Velazquez & Associates, CPAs & Financial Planners in Glendale. She is active with the Glendale Kiwanis Club and Glendale Latino Association, Director of the Glendale Association for the Retarded, and a past President of the Montrose-Verdugo Chamber of Commerce.
• Netty Carr, Atwater Village. Netty is the Co-founder and current Co-President of the nonprofit Friends of Atwater Village, which focuses on beautification, the environment, green space, historic preservation, and improvement of the Los Angeles River.
• Rachel Chen, Temple City. Rachel has served as President of the Chinese Parents Association for the Disabled since 1997 and she is co-director of Community Parents Resource – Reach Out to Latino and Chinese Families, a federal Department of Education program. She is the mother of a high-functioning autistic young man who is a UCLA Extension Pathway student.