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Rio Linda’s Jason Green Named Sac County Hero of Human Service

The Heroes of Human Service Awards recognition was created to honor those who have touched the lives of others through their advocacy, dedication, service and support throughout Sacramento County.

On Tuesday, November 5, the Board of Supervisors recognized and awarded “Human Service Awards” to heroes in their districts. 

Jason Green, the President of the Rio Linda Elverta Historical Society and Rio Linda Elverta Community Water District board member was honored by District Supervisor Sue Frost.

The resolution reads as follows:

WHEREAS, the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors and Human Service Coordinating Council have partnered to select HEROES OF HUMAN SERVICE in Sacramento County to honor those individuals who have touched the lives of others through advocacy, service and support;

and WHEREAS, too often, the efforts of those who are committed to improving the lives of fellow residents go unnoticed so it is the hope that this recognition will serve as a confirmation of appreciation for all they do; and WHEREAS, JASON GREEN is being recognized as a Hero of Human Service by Sue Frost for service to the citizens of Sacramento County as President and longtime volunteer for the Rio Linda Elverta Historical Society;

and WHEREAS, JASON GREEN is also active in the Rio Linda Grange and serves on the Board of Directors for the community water district;

and WHEREAS, JASON GREEN has volunteered his time and expertise as an electrician acquiring light fixtures and installing them at the Dry Creek Ranch Haase, at the Rio Linda Grange Hall, the Rio Linda Elverta Food Closet as well as at the Fire House Museum;

and WHEREAS, JASON GREEN assists the American Legion with their annual swap meet and car show; and WHEREAS, JASON GREEN was instrumental in starting the pumpkin patch at the Rio Linda Grange which evolved into the community growing giant pumpkins and entering them into the Elk Grove Pumpkin Festival and the First Growers Forum;

and NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Supervisors of the County of Sacramento, State of California, hereby extends its sincere appreciation to JASON GREEN for serving as an exemplary role model for both young and old by giving of his time to organizations that improve the lives of others in Sacramento County and beyond, thus improving the quality of life we all enjoy in Sacramento County.

Other Awardees:
District 1 – Phil Serna

  • ​Dr. Michéle Evans and Dr. Dorothy Wilborn – Kaiser Permanente Child Abuse Services and Prevention
  • Melissa Tafoya – Rock Steady Boxing

District 2 – Patrick Kennedy

  • Peggy Delgado Fava – Bridge Network
  • Golden Rule Services

District 3 – Susan Peters

  • Carol Watts – National Night Out
  • Marilyn Koenig – Friends of Survival
  • Dorothy Cabodi – Orangevale Woman’s Club

District 4 – Sue Frost

  • Judi Alexander – HART of Folsom
  • Jason Green – Rio Linda Elverta Historical Society
  • Rick Edwards – Papa Steve Football Fundamentals Camp

District 5 – Don Nottoli

  • Dr. Bhavin Parikh – Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry
  • Glenda Bliss – First Call Hospice
  • Brenda Lampela – City of Refuge – Women’s Safe House in Oak Park
  • Odette Crawford – Sacramento County (CASA)

Nominations were considered in categories of:

  • Social work
  • Mental health care
  • Dependent care
  • Job training
  • Shelter services
  • Health programs
  • Mentoring
  • Financial assistance
  • After school programs
  • Nutrition services
  • Substance abuse services
  • Legal and criminal justice services
  • Recreation services

A person/group could be nominated for extraordinary efforts exhibited by commitment, dedication and dependability over a period of time OR a person/group may be nominated for a one-time specific situation or incident that exhibited extraordinary effort. 
All nominees demonstrated a commitment to human services through efforts to provide residents of Sacramento County with the resources, services, supports, or opportunities needed to enhance quality of life and social functioning.​

Congratulations to all the 2019 awardees.

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