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outh County is a wonderful mosaic of first-generation immigrants, East coast transplants, and California natives. We’re an integral part of mighty Santa Clara County and despite our modest size, we are richly blessed with people of vision. At TODAY we appreciate the opportunity each year to highlight people in Gilroy, Morgan Hill and San Martin who contribute to the development and preservation of assets that benefit the entire community—schools, libraries, sports complexes, senior centers, cultural arts venues, historic downtowns, wineries, nurseries, farmlands, ranches, places of worship, parks and open space. If there’s one thing we learn from each other, it’s that community spirit is the tie that binds, keeps us focused on quality of life for all, and reminds us why we love South County, this place we call home. gmh Written By Robin Shepherd GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN FEBRUARY/MARCH 2018 25