Assemblymember Christine Kehoe names Carolyn Chase Woman of the Year

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n a ceremony on Monday, March 15th at the State Capitol, Assemblymember Christine Kehoe (D-San Diego) honored Carolyn Chase as the 76th Assembly District's “Woman of the Year.” The ceremony was held to recognize an exemplary California woman from each Assembly district in the state.

    “Carolyn is an inspirational leader with a long history of accomplishments,” Kehoe said. “I am pleased to pay tribute to such a talented and dedicated constituent. Carolyn Chase is a dedicated environmentalist. She has proven leadership with the Sierra Club, Earth Day, and comprehensive land use planning. She works tirelessly to educate people on how they can live in a more environmentally friendly manner.”

    “Carolyn has that rare combination of compassion and competence that makes her an extraordinary role model for young people,” Kehoe added. “She gives selflessly to her community and her entire city. Carolyn has truly made a real difference in our lives.”

    The ceremony for “Woman of the Year” was the centerpiece of a day-long celebration that included a morning reception and luncheon with all the legislators and each of their Women of the Year selections.

    Carolyn is currently editor of San Diego Earth Times, a member of the San Diego Planning Commission, Chair of the mayor's Environmental Advisory Board, Chair of the Political Committee of the San Diego Chapter of the Sierra Club, a member of SANDAG's Regional Comprehensive Plan Stakeholders' Working Group and the County's General Plan 2020 Interest Group, cofounder and CEO of San Diego EarthWorks, organizer for EarthFair 2004, and a columnist for the Daily Transcript.