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Assemblyman Jay Obernolte (R-Hesperia) has honored Dana Hernández of Victorville as the 33rd Assembly District 2020 Woman of the Year.   

The Woman of the Year ceremony is held annually and celebrates California’s extraordinary women. The first ceremony was held in 1987 to help commemorate Women’s History Month. The event has become an annual Capitol tradition to salute women who have done outstanding community service. Honorees are presented with a framed certificate from the State Assembly recognizing their outstanding contributions.       

“Dana’s commitment to the special needs community is admirable. It is so impressive that Dana was able to turn her passion of working with kids and families with disabilities into a successful non-profit that helps connect these families with the resources they need,” said Assemblyman Obernolte. 

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       Dana Hernández with Assemblyman Jay Obernolte  

Dana has also collaborated with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department to help them promote their “Safe at Home” program. This program helps officers identify children and adults with special needs and provides the sheriff’s department a better understanding on how to handle situations that involve individuals with a disability. Through this successful collaboration, sheriffs are able to safely reunite loved ones who may have run away from their homes.    

“I feel extremely honored that I was selected to be this year’s Woman of the Year,” said Dana Hernández. “I am delighted that Assemblyman Obernolte is recognizing my work with Rock’n Our Disabilities Foundation. Any light we can shine on this foundation will help ensure that more families know that these resources are available in their community.” 

 Assemblyman Jay Obernolte represents the 33rd Assembly District, which includes the San Bernardino County communities of Adelanto, Apple Valley, Baker, Barstow, Big Bear City, Big Bear Lake, Big River, Crestline, Fort Irwin, Hesperia, Johnson Valley, Lake Arrowhead, Lenwood, Lucerne Valley, Needles, Oak Hills, Phelan, Running Springs, Silver Lakes, Trona, Twentynine Palms Base, Twin Peaks and Victorville.