Friday, December 4, 2015

Latina’s Election A Sign Of The Times

In case you missed the story on page 21 of this issue, the California Strawberry Commission announced the election of Lorena Chavez to the role of commission chairwoman, in what is believed to be the first election of a Latina to a major commodity group in the state.

Chavez was elected unanimously to the position by members of the Strawberry Commission, and will serve alongside Vice Chairman Tom AmRhein and Secretary/Treasurer Hector Gutierrez.

The California Strawberry Commission is a state government agency located in Watsonville, CA, that serves approximately 400 strawberry growers across the state, focusing on production and nutrition research, food safety training and education, marketing and communications, trade relations, and public policy.

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