Person of the Year Announced

Carmichael, CA  |  Story and Photos by Susan Maxwell Skinner
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Sacramento DA Anne Marie Schubert (Pictured with friend Cameron Dax) will be named Person of the Year at a March 29 Chamber of Commerce gala.

Carmichael Chamber's 2019 Honorees Announced

CARMICHAEL, CA (MPG) - Sacramento’s District Attorney, a produce vendor, a jeweler, a long-time community volunteer and a hard-working teenager have been selected as 2019 Carmichael Persons of the Year. These community leaders will be hailed at an awards gala at Arden Hills Resort on March 29. The event is a Chamber of Commerce fundraiser.

Top honoree is Sacramento D.A. Anne Marie Schubert. Schubert recently began her second elected term after making national headlines when the East Area Rapist suspect was apprehended, 28 years after his first attack. The arrest was enabled by unremitting DNA processes -- spearheaded by Schubert – that pinpointed a Citrus Heights resident.

Mother of two sons, the DA is heroine to many: Crime Victims United last year named her District Attorney of the Year. The attorney declares herself humbled by her upcoming Carmichael accolade.  “I could not be more honored," she says. "I grew up here; my family and I have deep connections with the area. I look forward to continuing work with the community.”  Her predecessor, DA Jan Scully, was previously honored by the same Chamber award.

Businesswoman of the Year is Farmer's Wife owner Rosemarie Martell, whose Winding Way fruit store was rebuilt from the ashes of a vicious 2016 arson attack.  Jerusalem-born jeweler Mahmud Sharif is Businessman of the Year. Known for community philanthropy, the merchant has donated a $2000 diamond ring for the event’s fundraiser raffle.  

Realtor Ron Greenwood will receive volunteer laurels. A 27-year member of Carmichael Kiwanis, the Lyon Real Estate agent was elected 12 years ago to the Carmichael Water District Board, he also serves the Regional Water Authority and Sacramento Association of Realtors.

Teenager Connor Pexa will begin his year as Chamber Youth Ambassador. The El Camino High School student is lauded for volunteer work with seniors.

Good Day Sacramento anchor Tina Macuha will emcee ceremonies. Fundraiser guests usually include most of the area’s business leaders and elected representatives. Shriners' Hospital (Non-Profit of the Year) will receive a portion of the proceeds.

Anyone may attend. Banquet admission is $100. For more info, call (916) 481-1002