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Re-elect Nancy O’Malley Alameda County District Attorney

Nancy's Heroes - 2017

On August 17, 2017, I will host my 7th Annual Family Fun-Raiser BBQ at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton. It is a great event and will also serve as the kick-off of my Re-Election Campaign, 2018.

Each year, I honor individuals and organizations with the "Nancy's Hero" Award for their contributions, leadership and commitment to building safe communities and empowering others to be the best they can be. I hope you can join us to celebrate and honor these Nancy’s Heroes. This year, the recipients are:

Cypress Mandela Training Center and Art Shanks:

The Training Center is a community based organization that is dedicated to improving the lives of the people by providing pre-apprentice construction and life skills training along with employment assistance. Under the leadership of Art Shanks, Cypress Mandela Training Center has received numerous recognitions and awards and has changed the lives of so many men and women, giving them a bright future.

Barbershop Forum:

The Barbershop Forum is the brainchild of three individuals: Lt. Michael Carroll (ACSO), Officer Bobby Hookfin (OPD) and Jack Bryson, a union man who is a community leader. They are joined by Paul Chambers (Channel 2) and these men are committed to bringing members of the community together with law enforcement, building critical bridges and opening up lines of communication. They started in a Barbershop, a traditional location for men to create a social environment where they can just hang out together. The Forums have proven very effective in fostering honest conversation and building relationships.

Pastor Zachary Carey:

Pastor Carey is the Minister of True Vine Outreach Ministries. Through his ministry, he is in the four walls of his church and the streets, offering help to those in the greatest need. He also has undertaken community organization to address poverty, imprisonment, lack of education for youth and the homicide rate in Oakland.

Rona Popal:

Rona Popal is the Director of the Afghan Coalition and President of the Afghan Women’s Association. She has successfully led the efforts to empower the Afghan community in the Bay Area. Located in the Tri-City area, Ms. Popal is a vocal champion for Afghan women, bringing awareness and education about their rights, about issues such as domestic violence and helping women and families to integrate into this country. Ms. Popal’s influence is in the United States as well as Afghanistan.

I hope you will join us at the BBQ and celebrate the great work of these organizations and individuals. Please consider being a sponsor of the BBQ.