“I was surprised and thrilled to receive this special award. We do volunteer work for the greater good, but it is especially nice to be recognized for community work that was both enjoyable and rewarding.” When Vicki Daly Redholtz found out she was one of the Sheros to be honored by State Senator Curren Price this year, she told Crossroads that it was a surprise. “I had no idea I was even nominated until I received the letter of congratulations.”
When Price was a member of the Assembly representing the 51st District, he recognized that some of the hardest working members of a community are women, and in response, created the SHeroes event, which honors extraordinary women in his district.
In 2007 and 2008, he selected 51 SHeroes to honor in his Assembly district. In May 2009, he was elected to the California Senate to represent the 26th district. In 2009, he decided to honor his former District, the 51st Assembly District, and his current District, the 26th Senate District. There were 25 SHeroes selected from the 51st AD and 26 from the 26th SD with one special woman, Loretta Jones of Healthy African American Families, II, receiving the Rose Award.
2010, he selected 26 SHeroes from the 26th Senate District. At the banquet, Speaker Emeritus Assemblywoman Karen Bass gave the official welcome. Congresswoman Diane Watson was the recipient of the Rose Award for extraordinary service to the community.
To arrive at his list of SHeroes, Senator Price solicits nominations from his former SHeroes, from local elected officials, chambers of commerce, neighborhood councils, homeowners associations and the communities of his district, at large. These women have demonstrated leadership, pride, volunteerism and commitment to their community in a remarkable manner.
In addition to her years of service on the Parks and Recreation Commission, Vicki is also known for her work on the Boneyard (Dog Park).
Other Culver City women getting the Shero Award this year include Tricia Cochee and Khin Khin Gyi, and our congratulations goes out to all of them.