Susan Peters honored as the Carmichael Chamber’s 2011 Person of the Year

By LINDA MELODY, Special to Valley Community Newspapers

Political, civic, and community leaders gathered together at The Palace to honor the Carmichael Chamber’s 2011 Person of the Year, Sacramento County Supervisor Susan Peters on Jan. 7.
Jack Harrison presents Sacramento County Supervisor Susan Peters with a framed artwork, thanking her for her support of Camrichael’s Park and Recreation District. / Valley Community Newspapers photo, Bill Condray

Jack Harrison presents Sacramento County Supervisor Susan Peters with a framed artwork, thanking her for her support of Camrichael’s Park and Recreation District. / Valley Community Newspapers photo, Bill Condray

The event, entitled “Desperately Seeking Susan” after the movie starring Madonna, was emceed by former Sacramento Chief Meteorologist Tom Loffman. Representing the 3rd District, which includes Carmichael, Peters was honored amongst a room full of friends and community leaders, including Sheriff John McGinness, Sacramento County’s new sheriff, Scott Jones and former Supervisor Sandy Smoley.

Smoley, Assemblyman Roger Niello and Jack Harrison of the Carmichael Recreation & Park District all shared about their experiences with Peters and the valuable impact she has had on the community.

The evening included honoring Dr. Major A. Nilson as the Chamber’s 2011 Business Person of the Year. Nilson has been involved with the Chamber for over 56 years, including twice being Board President. Nilson is a veterinarian, a World War II veteran and a humanitarian.

Peters administered the oath of office to the 2011 Carmichael Chamber Board. The new Board includes President Chris Meyer of

Chris Meyer presented Major A. Nilson, DVM, with a plaque honoring the World War II veteran and humanitarian as the Carmichael Chamber’s 2011 Business Person of the Year. Nilson has been with the chamber for over 56 years. / Valley Community Newspapers photo, Bill Condray

Chris Meyer presented Major A. Nilson, DVM, with a plaque honoring the World War II veteran and humanitarian as the Carmichael Chamber’s 2011 Business Person of the Year. Nilson has been with the chamber for over 56 years. / Valley Community Newspapers photo, Bill Condray

Lind Brothers Funeral Home, Vice-President Gary Andersen of Century 21 All Professional, Secretary Becky Furtado of Mercy San Juan Medical Center, Treasurer Cary Duckett of Cypress Avenue Baptist Church and directors Bill Schlack of XLeration Services and Don Hall of California Central Property Management Group.

“I am touched by all the kind things that have been shared tonight,” Peters said. “It has been a privilege to serve the County and the people of Carmichael.”

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