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October 28, 2021 – At its October program meeting, the American Association of University Women (AAUW) Nevada County Branch presented Deb Cubberley with its 2021 Edi Silverman Community Service Award.  Since 2003, the Edi Silverman Community Service Award has recognized annually a branch member who has made outstanding contributions to the community.

Deb Cubberley

In announcing the award selection, 2020 Award Recipient Susie Monary-Wilson pointed to Cubberley’s knack for identifying needs and then pitching in to help address them, sharing her many skills and talents along the way.  During her tenure with AAUW Nevada County Branch, she has stepped up to serve in a variety of roles, including Membership, Local Scholarships, Secretary, and Hiking Group Leader.  She also has helped coordinate the AAUW Ladies Night Out for a Cause and the Holiday Stocking Project – both benefitting Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Nevada County.

            “Beyond her AAUW involvement, Deb has found various ways to make the lives of her fellow Nevada County residents better, too,” notes Monary-Wilson.  Those ways include tutoring adult English-language learners, helping with her Rattlesnake Neighborhood’s quarterly clean-up efforts, and assisting  with the Nevada County Fire Safe Council’s Green Waste drop-off.  In addition, Cubberley has volunteered with Habitat for Humanity in building homes and with the Bear Yuba Land Trust in building, maintaining, and cleaning up trails throughout Western Nevada County.

AAUW membership is open to individuals with an associate, baccalaureate, or higher degree from a qualified educational institution. The Nevada County Branch offers “Friends of AAUW” membership for individuals interested in participating in branch interest groups and other activities, but who have not had the opportunity to complete a degree.  For more information about AAUW in Nevada County and/or becoming a member or “Friend of AAUW,” go to or call 530-470-9395.