Senator Gaines Honors Lisa Montes as 1st Senate District 2012 Woman of the Year
Orangevale resident Lisa Montes has given back to the community for more than 20 years.
ORANGEVALE – Senator Ted Gaines (R-Rocklin) honored Lisa Montes of Orangevale as the 2012 Woman of the Year for the 1st Senate District during a Town Hall Meeting in Orangevale Tuesday night. Montes, Orangevale’s former Honorary Mayor, has been involved in the community and local business for more than 20 years.
“Lisa has given of her time and resources to enhance the quality of life for those in the Orangevale community and I deeply appreciate her hard work to make California a better place,” said Gaines. “Lisa embodies the meaning of service to her fellow citizens and she is most deserving of this honor.”
In addition to serving as the Honorary Mayor of Orangevale, Montes has shared her leadership and counsel with numerous organizations and endeavors, including the March of Dimes Walk America, Girls Scouts of America, and has held a multitude of positions within the Girls Fastpitch Softball, Orangevale Girls Softball and Golden Empire Girls Softball. She is also the founder of the Orangevale Juniorettes and the Junior Honorary Mayor program and has served as chair of multiple community events such as the annual Pow Wow Days. Montes actively serves as a member of the Orangevale Chamber of Commerce, Women’s Club of Orangevale, Orangevale Food Bank and Orangevale Grange.
“I am humbled and honored to receive this wonderful award from Senator Gaines,” said Montes. “I have supported the Senator’s events and efforts in Orangevale and we are very lucky to have his leadership, personal commitment and representation in the Senate. I have truly enjoyed every minute of my involvement and dedication within the community and am thankful for this recognition.” Held annually, the “Woman of the Year” award celebrates California’s extraordinary women.
Started at the State Capitol in 1987 to help commemorate Women’s History Month, the remarkable contributions of women who improve the lives in their communities are recognized. Each woman honored has given of herself in significant ways in order to make her home a better place to live.
Senator Ted Gaines represents the 1st Senate District, which includes all or parts of Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, Lassen, Modoc, Mono, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento and Sierra counties.