We’re celebrating! AMS CEO, Ken Wiseman, has been nominated for a prestigious award – the Santa Clarita Valley Man of the Year. According to the organization’s website, the purpose of the Santa Clarita Valley Man and Woman of the Year Recognition is to honor men and women who have given outstanding volunteer service to the Santa Clarita Valley area.
Ken was nominated for the honor by the SCV Sheriff’s Foundation. LASD Capt. Robert Lewis talked about Ken’s contributions to the station which include 15 years with Search & Rescue and 8 years as President of the Sheriff’s Foundation. He further highlighted the new DIVERT program that is a partnership between the station and AMS Fulfillment, This program, along with county funding, will allow AMS to provide adolescents who have had a brush with the law (and have been referred by the station) employment and educational opportunities at AMS.
According to SCV history, Santa Clarita Valley Man and Woman of the Year was started by the Newhall-Saugus Chamber of Commerce as the “Outstanding Citizen of the Year.” The year was 1964. The Newhall-Saugus Chamber became the SCV Chamber of Commerce. Today the event is operated by the SCV Man & Woman of the Year Committee, an independent nonprofit organization. Winners are selected by the Committee of previous honorees. Honorees receive a cash award that they may give to the charity of their choice.
The SCV Man & Woman of the Year Committee has put forward a group of 9 men and 13 women who are inspiring leaders in the community.
The 53nd Annual Premier Volunteer Recognition Event, 2019 Santa Clarita Valley Man and Woman of the Year dinner, will be held Friday, May 3, 2019, at 6 p.m., at the Hyatt Valencia. https://scvmw.org/