Award of Distinction 

Recognizes outstanding contributions to CA Chapter or to workforce development programs. The recipient(s) must be from the private sector or a non-governmental, non-profit organization and not employed by a workforce development entity.

  • Individual Distinction Awardee – Senator Archuleta
  • Group: No Nominees

Meritorious Award:

Recognizes outstanding service or achievement beyond normal expectations or job requirements that benefit CWC and the workforce development field. Nominees demonstrated individual initiative and creativity outside of their job responsibilities.

  • Individual Nominees:
    • Awardee – Fred Ruibal – Tied
    • Awardee – Arlene Bautista – Tied
  •  Group: No Nominees
  • Special Award for Leadership:  Awardee: Tam Grandflor

Customer Service Award:

Recognizes exceptional service to customers served throughout the workforce system including, but not limited to work with job seekers, UI claimants, businesses, schools, and vocational rehabilitation, people with disabilities, former felons, co-workers, youths, welfare recipients, and job training participants.

  • Individual Nominees:
    • Awardee: Paula Duarte
    • Liliana Benjarano
  • Group Nominees: 
    • Awardees: Rancho Diminquez Summer Youth Program Unit:  Cecilia Gutierrez, Vicky Munoz, Jasmin Martinez, Joe Gaxiola, Tyrone Carroll Jr., Alex Lares, Lauren Williams, Alexis Carter, and Jacqueline Gomez

UIB Riverside: Trianna Hunter, Jennie Vasquez, Kelly Norwood, Mega Rivera, Monique Tirado-Price, Juanita Ahumada, Jacinda Peyer, Cheryl Wiese, Yvonne Croil, and Roderick Shackelford

Services to Veterans Award:

Recognizes those who have done the most to assist veterans and promote interest in their rights in the workplace. In addition, it recognizes an outstanding, innovative program or awareness and promotion of veterans’ interests and rights in the workforce.

  • Individual Nominees:
    • Awardee – Emmqnuel Eyo – Tied
    • Awardee – Andres Massol – Tied
  • Group Nominees:
    • Awardees: 042 Veterans Group; Stephen Springer, Christopher Wolff and Frank Fletcher

Retiree Award:

Recognizes a retiree who has shown continued outstanding commitment to the association’s objectives following retirement. Nominees should have demonstrated exceptional accomplishments in advancing CWC objectives, e.g. leadership on a board, committee or initiative group (not restricted to CWC, participation in educational, membership, communication, fund-raising or legislative activities; mentoring chapter leaders and/ or participation that advances the member’s local community.

  • Individual: No Nominees

Fostering Partnerships Award:

Recognizes individuals or groups who have demonstrated diligent efforts to partner with EDD and or the CWC; while collaboratively delivering valuable and innovative services to meet the evolving needs of members, employers, workers, and job seekers.

  • Individual: No Nominees
  • Group: No Nominees

Toll Trust:

The Toll Trust Award was established to present an annual award to a California member whose activities or accomplishments contribute most to the advancement of CWC activities and are exclusive of job performance. Nominees must be members during the prior year and at the time the award is presented. Accomplishments may span a period before the calendar year, but must be continuous into the previous calendar year.

  • Individual: No Nominees

2019-2020 Local Chapter Award Winners


Local Chapter
  • Small Chapter-  None
  • Medium Chapter – Tied – Cabrillo del Rio and San Gabriel Valley
    • Honorable Mention – Fresno
  • Large Chapter – Inland Empire
    •  Honorable Mention – Orange Empire

Overall Chapter Award 
  • Overall Winner – Orange Empire 
    • Honorable Mention- Inland Empire

Local Chapter Activities Awards
  • Small Chapter – East Bay
    • Honorable Mention  – None
  • Medium Chapter – Cabrillo del Rio   
    • Honorable Mention – San Gabriel Valley
  • Large Chapter – Orange Empire 
    • Honorable Mention – Inland Empire

  • Local Chapter Overall Communication Award – Orange Empire for Website, Newsletter and Flyers
  • Best Newsletter – Orange Empire


Local Chapter Flyer of the Month Awards

  • January: Orange Empire – 6 Steps for Reinventing Yourself
    • Honorable Mention: Sacramento – Charity Drive for the Children’s Receiving Home of Sacramento
  • Feb/March: Sacramento – Cup’A Joe Coffee Drive
  • June: Inland Empire – Annual Family Picnic
  • July: Fresno – Executive Leadership Team Officer Training
  • August: Orange Empire – Earthquake Preparedness

Most Improved Chapter:
  • East Bay Chapter

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