NCFDD's Denise Rushing Honored as 2015 Woman of the Year
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Posted by: Allison Van Buren
NCFDD Vice President of Institutional Relations Denise Rushing was honored on Monday, March 9 as the 2015 Woman of the Year for the 4th Assembly District in California.
Every year, the state Assembly honors one woman from each of the state’s Assembly Districts who has significantly contributed to her local communities.
“I am humbled to receive this honor, and I want to recognize that any accomplishments credited to me were done with the support of others,” said Rushing. “Serving Lake County has been a tremendous privilege, and I will continue working to better our community and ensure a sustainable future for generations to come.”
Rushing served eight years on the Lake County Board of Supervisors until January of this year, deciding not to seek a third term.
Sas served on numerous community boards and commissions. During her time on the board, Rushing built a track record advancing environmental stewardship and revitalizing the Northshore.
“Denise has been a dedicated public servant, and really exemplifies the spirit of commitment to community,” said Assemblyman Bill Dodd. “We are very fortunate to have caring, hard-working people like her in our district.”
Among her achievements, Rushing championed 3.2 megawatts of county-sponsored solar installations, supported county preservation of 1,500 acres atop Mt. Konocti in perpetuity and took part in an update to the Lake County General Plan that will help shape the future of Lake County for years to come.
Rushing also spearheaded progress on the Middle Creek wetland restoration, a project vital to the health of Clear Lake, and led revitalization efforts along the Northshore of Clear Lake including refurbishing the Lucerne “Castle” and the opening of Marymount California University Lucerne Campus, supporting the Live Oak and Lucerne Alpine Senior centers, and advancing the plaza, pier and seawall at Third Avenue in Lucerne.