On Tuesday at a luncheon in Hollywood, Rep. Adam Schiff honored inspiring women from communities in the 28th Congressional District – Hollywood, West Hollywood, Burbank, Pasadena, Silver Lake, Echo Park, Elysian Valley, Los Feliz, Sunland–Tujunga, Glendale, Atwater Village, La Cañada Flintridge and La Crescenta. This recognition is made each year during Women’s History Month.
Among them was La Crescenta resident Cheryl Davis.
“It’s such an honor to be named Congressman Adam Schiff’s ‘Woman of the Year’ for the 28th Congressional District,” Davis said. “[On Tuesday] I was invited to attend a luncheon with Congressman Schiff and all the Women of the Year awardees. What an amazing group of women! I was very impressed as each honoree described how they were involved in their community. Their eyes lit up, their passion was evident, and I was inspired (again) to volunteer in our community. I’d really like to thank Congressman Schiff for this incredible award and honor.”
Schiff was equally delighted to meet the honorees.
“It was an honor and a pleasure to meet with the 2014 Women of the Year awardees, and to recognize their outstanding work and community leadership,” he said. “Each woman honored today has demonstrated an ability to help others, to work tirelessly for a cause important to us all, and to make our communities a better place. They serve as a shining example of service throughout the 28th Congressional District, and it was wonderful to recognize their extraordinary work and capabilities,” Schiff stated.
Every year, during Women’s History Month, Schiff honors one outstanding woman from each of the communities in the 28th Congressional District. These women come from all walks of life and represent the thousands of women who make a positive impact in the region. While there are no specific criteria for nomination, Schiff looks for women who — through their work or volunteerism — have improved the quality of life for the community.
The following is a tribute to Cheryl Davis read by Rep. Schiff:
“I rise today in honor of Women’s History Month. Each year, we pay special tribute to the contributions and sacrifices made by our nation’s women. It is an honor to pay homage to outstanding women who are making a difference in my Congressional District. I would like to recognize a remarkable woman, Cheryl Davis of La Crescenta.
“Ms. Davis was raised in San Jose and moved to Southern California to attend the University of California, Los Angeles, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in biochemistry. Currently, Ms. Davis is a law firm administrator at Bradley & Gmelich in Glendale.
“Ms. Davis is very active in her community. She served as president of the Crescenta Valley Town Council for four years, and now serves as the corresponding secretary. Ms. Davis is the current coordinator for the Montrose-Glendale Christmas Parade, treasurer for Prom Plus and the CV Fireworks Association, and secretary for the Glendale Educational Foundation – Summer School. In addition, Ms. Davis is a member of CV DOGS, the volunteer group responsible for establishing the first Los Angeles County operated dog park at Crescenta Valley Park. Ms. Davis is also an avid volunteer at the Fire House Youth center.
“Ms. Davis and her husband Mark have one daughter, Katie, who is a student at Crescenta Valley High School.
‘I ask all members to join me in honoring an exceptional woman of California’s 28th Congressional District, Cheryl Davis.
Below is a full list of all the honorees this year:
Also honored were Alexandra Helfrich (Burbank), Alice Steere Coulombe (Pasadena), Barbara Ferris (Los Feliz), Blaire Lennane (Elysian Valley), Christy Schilling (Glendale), Drian Juarez (Hollywood), Martha Burns (La Cañada Flintridge), Nadine Trujillo (Silver Lake), Elizabeth Garo (Echo Park), Ruth Williams (West Hollywood), Shelli-Anne Couch (Atwater Village), and Sonia Tatulian (Tujunga).
For all honorees’ tributes, visit