2022 Recognition

Award of Distinction 

Recognizes outstanding contributions to CWC 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.

  • 2022 Individual Nominees: To Be Announced
  • 2022 Group Nominees: Compton Lives Matter – Winner

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.

  • 2022 Individual Nominees: To Be Announced  
  • 2022 Group Nominees: To Be Announced

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.

  • Disability Insurance Individual Nominees:  Jorge Corona – Winner
  • Disability Insurance  Group Nominees – Long Beach Training Team – Winner
  • Unemployment Insurance Individual Nominees:

Aaron Smith, Inland Empire

Kathy Holland, Inland Empire

Mark Pizano, Inland Empire – Winner

Sergio Yacopi

Nicole Troccoli, Inland Empire

  • Unemployment Insurance Group Nominees:

#006- Inglewood Training Team, Cabrillo Del Rio 

Retired Ann Group, Inland Empire

#006 Adjustment Unit, Los Angeles – Winner

#857 Ruling Team, Inland Empire

#857 Workload Team, Inland Empire

#857 Scheduling Team, Inland Empire

#017 Management Team, Orange Empire – Winner

#857 Senior Management Team, Inland Empire

#857 Management Team, Inland Empire – Winner

  • Workforce Services Individual Nominees:

Rocky Serrato, Puerto Del Sol

Elizabeth Medina Castro, Puerto Del Sol

Marcia Lizarraga, Puerto Del Sol – Winner

David Uyematsu, Los Angeles

Evelin Rios

  • Workforce Services Group: LA/South Bay Workshop Facilitation Team, Los Angeles – Winner
  • WS/UI Customer Services Group Fusion Award: RESEA/VCC Team, Los Angeles -Winner

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.

  • 2022 Individual Nominees: 

Dana Burks. Los Angeles – Winner

Emmanuel Eyo


  • 2022 Group Nominees: No Nominees

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.

  • 2022 Individual Nominees: To Be Announced

Employee Performance Awards:

Recognizes an individual or group who has gone above and beyond their assigned duties to provide outstanding service to the public through excellent performance. The Nominee must have demonstrated exceptional achievements that contributed to the smooth performance of operations through positive attitude, accuracy, representing the agency with the public, handling workload under unusual conditions, adaptability, initiative and dependability.

  • 2022 Disability Insurance Individual Nominees:

Christie Kim, Cabrillo Del Rio- Winner 

Susana Gonzalez, Orange Empire

Haydee Avila-Hernandez, Orange Empire – Winner

  • 2022 Disability Insurance Group Nominees: Long Beach Training Team- Winner
  • 2022 Unemployment Individual Nominees:

Sylvia Gentry-Henry, Los Angeles

Walter Ko, Silicon Valley Chapter

Bryanna Parra, Inland Empire

Jennifer Petratis, Inland Empire – Winner

Josie Ramos, Inland Empire

Moyna Wroten, Inland Empire -Winner

Unemployment Insurance Customer Service Group Nominee: Inglewood COV Testing Team- Winner

  • Workforce Services Individual Nominees:

Emmanuel Eyo, Los Angeles -Winner

Angelica Lizarraga, San Gabriel Valley

Linda Teems, Cabrillo Del Rio

Prince Reed Williams, Los Angeles – Winner

  • 2022  Workforce Service Group Nominees: Region 2 Executive Job Fair Committee- Winner

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.

  • 2022 Individual Nominees: No Nominees
  • 2022 Group Nominees: 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.

  • 2022 Individual Nominee: Fred Ruibal, Silicon Valley
Inspirational Award for inspiring leadership


  • Verletta ‘Val’ Moeller, Cabrillo Del Rio 
  • Raymond Cabrera, Inland Empire

2021 – 2022 Local Chapter Award Winners


Local Chapter
  • No Winners

Overall Chapter Award 
  • 2022 Overall Best Chapter : Los Angeles, Dinah White-President

Local Chapter Activities Awards
  • 2022 Small Chapter Award – Silicon Valley, Fred Ruibal-President
  • 2022 Medium Chapter – Los Angeles, Dinah White-President
  • 2022 Large Chapter –  Orange Empire, Abraham Saucedo-President

  • Local Chapter Overall Communication Award – No Winner 
  • Best Newsletter – Orange Peal


2022 Local Chapter Flyer of the Month Awards – To Be Announced

  • January – Los Compadres:  “Denims & Diamonds Gala”
  • February – San Gabriel Valley: “Statement of Qualifications, Part 1”
  • March – Silicon Valley: “We Are In It Together”
  • April – Puerto Del Sol: “Nearly Painless Zoom” Training 
  • May – Inland Empire: CWC Conference Cruise 
  • June – Puerto Del Sol: “A Look at Ableism”
  • July – Puerto Del Sol: “Returning to Work Outside the Home”
  • August – San Gabriel Valley: “Statement Of Qualifications”
  • September – Silicon Valley: “Nailing that Job Interview”
  • October – Los Angeles: “Work-Life-Balance”
  • November – Silicon Valley Chapter: “ Veterans Day Parade” 
  • December – Puerto Del Sol: “Disability In the Workplace”

Most Improved Chapter: Los Angeles, Dinah White-President

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