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State Senator honors Madera County woman

For The Madera Tribune

Jennifer Simmons stands with Madera County Board of Supervisor Bobby Macauley with her Woman of the Year award from State Senator Marie Alvarado-Gil.


SACRAMENTO — In commemoration of Women’s History Month, Senator Marie Alvarado-Gil (D-Jackson) awarded Jennifer Simmons of Madera County, Janet Titus of Mono County, and Sheriff Stephanie Rennie of Inyo County for their outstanding contributions and demonstration of exceptional leadership, innovation, and dedication to improving the lives of Californians.

Each honoree represents the essence of resilience, courage, and empowerment, embodying the spirit of HERstory — a narrative of triumph, progress, and inspiration. HERstory is not just about celebrating the achievements of women, it is about recognizing their invaluable contributions to society. Whether in public service, STEM, arts, entrepreneurship, academia, industry, or any other capacity, each Woman of the Year is paving the way for future generations.

Jennifer Simmons, Executive Director of the Mountain Area Youth Organization, has displayed unwavering commitment to youth and community service through her leadership in providing educational programs, mentorship, and guidance to countless young individuals in the region. Her tireless efforts to empower youth and foster inclusivity reflect the values cherished in Madera County, making her an invaluable asset to the community.


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