Wieckowski to honor Women of the Year

March 29, 2017

San Jose – State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) will recognize three women for their contributions to the 10th Senate District at his annual Women of the Year ceremony tomorrow night at the Berryessa Branch Library.

WHO:             Senator Wieckowski, Anu Natarajan, Hilary Keith and Jean Marlowe

WHAT:          Women of the Year Ceremony

WHERE:       Berryessa Branch Library, 3355 Noble Ave., San Jose

WHEN:          5:30 p.m. (doors open), 6 p.m. (ceremony)


Wieckowski will honor former Fremont Vice Mayor Anu Natarajan, Santa Clara city librarian Hilary Keith and River Oaks Neighborhood Association President Jean Marlowe. 

“These three women are making terrific contributions to our region through their day to day activities in closing the digital divide, improving STEM education, community planning and cultural events,” Wieckowski said.  “Their community leadership has enriched the areas they are active in and improved neighborhoods, parks, libraries and educational opportunities for all ages.”

Natarajan served on the Fremont City Council for 10 years.  She represented the city on regional and national boards and chaired the Housing Authority of Alameda County and the Measure E Citizen Bond Oversight Committee.  She is the executive manager of School2Home at the California Emerging Technology Fund.  She is also chairs the board of Greenbelt Alliance.

Keith is a member of the American Library Association and has served on the California Library Association Executive Board.  She helped spearhead the opening of the Northside Branch Library and renovation of the Mission Branch Library.  She develops innovative programs for library users in Santa Clara and her staff organized STEM Bowl and Comic Con events last year.

Marlowe serves on the North San Jose Task Force and was a member of the Agnews Campus Architect Selection Committee.  Her commitment to River Oaks helped ensure that the community got parks and a future school.  As a task force member, she is involved on several issues, such as traffic, retail, jobs and schools.

Wieckowski will present each honoree with a Senate resolution for their community service.

Sen. Wieckowski represents the 10th District, which includes southern Alameda County and northeast Santa Clara County.