Success & Service: Tuolumne agency official, Stockton council member honored for work

Melinda Fleming, executive director of the Tuolumne County Alliance for Resources & Environment, has been named

the 25th Assembly District's woman of the year by Assemblyman Tom Berryhill, R-Oakdale.

She helped compile a public lands use plan for Tuolumne County and was named the 2006 Conservationist of the Year by the California Forestry Association.

Stockton City Council- woman Leslie Baranco Martin has been selected as the 17th Assembly District's woman of the year by Assemblywoman Cathleen Galgiani, D-Livingston.

Martin has been on the council throughout the revitalization of downtown Stockton, including the waterfront, building the Stockton Ballpark, Stockton Arena, Downtown Stockton Marina, and restoration of the historic Bob Hope Theatre (formerly Fox California) and historic Hotel Stockton. She is in her final term on the council.

Modesto's Eisenhut Elementary School received a $500 grant from UnitedHealth Group for developing childhood obesity prevention programs. The school will use the grant to create a community-based program to encourage healthful habits. More than 100 children will learn how to prepare and cook healthy, fresh meals.

Students from California State University, Stanislaus, competed in the State Human Resources Collegiate Competition earlier this month. The CSU Stanislaus teams advance to the Pacific Western Regional Championship in Reno on Saturday. The "Jeopardy"- style games are an annual academic event designed to foster friendly competition among university students while preparing them for careers in human resources.

This year's first-place team includes Joe Aja, Demetrios Zarafakis and Tabitha Lilly. The third-place team is comprised of Kenny Brown, Sarah Lamas and Amanda Fritz.

Commendations by the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors:

David Ingersoll, upon his retirement as director of the county's Department of Child Support Services.

Stephen Smith, upon his retirement as the county's Assistant Auditor- Controller.

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