Gavilan announces Community Spirit Awards

The Gavilan College Board of Trustees this month announced the winners of the Community Spirit Awards for 2018.

The awards are presented annually, in each of the communities served by Gavilan College, to honor the people and institutions that contribute to improving the quality of life in each community. Each of the three sets of awards includes an individual, a business and an organization.

The awards will be presented at three breakfasts this fall:

• Morgan Hill Chamber of Commerce Breakfast, 7:30am, Oct. 4 at Mama Mia’s Restaurant in Morgan Hill;

• Hollister Downtown Association Breakfast, 7:30am, Oct. 24, at Paine’s Restaurant;

• Gilroy Chamber of Commerce breakfast, 6:45am, Nov. 14, at the Hilton Garden Inn;

This year’s awards will be presented to:

Morgan Hill/San Martin

Individual: Morgan Hill Life founder Marty Cheek

Organization: South Valley Islamic Community

Business: Morgan Hill Art School


Individual: Culinary instructor Carlos Pineda

Organization: Gilroy Elks Lodge

Business: Old City Hall Restaurant

San Benito County

Individual: artists Rolan Resendiz and Joel Esqueda

Organization: LULAC

Business: Teknova

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