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people watch S outh Santa Clara Valley is home to busy, hard-working people who give generously through community service. They value Gilroy, Morgan Hill and San Martin as great places to raise their kids and enjoy an active retirement. They welcome opportunities to gather at downtown venues, community centers and local parks to enjoy time together, whether it’s for a fundraiser, a holiday parade, or a family celebration. In years past, our community spirit has kept us connected, focused on quality of life for all, reminding us why we love this place we call home. In 2017 this will be more important than ever. For a region of our size, we are richly blessed with people of vision who have inspired and supported the development and preservation of assets that benefit the whole community— libraries, sports complexes, senior centers, cultural arts venues, historic downtowns, wineries, nurseries, farmlands, ranches, parks and open space. At gmhTODAY we appreciate the opportunity to highlight a few of these people to watch. Written By Robin Shepherd 24 GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2017 gmhtoday.com