• Annual Awards - Past Award Recipients

  • Robert P. Hatch Citizen of the Year

    1966: Leland "Butch" Simas (Man of the Year), Dorothy Datter (Woman of the Year) 
    1967: William Bernhardt (Man), Mae Lapp (Woman) 
    1968: Robert L. Nolan 
    1969: Elwin E. Mussell 
    1970: Carl W. Engel 
    1971: Catherine Kante Carey 
    1972: Dorothy Lyman 
    1973: Clarence Minetti 
    1974: Joe Sesto 
    1975: George C. Smith 
    1976: Margie Ziemba 
    1977: O.P. Chase
    1978: Dr. Robert Miller 
    1979: Sammy Minami 
    1980: Sue Sword 
    1980: Rev. J. Stanley Parke 
    1982: Chuck Hebard 
    1983: Joe White 
    1984: Henri Ardantz 
    1985: Joe Hagerman / Mike Rubcic (Posthumous) 
    1986: Bill Coltrin 
    1987: Brian Hall 
    1988: Dottie Lyons 
    1989: Herb Gerfen 
    1990: Don Lahr, Sr.
    1991: Tony Cossa
    1992: Darwin Sainz
    1993: Joe Olivera, Jr.
    1994-1995: Jay Will
    1996: George Crosby
    1997: Jim Diani
    1998: Agnes Grogan
    1999: R.H. Tesene
    2000: Mike Gibson
    2001: Joe Sesto "Mr. Santa Maria"
    2002: Dr. Dennis Shepard
    2003: Nat D. Fast
    2004: City of Santa Maria
    2005: Jim Glines
    2006: Dave Cross
    2007: Harrell Fletcher
    2008: Santa Maria Elks Lodge #1538
    2009: Mark Smith
    2010: Jim McLaughlin
    2011: VTC Enterprises
    2012: Rob Buchanan
    2013: Tom Martinez
    2014: Bob Hatch
    2015:Jim Peterson
    2016: Ed Murray
    2017: Bill Wurth
    2018: Orie & Gladys Johnson

  • Business of the Year

    1986: George Jeffers
    1987: Bill Frainer
    1988: Bonnie Royster
    1989: Bill Byrd
    1990: Bill Perry
    1991: Vickie Clift
    1992: Kathy Gilliland
    1993: Don Lahr, Jr.
    1994-95: Bud Neighbors
    1996 Ray Deutsch
    1997: Franziska Shepard
    1998: Dr. Robert Beavers
    1999: David Cross
    2000: Martin Testa
    2001: Harrell Fletcher
    2002: Darren Gee
    2003: Craig Stevens
    2004: Marian Hospital
    2005: Union Asphalt
    2006: VAFB
    2007: Cafe FX
    2008: Toyota of Santa Maria
    2009: Straw Hat Pizza
    2010: Okonite
    2011: Hardy Diagnostics
    2012: C&D Zodiac Aerospace
    2013: Bonipak
    2014: Community Bank of Santa Maria
    2015: Halsell Builders
    2016: Heritage Oaks Bank (Large), Studio 23 (Small)
    2017: Red Dog Management (Large), Testa Catering (Small)
    2018: Idler's Home (Large), Trattoria Uliveto (Small)

  • Robert F. Grogan Award for Public Service

    1990: Robert F. Grogan
    1991: Mike Maramonte
    1992: Joe Centeno
    1993: Robert Hossli
    1994-1995: Joe Hagerman
    1996: Judge Barbara Beck
    1997: Gordon Gill
    1998: Curtis Tunnell
    1999: Kirk Spry
    2000: Frank Salazar
    2001: Rod Rodenberger
    2002: Jack Buchanan
    2003: Bailey Hudson
    2004: Recreation & Parks Department
    2005: Art Montandon
    2006: Bruno Brunello
    2007: Laurie Tamura
    2008: John Everett
    2009: Alex Posada
    2010: Trent Benedetti
    2011: Tim Ness
    2012: Larry Lavagnino
    2013: Rodger Brown
    2014: Joni Gray
    2015: Rick Sweet
    2016: Bob Orach
    2017: Ralph Martin
    2018: Rick Haydon

  • Nonprofit of the Year

    2018: Santa Maria Business Development Center

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