Community Building Awards

The Community Building Awards are an opportunity for Santa Ana's Resource Network to recognize those individuals or organizations who are continuously creating a positive environment, increasing productivity, and making Santa Ana a great place to live, work and play. This award encourages recipients and challenges others to continue the creation of special projects that contribute to our community.

The most recent Community Building Awards were presented at Celebrate Santa Ana in April 2016. For additional information about the awards, please contact Santa Ana's Neighborhood Initiatives Program office at (714) 667-2260.

2016 Community Building Award Winners (Brochure)

2011 Community Building Award Winners (Brochure)

2010 Community Building Award Winners(Brochure Front Back)

2008 Community Building Award Winners (Brochure)

2007 Community Building Award Winners
Lara Montagne - The Grain Project
Bernadette Medrano - Santa Ana Education Foundation
Hector Lopez - TKO Boxing
Danial Tapia - Taller San Jose
Deloitte Services LLP - Wilson School Project
Barbara King - Special Education Teacher
Kiwanis Club of Santa Ana - Barrier Free Park at Thornton Park
Luisa Ruiz - Reading Corners and Lending Library
Geroge and Jean Upton - Handicapped Children Initiative
Orange County Chapter of Community Association Institute - Homeowner Association Training

2006 Community Building Award Winners
Judy Magsaysay - Executive Director of the Year
Rober and Janie Darbyshire - Faith-Based Social Initiative of the Year
Dr. Ana Jimenez-Hami - Executive Director of the Year
Project Access Family Resource Center at Warwick Square - Non-Profit Housing Project of the Year
Dr. DeVera Heard - Community Volunteer
Social Compact - Research Project of the Year
Rodolfo Cazales - Health and Fitness Community Volunteer
Madison Park Neighborhood Association - Health and Fitness Initiatives of the Year
Somos Familia - OC United Way - Economic Development Project of the Year

2005 Community Building Award Winners
Paint Your Hear Out
Tillamook Cheese
Dottie Mulkey
The Art Institute of California - Orange County
Century High School ASB Club
Saddleback High School ASB Club
Carolina Sarmiento - El Centro Cultural de Mexico
The Latino Youth Leadership Institute
Armando de la Libertad - Wells Fargo
Templo Calvario
Rosa Amante - Lyon Street Parent Center Volunteers
Soledad Rivera-Grigsby - Lyon Street Parent Center Volunteers
Alicia Maldonao - Lyon Street Parent Center Volunteers

2004 Community Building Award Winners
Randy Barth - Think Together
Stephen Carpenter - Rebuilding Together Orange County
Brandt Morrell - Mercy House
Charles Taylor - Civic Center Barrio Housing Corp.
Ricarda Altamarino - Civic Center Barrio Housing Corp.
Soroptimist International
Noble Vikings Charities of Orange County
Vanessa and Veronica Quiroz - American Red Cross
Linda Miller and 5th Grade Class - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School
Gregory Robinson, Dale Ward and Wallace Walrod - The Social Science Research Center, CSUF
Orange County Human Relations
Orage County on Track
Maria Halverson - Lyon Street Parent Center

2003 Community Building Award Winners
Lorraine Martinez - The Villa Center
Jack and Cindy Baumann - UltraLink Inc.
Kathryn D. Kiffaya - Human Services/Weatherization Services Department
Reyna Reyes - Westend Community Oriented Policing Association
Julie Evan - NetDay, Inc.
Cid Stanford - Project Tomorrow
Sikh Center of Orange County & Future
Bicky Singh - Computing Solutions

2002 Community Building Award Winners
Helen Brown and Mark Singleton - Civic Center Barrio Housing Corp.
Maria Chavez-Wilcox - Orange County's United Way
David Green - Orange County High School of the Arts
Glenn Howard - The Episcopal Church of the Messiah
Petter Mangosing, Sensei - Santa Ana Karate Club
Gene Andres - The Green Parrot Cafe
John White - John's Mobil

2001 Community Building Award Winners
Santa Ana Kiwanis Club
Ricardo Mojarro - Santa Ana Unified School District
Sal Tinajero - Mentor
Khanh Tong - Civic Center Barrio Housing Corp.
Bernadette Vargas - UCI< Center for Health Policy and Research
Maria Pilar Viveros, Honorable Mention - Latino Health Access
Margie Zuliani, Honorable Mention - Legacy Art Gallery