Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on March 16, 2004 · Page 28
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Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California · Page 28

Ukiah, California
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Tuesday, March 16, 2004
Page 28
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6 Redwood Region Logging Conference March 2004 Annual Achievement Award Winner, Chris Baldo The Board of Directors of the Redwood Region Logging Conference is proud to present Chris Baldo as our 2004 recipient of the Conference Adiievement Award. As is outlined in the short summary below, Chris has provided a wealth of energy, effort, and skill to all aspects of his professional life, and continues to demonstrate an undying commitment to his industry as well as to the efforts of the Redwood Region Logging Conference. Chris was born in Oakland California in 1950, and began his adventures in the woods with summers spent hiking in the mountains of the Sierra Nevada. Chris attended the University of California at the Berkeley School Of Forestry graduating with the class of 1973. His first professional position was as a special projects forester for the Weyerhauser Corporation in Raymond, Washington. Following completion of his project for Weyerhauser, Chris traveled to the United Nations Tropical Forestry School at Turrialba, Costa Rica. Returning to the United States in 1976, Chris formed a partnership with a Berkeley classmate, Bruce Burton, and founded the Willits Redwood Company. The Company survives to this day, having provided forestry consulting services, contract logging services and specialized sawmill and lumber production which is it's current focus. In addition to his lifelong professional interests, the people and machinery that comprise the timber industry have been die source of Provided by RRLC Chris Baldo, 2004 Achievement Award Recipient continuous effort and dedication by Chris. As a founding member of the Roots of Motive Power organization, Chris and his peers provide an important link between die storied history of the Umber industry, and today's generations who lack any real tie to their community's legacy. Through his ongoing and dedicated efforts, today's generation can see and feel rather than just read and imagine. Chris has served the RRLC for over -??-- years with two terms as a director, and a year as President in 2000. Chris has earned professor emeritus status for his coordination of the Sawmill Shootout contests. His available free time is spent supporting his community as a Captain with the Litde Lake Volunteer Fire Department, and an occasional trip to a mountain cabin near Covelo. Above all, we value and salute Chris for his ever-present smile and can do attitude. Please join us in recognizing our 2004 Achievement Award winner, Chris Baldo. Keynote Speaker ^^ _ . .. » i. i . . "A. G. Kawamura is widely respected or his experience as a third- generation grower and shipper. His depth of knowledge of California's agricultural Ind restoring the Governor Am Governor A.G. Kawamu California D Agriculture (i 2003. Sec produce Orange Co grows stra 1 other spe founding brother, Produce, agricultu experien the expanl Southern He began his agricultural career as a beekeeper and was a roadside stand operator before entering into his family business as a produce salesman for Western Marketing Company of California. In 1978, he managed sales and exports for eight years before transitioning to the production side of the company. In 1996, Western Marketing Company became Orange County Produce, LLC. He managed the company's growing and harvesting operations. Secretary Kawamura has a long history of public service to his community and to agriculture. At the time of his appointment, he was a member of the California State Board of Food and Agriculture, where he had served since 1998. He is the immediate past chairman of the Agricultural Technical Advisory Committee for Fruits, Vegetables and Horticultural Products, a USDA advisory position for international so held board positions promoting agricultural partnerships with organizations combating hunger, he arranged for thousands of volunteers to harvest and glean over a million pounds of produce for area food banks. His nationally recognized urban projects, such as the 7-acre Juan .. Secretary Kawamura is i known for his passion for education and for his commitment to die issues of hunger and nutrition. As president of Orange County Harvest, a non-profit >alition Orange County Second Harvest Food Bank's Humanitarians Against Hunger 2000 Award MACHINERY COMPANY, INC. Branches Throughout the Pacific Northwest 3428 JACOBS AVENUE, EUREKA, CALIFORNIA 95501 E-MAIL: 707/443-6388 • FAX 707/442-1086 COMPRESSORS, PUMPS, BLOWERS AND VACUUM SYSTEMS Anderson, Lucas, Somerville & Borges, LLP Certified Public AccountHiits Supporting the timber industry Fortune (707)725.4442 Eureka (707)445.3078 ® II KEN WORTH REDWOOD KENWORTH COMPANY PARTS, SALES, AND SERVICE 1-800-344-9211 1-707-444-9211 1-707-444-3021 FAX

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