Grass Valley, CA – The five area Rotary Clubs announced the presentation of this year’s awards program, People of Action, to honor Police, Fire, Health Care, Grocery and School workers who supported our community selflessly during the last two years of COVID, wildfires and storms our community has endured.

The People of Action awards event will take place Sunday, March 27 from 4pm to 6pm at the Miner’s Foundry Cultural Center. The cost is $25 at the door payable by cash, check or credit card. Small plates will be served, and a no host bar will be available to purchase drinks. RSVP 530-802-6501 or

The following individuals from various sectors will be honored:


Dan Frisella, Kelly Rhoden, Chris Espedal


Captain Scott Eckman and Captain Sean Ryan


John Herrera and Zack Laferriere


ZsaZsa Wied and Sam Brown


Retired Commander George Steffenson

Consolidated Fire

Nicole Long

Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital

Josh Sher, RN and Sue Urban

Grocery Stores

Justin Painter, SPD Markets

John Bivens, Briar Patch

Michelle Peregoy, Briar Patch

Chris Bullock, SaveMart

Non Profits

Kay Baker, Women’s Relief Society

Jan Hedman, Women’s Relief Society

Nicole Neely, Food Bank

Phil Alonzo, Interfaith Food Ministry