The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors presented several Los Altos and Mountain View organizations with the Service Medal during a meeting last week for their dedication and commitment to the community during the pandemic.
Many local organizations were recognized, including Los Altos United Methodist Church, Los Altos Community Foundation and the Los Altos Chamber of Commerce. The chamber, led by president Kim Mosley, like other local chambers, has dealt with small businesses that have borne the brunt of the economic effects of the public health crisis.
County Supervisor Joe Simitian announced the awardees for his district, which includes Los Altos and Mountain View.
In Mountain View, Simitian saluted Community Services Agency, which assists individuals and families on low or fixed incomes, the homeless and seniors; and Peter Katz, president of that city’s Chamber of Commerce.
He also gave a shout-out to Anthony Carnesecca, Los Altos’ economic development coordinator.
“This is his first role in government,” Simitian said. “Welcome to public service, Anthony. It’s a challenge, no doubt about it.”
Simitian added that there could have been many more recipients.
“We’re blessed to live in a Valley where so many good folks want to do so much good work,” he said.