April 1, 2014 > Senator Corbett honors Woman of the Year
Senator Corbett honors Woman of the Year
Submitted By Sergio Reyes
On Thursday, March 27, 2014, Senate Majority Leader Ellen M. Corbett (D-East Bay) named Hayward resident Kathy Morris as the 2014 10thÊState Senate District ÒWoman of the Year.Ó
Kathy Morris has remained active in Hayward for many years as a committed local constituent and affordable housing advocate, particularly since her election as Hayward Mobilehome Owners Association President over 15 years ago. As the organizationÕs leader, she represents nine mobilehome parks in Hayward and over 5,000 residents and has consistently advocated for mobilehome residents, including promoting affordable housing for seniors and local ordinances that protect senior mobilehome parks from conversions to all-age parks.
She currently volunteers at the Hayward Animal Shelter and has alsoÊserved as Southland Senior Club President, Pueblo Springs Mobilehome Owners Association President andÊHayward Citizens Advisory Commissioner.
ÒAs a dedicated local unsung hero, Kathy Morris stands up for her neighborhood and community every opportunity she gets, particularly to ensure that they are treated fairly and equitably in terms of housing and quality of life issues,Ó Corbett said. ÒHaving authored several bills that benefit mobilehome residents during my tenure in the Legislature, I certainly know and appreciate the importance of having committed local leaders like Kathy Morris on the ground promoting affordable housing and protecting mobilehome residents in Hayward and throughout the East Bay.Ê It is my honor to name Kathy as the 2014 10thÊState Senate District ÔWoman of the Year.Õ Ó
During the Hayward City Hall Rotunda celebration, the Senator also publicly recognized her ÒHonor RollÓÑlocal women that have been elected to public office in the 10th State Senate District.ÊÊSenator Corbett celebrated the outstanding accomplishments of these local trailblazing women that enhance the quality of life in the community.