"N Factor" Nominees Announced

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Nominees for the “N Factor” community appreciation and recognition ceremony were announced today in a press release issued by Vice Mayor Angelique Ashby’s office.

The first-time community event is meant to recognize Natomas-area residents and business people who make a difference by getting involved, caring about their community and giving it their all.

The N Factor is set for 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on April 14 at the Benvenuti Arts Center.

There will be one winner in six different categories, but all nominees will be acknowledged during the festivities. Winners have been selected by a panel of community leaders and business owners.

“We believe that all the nominees have that ‘special something’ that really makes our community a great place to live and work,” reads the press releases.

The following were nominated by their fellow community members, for their service in the following categories:

Distinguished Community Business Partner
Paladin Security (Matt Carroll)
UPS Store on Del Paso (Singh Family)
Natomas Buzz (Brandy Tuzon Boyd)
Fast Signs (Ed & Amy Koop)
Alleghany Properties (Greg Guardino)
Richard & Angie Sanders (Natomas Girls Fast Pitch Softball)
It’s a Grind (Monica & Victor Rodriguez)
Capital Pathways (Scott Dosick)
N Magazine (Dennis Spear)

Distinguished Community Service (Individual or group)
Anna Vue (Inderkum Baccalaureate Program)
John Shiels (River Oaks Community Association Leadership and Community Leader)
Linn Hom (Volunteer and Community Leader)
Joedy Zapara (Regency Park Neighborhood Association Community Leader)
Glenn Sayers (Live Well Natomas)

Distinguished Community Service (Organization)
Relay for Life (Manuel & Sonja Hernandez)
Mexican Consulate (Carlos Gonzalez Gutierrez)

Outstanding Teen Service (Service by an individual teenager or teen service organization)
Dilpreet Mayall – District One Youth Advisory Committee, Inderkum High School Student
Richard Hervey – District One Youth Commissioner – Citywide, NP3 High School Student
Amanda Stanley – 2011 Assembly Holocaust Memorial Project Participant, NP3 High School Student
Airayana Calloway – 2011 Assembly Holocaust Memorial Project Participant, NP3 High School Student

Outstanding Service To Youth (Educator, Faith Leader, Coach, or Group)
Briza Trujillo Cardenas – Youth mentor and daycare provider
Christiana Dominguez – Sacramento YMCA Lead Advisor
Whitney Ueltzen – Westlake Charter Teacher
Vanita Davis – Natomas Jr. Nighthawks
Darin Wong – Kovar’s Natomas, Martial Arts
Rick Gott – Natomas Charter Teacher & Producer of Web Series “Dark Pool”
George Tapanes – Inderkum High School Principal
Monica Jones – Lights of Tomorrow

Couldn’t Have Done It Without You (An all-encompassing award category)
Melissa Matthews – Inderkum High School Teacher & Senior Project Coordinator
Anna Vue – Inderkum Baccalaureate Program
Dan & Susan Trescott with AIM Mail Center – Community Leadership
Molly Fling – Natomas Police & Community Resource Center Volunteer Coordinator

N Factor is a free event organized through Ashby’s office, the Natomas Chamber of Commerce and community leaders.

The event is open to all community members, nominees, friends and family. To attend, RSVP by at http://nfactor.eventbrite.com.

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