City Manager Norberto Dueñas selected the following six teams for the 2015 Pride of San José awards based upon the Employee Values of Integrity, Innovation, Excellence, Collaboration, Respect and Celebration. Below you will find all of the honorees listed along with the project descriptions.
Community Spaces Activation Team
“Placemaking” is a modern approach to creating community spaces that promote health, happiness, wellbeing, and a sense of belonging. The San José Placemaking Team has inspired our residents to reimagine and reinvent shared public space through exciting programs like Viva CalleSJ, Winter in Plaza de Cesar Chavez, Summer in St. James, and Viva Parks. In 2015, the Placemaking Team implemented more than 60 public events and engaged thousands of residents in celebration of our community. Through constant communication, productive partnerships, and remarkable resourcefulness, this team has delivered amazing programs that have enriched the lives of our San José families residents and built a strong sense of community.
Team Members: Alvaro Celaya, Amy Chamberlain, Angel Rios, Anh Nguyen, Arian Collen, Avan Duong, Brandon Casper, Brian Clampitt, Brian Nelson, Douglas Gates, Duane Lindsay, Ed Solis, Elias Khoury, Kari Davisson, Katherine Thomas, Kim Walesh, Marco Hernandez, Maricela Avila , Marybeth Harasz, Matt Cano, Melina Iglesias, Mike Carrasco, Paul Smith, Rafael Gomez, Ryan Smith, Salvador Alvarez, Steve Hammack, Steve Payne, Suzanne Wolf, Tache Ludewig, Tammy Turnipseed, Thomas Troy, Zak Mendez