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AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

DAVE’S AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

(partial list)

​AGNEWS DEVELOPMENT CENTER 

Certificate of gratitude from the families and residents of Agnews Development Center 

December 23, 2005 

AHMADIYYA MUSLIM COMMUNITY 

In recognition of outstanding leadership 

ALUM ROCK COUNSELING CENTER 

Super Role Model Award 

March 27, 2018 

AMERICAN LEGION NORTHSIDE POST 858 

For participating and supporting the event, “Salute to the World War II Veterans” 

September 7, 2013 

ASSOCIATION OF RETIRED SAN JOSE POLICE OFFICERS & FIREFIGHTERS 

In appreciation of support 

2001 

BERRYESSA CITIZENS ADVISORY COUNCIL 

Citizen of the Year 

2010 

BOARD OF DIRECTOR OF THE CONFERENCE ON CHAMPA 

Appreciation for support and contributions at the opening ceremony of the Conference on Champa 

July 8, 2007 

BOLD STEPS FOR CHILDREN AWARD 

2015 

BOLD STEPS FOR CHILDREN AWARD 

2018 

CAIR-COUNCIL ON AMERICAN-ISLAMIC RELATIONS 

Bridge Building Award 

“In recognition of passion, energy, and generosity of spirit in promoting greater awareness and goodwill among all communities” 

September 9, 2006 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE OF UNITED LATIN AMERICAN CITIZENS 

Dedication Vision Advocacy Award 

In appreciation for service and dedication to the Latino people 

August 6, 2016 

CERTIFICATE OF SPECIAL CONGRESSIONAL RECOGNITION 

In recognition of being awarded the Silicon Valley Asian Pacific American Democratic Club’s Legislator of the Year Award 

CESAR E. CHAVEZ 

Sí Se Puede Award 

2012 

CITY COLLEGE SAN JOSE 

Friend of the College 

May 22, 2008 

CITY OF SAN JOSE FIRE DEPARTMENT 

Support of the San Jose Fire Department 

CITY OF SAN JOSE YOUTH COMMISSION 

Certificate of Appreciation 

For outstanding support and contribution 

June 26, 2006 

CHILDREN MOON FESTIVAL 

In appreciation of support for the success of the 25th Children Moon Festival in San Jose 

September 10, 2016 

CHURCH SPORTS INTERNATIONAL 

Presented by the CSI Board to express its deep appreciation for Bronze sponsorship of the CSI Benefit Gold Tournament 

September 15, 2003 

COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD 

Grand Marshal – Rose, White & Blue Parade 

July 4, 2017 

COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD 

In recognition and appreciation of the many years of dedication and outstanding service to the citizens of greater Santa Clara County 

2018 

CULTURAL INITIATIVES SILICON VALLEY 

2006 Honor Roll 

In recognition and appreciation of valuable contributions to Silicon Valley’s cultural vitality 

2006 

DEPENDENCY ADVOCACY CENTER 

Distinguished Advocate 

2013 

EAST BAY LEADERSHIP FOUNDATION 

For making a difference in the lives of Bay Area students 

In appreciation of support of the East Bay Leadership Foundation. 

EVERGREEN BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION 

Member Recognition 

EAST SIDE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION 

The Friend of Education Award 

In recognition of actions and deeds in holding teachers and the advocacy of teaching as the highest priority while actively working to enhance the effectiveness of public education 

January 24, 2001 

EAST SIDE UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT 

Board of Trustees Award 

Recognition of Excellence in Leadership 

Making a difference for the students of the East Side Union High School District 

2001 

EMPOWER AND EXCEL 

For honoring volunteers 

April 22, 2017 

EVERGREEN BALVIHAR 

Guest of Honor, Fifth Annual Gala of the Arts 

2005 

EVERGREEN PTA 

Evergreen Parent Teacher Association 

Council Honorary Service Award for dedicated service to the Evergreen Community 

2001-2002 

FIRST 5 SANTA CLARA COUNTY 

Certificate of Recognition 

For making young children the highest priority 

November 2, 2007 

FRIENDS OF EVERGREEN LIBRARY 

Excellence Award for untiring efforts in support of literacy and community literary services 

January 13, 2002 

HISPANIC ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS AND AFFILIATES 

Certificate of Appreciation 

For outstanding active forum participation 

February 6, 2006, San Jose City Hall 

HISTORY SAN JOSE 

Pacific Hotel Gallery at History Park 

For support of “Valley of Heart’s Delight” 

From Orchards To Suburbs in Santa Clara Valley 

August 21, 2001 – June 15, 2002 

INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF GURMAT STUDIES, INC. 

For outstanding support of Sikh community 

2008 

ITALIAN AMERICAN HERITAGE FOUNDATION 

Appreciation Award for service as a Director 

2002-2006 

LE HQI PHAT DN TRUYEN THONG DAN GIAN 

In recognition and appreciation of contribution and strong support 

May 26, 2007 

League of United Latin American Citizens 

Social Justice Award 

2008 

LIÊN ĐOÀN HƯỚNG VIỆT 

In appreciation for support and dedication in caring for the troops over several years 

September 2010 

MARTIAL ARTS FEDERATION 

Certificate of Appreciation from Founder & President Grand Mason Victor Duc Phan 

MEASURE B HIGHWAY PROJECT 

Participation in Groundbreaking Ceremonies 

“Break the Bottleneck” I-880 Widening, July 19, 2001, U.S. 101 Widening, August 17, 2001 

“Unknot Traffic on Local Streets” Route 85/87 Interchange, September 6, 2001 

METROPOLITAN EDUCATION DISTRICT 

In recognition for being the Key Note Speaker at Central County Occupational Center’s 37th Annual Student Awards Ceremony 

2006 

NAACP 

Legislator of the Year Award 

For efforts on behalf of the residents of Silicon Valley San Jose/Silicon Valley Branch 

2004 

NAACP 

Willie Brown Jr. Legislator of the Year Award 

2014 

NAACP 

A+ Grade for outstanding commitment to workers’ rights, educational, social and economic equality for all in Silicon Valley 

May 1, 2008 

OUR CITY FOREST 

People and Trees Award 

For outstanding tree planting and tree care endeavors to restore the environment, create a greater sense of community and enhance the quality of life for all San Jose area residents 

PARENTS HELPING PARENTS 

Building Bright Futures Award 

For creating inclusive play spaces for children with special needs and an inpatient psychiatric facility for youth in crisis in Santa Clara County 

2018 

PACT-PEOPLE ACTING IN COMMUNITY TOGETHER 

Recognition for Participation 

Immigration Vigil 

May 1, 2007 

REBUILDING TOGETHER 

Partnership recognition with Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley 

April 2003, April 2004, April 2006 

REBUILDING TOGETHER 

In Appreciation of Generous Support 

ROTACARE BAY AREA INC. FREE MEDICAL CLINICS 

RotaCare Persistence Plaque 

In recognition of persistent support of Rota Care Bay Area Inc. Free Medical Clinics 

2017 

ROTARY INTERNATIONAL 

Appreciation for serving as President, San Jose Rotary East 

1989-1990 

ROTARY INTERNATIONAL 

Certificate of Appreciation 

For outstanding and dedicated Service 

Rotary Club of East San Jose 

1998-99 

SAMOAN COMMUNITY 

Certificate of Appreciation 

June 1, 2002 

SAN JOSE CITY COLLEGE 

Friend of the College Award 

Speaker, 2008 Commencement 

SAN JOSE MOOSE LODGE 

Community Service Award 

San Jose Moose Family Center No. 401 

March 18, 2006 

SAN JOSE POLICE-EAST SIDE UNION HIGH SCHOOL BOARD 

Certificate of Recognition 

Operation Safe Campus 

May 13, 2000 

SAN JOSE SPORTS AUTHORITY 

In appreciation for service, leadership, and dedication to the San Jose Sports Authority Board of Directors 

2003-2008 

SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY 

Certificate of Appreciation 

School of Journalism & Mass Communications 

SANTA CLARA COUNTY CITIES ASSOCIATION 

Certificate of Appreciation for service as President 

In recognition of dedicated public service and contributions to public policy for the good of the 15 Cities of our County and the people we serve 

December 8, 2005 

SANTA CLARA COUNTY CITIES ASSOCIATION 

For service as President 

2005 

SANTA CLARA COUNTY DEMOCRATIC CLUB 

Distinguished Legislator Award 

Recognized for: 

December 8, 2017 

SANTA CLARA COUNTY DEMOCRATIC CLUB 

For leadership and service to the community 

August 15, 2015 

SANTA CLARA COUNTY MENTAL HEALTH BOARD 

SANTA CLARA COUNTY MENTAL HEALTH DEPARTMENT 

Elected Official Hero Award 

In appreciation for the contributions in improving the quality of life for Santa Clara County residents 

May 29, 2013 

SILICON VALLEY CLEAN ENERGY 

One year of carbon-free power 

April 2018 

SIREN 

Policy Advocate for Immigrant Rights Award 

For contributing to the advancement of immigrant rights 

May 23, 2013 

SONS IN RETIREMENT 

Certificate of grateful appreciation of service 

March 17, 2003 

SONS OF SICILY 

Appreciation for Service 

1992 – 1993 

SOUTH BAY ISLAMIC ASSOCIATION 

In recognition of dedicated community service, promotion of multi-cultural understanding and friendship to the Bay Area Muslim community 

October 2007 

TAY SON BINH DINH ASSOCIATION IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA 

Commitment to excellence 

January 12th, 2009 

THE NATIONAL HISPANIC UNIVERSITY 

Sí Se Puede Award 

California LULAC Young Adults Civil Rights Summit 

March 25, 2006 

THE ROTARY FOUNDATION OF ROTARY INTERNATIONAL 

Recognition as a Paul Harris Fellow 

In appreciation of tangible and significant assistance given for the furtherance of better understanding and friendly relations among peoples of the world 

THE VIETNAMESE PARENTS OF THE EAST SIDE UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT 

Acknowledgement for continuing support in the educational process of our students 

February 27, 1993 

THU DUC OFFICERS OF REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM ARMED FORCES INC 

Certificate of Appreciation 

In gratitude of selfless dedication to the Vietnamese-American Community of Northern California and in honoring the Republic of Vietnam’s Armed Forces Day 

June 2004, June 2005 

TRI-COUNTY APARTMENT ASSOCIATION 

Board of Directors 

1998-2000 

UNITED NEIGHBORHOODS OF SANTA CLARA COUNTY 

For demonstrating outstanding dedication to constituents and the Santa Clara County Community 

October 12, 2002 

UNITED STATES CONGRESS 

Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition 

In recognition of outstanding and invaluable service to the community 

Anna G. Eshoo, Member of Congress 

September 9, 2006 

VETERANS SUPPORTIVE SERVICES AGENCY, INC. 

Community Hero Award 

For spearheading a mission rescuing homeless veterans 

September 30, 2017 

VETERANS SUPPORTIVE SERVICES AGENCY, INC. 

2nd Annual Heroes Award 

For performing above and beyond the call of duty in helping veterans and families 

September 15, 2012 

VIETNAMESE-AMERICAN COMMUNITY OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA 

Certificate of Appreciation, Recognition as Defender of Freedom and Democracy 

May 17, 2005 

VIETNAMESE-AMERICAN COMMUNITY OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA 

For demonstrating great leadership through community service and for elevating the Vietnamese Heritage and Freedom Flag as the official symbol of the Vietnamese-American community of Santa Clara County. 

VIETNAMESE-AMERICAN COMMUNITY OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA 

In recognition of outstanding achievement and tireless efforts 

January 12, 2009 

VIETNAMESE-AMERICAN COMMUNITY OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA 

VIETNAMESE-AMERICAN VOLUNTEERS WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA 

Certificate of Appreciation 

In gratitude for unwavering commitment and dedication to the Vietnamese American community and our causes 

June 19, 2005 – Thanh Le, Executive Director VAVWANC 

VOVINAM VIET VO DAO 

Certificate of Appreciation 

“For outstanding support and contribution to the Vietnamese American Community” 

December 21, 2006 

VOVINAM VIET VO DAO 

Certificate of Appreciation 

In appreciation for the participation and support for the success of the 20th Moon Festival in San Jose 

September 10, 2011 

WEST COAST AQUATICS 

A lifetime Honorary Member for dedication to the youth of the San Jose community 

September 18, 2006