Forward Thinkers

Forward Thinker Patty Chavez committed to her community
150 150 Cheryl Geutuiza

Patty Chavez is proud of her community—so much so, she makes sure she knows everything about what’s going on in Chula Vista.

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Forward thinking superintendent’s quiet sacrifice greeted with loud cheers
150 150 Felicia Matlosz

When Fresno County Schools Superintendent Larry Powell quietly decided to take a pay cut that saves government more than $800,000, he didn’t foresee that the idea would be greeted nationwide with accolades and applause.

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Forward Thinker Tim Murakami gets to the heart of community issues
150 150 Cheryl Getuiza

California Forward has named Lt. Tim Murakami a Forward Thinker for his work get to the source of issues facing the community.

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Forward Thinker Heidi Sieck works to ensure everyone has an opportunity to serve their community
150 150 Cheryl Getuiza

California Forward has named Heidi Sieck a Forward Thinker for her work to make the process of filling board and commission seats more transparent and her efforts to encourage more women to run for elected office.

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Forward Thinker Yolie Flores steps outside the box to improve LA schools
150 150 Tom Salyers

California Forward has named Yolie Flores a Forward Thinker for her work to reform the dysfunctional LA school system by stepping outside of it to find solutions.

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Forward Thinker Jon Nachison creates community to support veterans
150 150 Cheryl Getuiza

California Forward has named Jon Nachison a Forward Thinker for his work to support and better the lives of U.S. veterans who have trouble finding stable footing when they return from the war zone.

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