Stars Of Lake County – February 29, 2020

Nomination Deadline: January 24, 2020

2019 Stars of Lake County Recipients (Click here to view)

Stars Recipients 1998 to 2018 (click here to view)

Marla Ruzicka Humanitarian Award: Janet Taylor, Lakeport

Senior of the Year: Gene Paleno, Upper Lake

Volunteer of the Year: Ginny Cline, Lakeport [award accepted by her daughter]

Female Student of the Year: Grace Davidson, Kelseyville

Male Student of the Year: Raul Gomez, Clearlake

Youth Advocate Volunteer: Kristin Amparo, Upper Lake

Youth Advocate Professional: Stephanie Figueroa, Clearlake

Organization – Nonprofit: Adventist Health Clear Lake

Organization – Volunteer: Citizens Caring 4 Clearlake

Environmental Award: Kathleen Blair, Cobb

New Business Award: Dusty D Work Wear, Lakeport

Small Business Award: Fresh and Bangin’ Eatery, Lucerne

Large Business Award: Lake County Tribal Health Consortium, Lakeport

Best Idea of the Year: 100+ Women Strong of Lake County

Local Hero Award: Vietnam Veterans, Chapter 951

Joshua Blair Memorial Amateur Arts Award: Tim & Laura Barnes, Lakeport

Arts Award Professional: Sage Abella, Middletown [unable to attend]
Woman of the Year: Janeane Bogner, Clearlake Oaks

Man of the Year: Gary Deas, Lakeport

Lifetime Achievement: Bill Kearney, Kelseyville

Spirit of Lake County: Soroptimist International of Clear Lake

Appetizers by Lake Event Design


2020 Nominees:

1. Marla Ruzicka Humanitarian of the Year
      Sponsored by: Cliff & Nancy Ruzicka

  • Luisa Acosta – Finley
  • Ed and Mina Gardner – Middletown
  • Tina Scott – Lakeport

2. Senior of the Year
      Sponsored by: Adventist Health Clear Lake

  • Claudine Pedroncelli – Upper Lake

3. Naomi Bruce Memorial Volunteer of the Year
      Sponsored by: The Naomi Bruce Family

  • Debbie St. Cyr-Bloomquist – Cobb
  • Marty Heisse – Middletown
  • Sara Sanchez – Upper Lake

4. Student of the Year-Female
      Sponsored by: Lake County Office of Education

  • Ashley Dahl – Lakeport
  • Molly Silva – Lower Lake

5. Student of the Year-Male
      Sponsored by: Lake County Office of Education

  • Vann Wilkins – Clearlake Oaks

6. Youth Advocate of the Year-Volunteer
      Sponsored by: Savings Bank of Lake & Mendocino

  • Katy Evans – Lower Lake

7. Youth Advocate of the Year-Professional
      Sponsored by: West Coast Fire & Water

  • Roger and Jerae Berton-Devore – Lakeport
  • Tracy Lahr – Clearlake
  • Jan Peterson – Kelseyville

8. Agriculture Award
      Sponsored by: Paradise Skate Roller Rink and Arcade

  • Angelina Guillen, (Posthumously) – Cobb
  • Brenna Sullivan – Lakeport

9. Organization of the Year-Nonprofit (Has Paid Staff)
      Sponsored by: NCO, North Coast Opportunities

  • Clear Lake Gleaners – Finley
  • Lakeview Health Center – Lakeport

10. Organization of the Year-Volunteer (All Volunteer Staff)
      Sponsored by: Community First Credit Union

  • Friends of Boggs Mountain – Cobb
  • Moose Lodge – Clearlake Oaks
  • Highlands Senior Center – Clearlake

11. Environmental Award
      Sponsored by: U.S. Congressman Mike Thompson

  • Kevin Hammes – Clearlake
  • Redbud Audubon Society – Lower Lake

12. New Business of the Year – No Nominations

13. Small Business of the Year
      Sponsored by: Foods Etc.

  • Cactus Grill – Clearlake
  • Chernoh Excavating, Inc – Lower Lake
  • DJ’s Pizza & The Game Hub – Lower Lake
  • Kim’s Dance Factory – Middletown
  • Susie Q’s Donuts – Lakeport
  • Koontz Mercantile – Middletown
  • Wholly Bowl – Lakeport

14. Large Business of the Year – No Nominations

15. Best Idea of the Year
      Sponsored by: West America Bank

  • Bloom – Lakeport
  • Jim Steele – Clearlake Oaks

16. Local Hero of the Year – No Nominations

17. Joshua Blair Memorial Arts Award-Amateur
      Sponsored by: Lake County Theatre Company

  • Laura McAndrews Sammel – Lakeport

18. The Arts Award of the Year-Professional
      Sponsored by: Sutter Lakeside Hospital

  • Marcie Ann Long – Kelseyville
19. Public Safety Award
      Sponsored by: Sheriff Brian Martin
  • Todd Dunia – Kelseyville
  • Andrew White – Clearlake
20. Woman of the Year
      Sponsored by: North Lake Medical Pharmacy
  • Lacey Deas – Lakeport
  • Terry Dereniuk – Kelseyville
  • Diane Fridley – Lakeport
21. Roland Johnsrud Man of the Year
      Sponsored by: Bruno’s Shop Smart
  • Kevin Cox – Middletown
  • John Parkinson – Lakeport
22. Lifetime Achievement
      Sponsored by: Strong Financial Network
  • Christy Christensen – Clearlake Oaks
  • Leanna Costello – Hidden Valley Lake
  • Marilyn Holdenried – Kelseyville
  • Terry Knight – Lakeport
  • Willie Sapeta – Clearlake
  • Carl Webb – Clearlake

Spirit of Lake County Award

Sponsored by, John Tomkins, is chosen by the Selection Committee from nominations received in other categories.

An individual, organization or business whose contributions to Lake County transcend many of the Stars Awards categories to the extent and scope that the Selection Committee chooses to acknowledge those contributions with this special award.

Special Star Award

Sponsored by, John Tomkins, is chosen by the Selection Committee from nominations received in other categories.

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