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.

  • 2021 Individual Nominees: No Nominees
  • 2021 Group Nominees: 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.

  • 2021 Individual Nominees:
    • Elizabeth Boam, Sacramento
    • Susana Gonzalez, Orange Empire
    • Verletta ‘Val’ Moeller, Cabrillo Del Rio
  • 2021 Group Nominees: No Nominees

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.

  • 2021 Individual Nominees:
    • Jose Castaneda, DI Sacramento
    • Kelly Anderson, DI Sacrmento
    • Smyhas  ‘Lisa” Syt, DI Orange Empire
    • Aldilene Hernandez, UI Inland Empire
    • Dominiques Grenmalm, WS Cabrillo Del Rio
  • 2021 Group Nominees: 
    • DI Field OperationsDivision: Julie Dingle, Mateo Manegdeg, Hoi, Ki Tsui, Larry Walton, Erica Pena, Yolanda Kennedy & Kamrynn Smith (Orange Empire)
    • FACD Operations & Strategic Planning Group: Mindy Walker, Patrick Boles, Scott Barbu, David Cornwell, Taunya McCater, Tiffany Ogundario, Michelle Segoviano, Gabriel Silva & Chris Ysao (Sacramento)
    • Information Technology Branch: Mahendra Malliwal, DAn Wheat, Llicena Eliott, Kathleen Twomey, Jeff Mullen, Nacy Celeste, Hun Le, Steven Yee & Jay Cui (Sacramento)
    • Buena Park Appeals Group: Eva Gutierrez, Hu Le, Josine Cabanting, Shei Wei Lee, Sandra Lua, Vivian Portillo, Claudia Rutherford, Anna Saude, Jacqueline Sims, Carmen Tassi, Jennifer Team, Joannie Wang, & Chong Ying Xiang (Loa Angeles)
    • Inglewood Rapid Response Team: Irene Preciaso, Frank Capitulo, Vahe Yeghiayan, Mia Gist, Maritza Osirio, Francisco Lindaya, Marco Martinez, Farrah Pleasant, Yesenia Olvera & Sabdra Rosete (Los Angeles)

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.

  • 2021 Individual Nominees: To Be Announced June 12, 2021
  • 2021 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.

  • 2021 Individual Nominees: To Be Announced June 12, 2021

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.
  • 2021 Individual Nominees: 
    • Virginia Vallee, DI Los Angeles
    • Susana Gonzalez, DI Orange Empire
    • Melissa Lauritzen. Sacramento
    • Chris McGann, UI Inland Empire
    • Elizabeth Boam, Sacramento
    • Jacquueline Gomez, WS Los Angeles
    • Dinah White, WS Los Angeles
    • Alexis Carter, WS Los Angles
    • Helen Cabrera, Los Angeles


  • 2021 Group Nominees:
    • San Bernadino DI Office: John Szeibert, Kim Lincoln-Hawkins, Maria Montejano, Sharon Gutierrez, Mtoya Terrell, Zaiada Mota & Delise Mendoza  (Inland Empire)
    • Sacrmento DI Training Team: Barabara Ramirez, Melissa Lauritzen, Cheryl Tucker, Shannon Brown, Miriam Gonzalez, Michael Cottle, Kelly Anderson, Luigi Bertini & Alez Poe (Sacramento)
    • DIR/DAS Interagency Volunteer Group: Cristen Harrington, Ellen Spakel, Susan Babirye, Carlos Medrano, Oluchi Iwuoha, Puniloa Chavira, Jennifer Vargas, Ranai Brown, Adria Galbreath-Baker, Rhiannon Rodgers, Joe Expiriitu, Kao Saetern, Carrie Stanonis, Adriana Salmoran & Amelia Meza (Los Angeles)
    • Inglewood Onboarding Team:  L0randa Cutrer, Abel Monreal, Irene Preciado, Fredrick Warren, Linda Phu, Nadia Moreno, Chris McGann, Helen Estella, Mia Gist, Sharonda Grimmit, Jing Morse, Annette Herrera, Janet Alexander, Charles Freeman, Faraz Aqil, Shanetta Johnson, La Tresa Kidd, Francisco Huerta, Francisco Lindaya, Pam Norris, Marita Osorio, Franscisco Capitulo, Ceneal Croxton, Rene Almaraz, Pleshette Burrell, Rina Carr, Luis Chavez, Eliza Euwing, Mark Fang, Doreen Goldsmith, Dionisio, Ople, Tracie Pons, Lisa Shaw, Maria Shintani, Delores Vargas, Vahe, Yeghianyan and Kim Ward (Los Angeles)

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.

  • 2021 Individual Nominees: No Nominees
  • 2021 Group Nominees: To Be Announced June 12, 2021

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.

  • 2021 Individual Nominees: To Be Annouced June 12, 2012

2020 – 2021 Local Chapter Award Winners


Local Chapter
  • Small Chapter – To Be Announced June 12, 2021
  • Medium Chapter – To Be Announced June 12, 2021
    • Honorable Mention – To Be Announced June 12, 2021
  • Large Chapter – To Be Announced June 12, 2021
    •  Honorable Mention – To Be Announced June 12, 2021

Overall Chapter Award 
  • Overall Winner -To Be Announced June 12, 2021
    • Honorable Mention- To Be Announced June 12, 2021

Local Chapter Activities Awards
  • Small Chapter – To Be Announced June 12, 2021  
    • Honorable Mention  – To Be Announced June 12, 2021
  • Medium Chapter – To Be Announced June 12, 2021
    • Honorable Mention – To Be Announced June 12, 2021
  • Large Chapter – To Be Announced June 12, 2021
    • Honorable Mention – To Be Announced June 12, 2021

  • Local Chapter Overall Communication Award – To Be Announced June 12, 2021 
  • Best Newsletter – To Be Announced June 12, 2021


Local Chapter Flyer of the Month Awards – To Be Announced June 12, 2021

Most Improved Chapter:
  • To Be Announced June 12, 2021

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