03.29.11

Nanette Fish Named a "Woman of the Year" in the 29th Congressional District

Washington, D.C.– Yesterday, at a reception in Pasadena, Representative Adam Schiff (CA-29) honored Nanette Fish of Temple City for her commitment and service to our community by naming her a “Woman of the Year.”

“Nanette is being honored as a Woman of the Year for her dedication to our schools, as well as the countless hours she has spent raising money for local charities and non-profit organizations,” Rep. Schiff said. “Her passion for volunteerism is evident in the countless organizations to which she has donated her time and energy, and she has made the City of Temple City a better place to live.”

A 26-year Temple City resident, Nanette began volunteering with Temple City’s schools in the early 1990’s, when her children were young.  She served on the Executive Boards of the local PTAs, the Temple City Youth Football Board, the Temple City High School Ramrodders Football Executive Board, and the Temple City American Little League Board.  In addition, Ms. Fish was a “Team Mom” for Temple City Youth Cheer, AYSO Soccer, Junior Varsity Girls Basketball, Junior Girls Softball and Youth Football, served as Chairperson and Member of the Cloverly Elementary School Site Council, volunteered for five years on the High School Grad Nite Committee, and was a Western Association of Schools and Colleges’ Parent/Community Committee member for Temple City High School.  In 2010, she received the Temple City Unified School District’s Temple City High School VIP Volunteer Award.

Currently, Ms. Fish, employed as the Temple City Camellia Festival Director, finds time to volunteer for several organizations including the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association, Saint Luke Catholic Church and the Temple City Chamber of Commerce, where she serves on the Miss Temple City Pageant Committee, and the chamber’s Golf Tournament Committee.  In 2009 and 2010 she received the chamber’s Community Service Award.  In addition, Nanette is a Temple City Parks and Recreation Commissioner and enjoys participating in various fundraising walks for cancer awareness.

Nanette and her husband, Kevin, have been married for 26 years and have 2 children, Cameron and Lainie.

Every March, during Women’s History Month, Rep. Schiff honors one outstanding woman from each of the communities in the 29th Congressional District.  These women come from all walks of life and represent the thousands of women who make a positive impact in our region.  While there are no specific criteria for nomination, Rep. Schiff looks for women who — through their work or volunteerism — have improved the quality of life for our community.

Rep. Schiff represents California’s 29th Congressional District, which includes the communities of Alhambra, Altadena, Burbank, Glendale, Monterey Park, Pasadena, San Gabriel, South Pasadena and Temple City.

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