Every March, my office recognizes Women’s History Month with two key events: the 74th Assembly District Woman of the Year celebration, and the Women of Distinction. Both events highlight and honor women across the 74th Assembly District for their service and leadership within our communities.
Previous nominees have been selected from across a variety of industries. Our 2019 Woman of the Year was former Irvine Mayor Beth Krom, who was recognized for her civic engagement and local leadership, particularly around issues of social justice. Our 2020 Woman of the Year was Irvine Valley College’s Nancy Montgomery, who has proudly built a support network for veterans at IVC and in our local community, as she continues to challenge policymakers and local leaders to better support our troops.
I invite you to nominate the name of a woman whom you believe has similarly made a significant or meaningful difference in one of our six cities, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Costa Mesa, Irvine and Laguna Woods. All industries and fields are welcome, as long as they live or work within the 74th district. One nominee will be selected as our Woman of the Year, and we will select an additional nominee from each of our six cities, to be represented as the woman of distinction for that specific city.