Recognizing Patricia Kendall as the San Rafael Citizen of the Yearby Representative Jared Huffman
Posted on 2013-03-15
in the house of representatives
Friday, March 15, 2013
Mr. HUFFMAN. Mr. Speaker, I rise to congratulate Patricia Kendall,
who was recently honored as the San Rafael Citizen of the Year, an
award she richly deserves.
Patricia Kendall has been a longtime resident of San Rafael and well known for her community and civic involvement. She was trained as an emergency room nurse, and her community service began 35 years ago when she participated in the formation of Marin County's ``911 Paramedic Program.'' Through the years, Pat has continued to support this program as a member of the Emergency Medical Care Committee.
Pat has served on many boards and committees for non-profit organizations and special projects. She has been a leader in our community, including as board chair of the North Bay Leadership Council, board treasurer of the Marin Agricultural Institute, board vice-chair of Lifehouse, board member of the Marin County School-to- Career Program, and leadership posts with the San Rafael Chamber of Commerce and the Pickleweed Community Center.
One of the founding members of the Healthy Marin Partnership, Pat has been the driving force in shaping its upstream lifestyle model focusing on prevention of associated tobacco and high-risk alcohol use, unhealthy eating, and inactive lifestyles. This Partnership has served as an incubator for other community collaborations including the County's Wellness Collaboration, Canal Community Gardens, and Children's Health Initiative.
Mr. Speaker, Patricia Kendall's hard work and her leadership are felt throughout our region, and we thank her for her commitment to health initiatives and community service. I urge my colleagues to join me in extending our congratulations for her selection as San Rafael's Citizen of the Year.