Alameda’s Community Service Awards Now on its Fifth Year




October 22, 2018




Ana Bagtas, Community Development



Alameda’s Community Service Awards Now on its Fifth Year


Join Mayor Trish Herrera Spencer and the City of Alameda’s Social Service Human Relations Board for an evening reception honoring the extraordinary contributions of individuals, businesses, and nonprofits.


What: 2018 Community Service Awards

When: Thursday, November 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Where: Elks Lodge, 2255 Santa Clara Avenue


This event is open to the public and is free of charge. Light dinner will be served. Reserve your seat by Friday, November 2, by going to:


Each year, Alameda’s best citizens are recognized for their dedication to community service and the advancement of our island. The Community Service Awards is now on its fifth year honoring outstanding Alamedans for making our city the best place to grow, learn, live, play, and prosper. Congratulations to the following recipients of the 2018 Community Service Awards:


·         Joanne Robinson –  Jim Franz Lifetime Achievement Community Service Award

·         Jerry Juhala –  Volunteer of the Year Community Service Award

·         Linda Juhala - Individual Community Service Award

·         John Knox White – Individual Community Service Award

·         John Jacobs –  Business Person Community Service Award

·         Kent Rosenblum –  Business Person Community Service Award (Posthumously)

·         Kari Thompson –  Nonprofit Board Member Community Service Award

·         Alameda Food Bank –  Nonprofit Organization Community Service Award

·         Michael Chen –  Youth Community Service Award

·         Jacqueline Mitchell – Youth Community Service Award


The November 8 reception at the Elks Lodge will also honor Mark Sorensen, the recipient of the 2018 Extra Mile Award in recognition of his tireless leadership to Alameda’s success, including serving as Executive Director of the Alameda Chamber of Commerce, Member of the Social Service Human Relations Board, President of Alameda Meals on Wheels, and board and committee member for countless other organizations. The Alameda City Council will present a Proclamation to Mark Sorensen and Community Service Award recipients for going the Extra Mile to promote the betterment of our community at its Wednesday, November 7 City Council meeting.