Town Crier Report
Los Altos resident Duncan MacVicar is among the honorees at this year’s “Hometown Heroes” breakfast, sponsored by the Community Services Agency. The recognition event is scheduled 7:15 a.m. Sept. 14 at the Crowne Plaza Cabaña Hotel, 4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto.
“Hometown Heroes” are individuals and businesses honored for their philanthropic contributions to the local community and CSA, the nonprofit, social-services safety net for residents of Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Mountain View.
MacVicar is a longtime community volunteer for a number of local organizations, including CSA, the Methodist Church, the American Cancer Society, El Camino Hospital, Craigslist Foundation and the Career Action Center. He co-founded the North County Homeless Housing Coalition and the California Veterans Legal Task Force. He has served on CSA’s board of directors for six years, with a stint as president, and was instrumental in leading the organization through a strategic planning process that led to the adoption in 2011 of a new three-year plan.
The other 2012 honorees are:
• Hidden Villa. The nonprofit educational preserve in Los Altos Hills uses organic farming, wilderness and community to teach and offer opportunities to learn about the environment and social justice. For the past seven years, Hidden Villa has supplied CSA with nearly 10,000 pounds a year of organic produce for low-income families.
• Tied House Brewery & Cafe. The family-owned Mountain View restaurant has donated time, money, food and expertise to many local non-profit agencies. Tied House co-sponsors the Mountain View Art & Wine Festival and has hosted CSA’s volunteer recognition event for the past three years. The restaurant participates in CSA’s “Chefs Who Care” program, has been a food sponsor for CSA’s past two spring galas and provides social-media expertise to upgrade the agency’s communication efforts.
“It truly takes collaboration among residents, government and businesses for Community Services Agency to accomplish its mission, especially in this economic climate,” said Executive Director Tom Myers. “The ‘Hometown Heroes’ event recognizes these efforts.’”
Individual tickets for the breakfast are $45. Partners/Sponsorships begin at $500.