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April 20, 2012 > Sybil Smith honored as Senate District 10 Woman of the Year

Sybil Smith honored as Senate District 10 Woman of the Year

Submitted By Andrew LaMar

Senate Majority Leader Ellen M. Corbett (D-San Leandro) named Fremont activist Sybil Smith as her 2012 "Woman of the Year" on April 11, 2012.

Smith has lived in Fremont for 32 years and distinguished herself with decades of tireless community service. Smith has served as a volunteer domestic violence counselor for Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments (SAVE), an organization devoted to assisting men, women and children who are caught in abusive relationships.

In addition, Smith has helped combat homelessness by working with Abode Services and served on the Fremont Unified School District's Health and Sex Education Advisory Committee. She has been a long-time active member of the Tri-City Democratic Forum and assisted numerous other community causes and organizations.

"Each year, Sybil Smith devotes enormous time and effort to helping others and making her community a better place," Corbett said. "Sybil is a model citizen, who has demonstrated outstanding civic commitment and leadership, and I am proud to honor her as the Senate District 10 Woman of the Year."

Corbett recognized Smith with a reception on the evening of April 11 at Fremont's Olive Hyde Gallery, where she presented her with a Senate resolution lauding her achievements and lasting contributions.

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Photo Caption: Sen. Corbett (l) presents a Senate resolution to Sybil Smith (r) naming her Woman of the Year

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