Local resident Diane Parro has been honored as Yolo County Woman of the Year for the Fourth Assembly District. In recognition of Women’s History Month, Assemblymember Bill Dodd honored one woman from each of the counties he represents who have made significant contributions in their respective communities.
“It’s an honor to receive this award, and I want to recognize the many outstanding women in our community. It’s truly a pleasure to work every day to help make our city and county a better place to live,” said Woman of the Year Diane Parro. “I really appreciate this recognition from Assemblymember Dodd and look forward to continuing to work with so many great people in our community.”
Diane currently serves as the Chief Innovation Officer for the City of Davis. In that role, she is liaison to local business and is engaged in business attraction and retention. The city has put special effort into fostering the innovation, entrepreneurship and start-up activity that is initiated on the campus at UC Davis. She facilitates the newly formed Broadband Advisory Task Force and Living Wage Task Force and is very engaged in regional collaborative efforts to promote our vibrant thriving region.
“Diane truly embodies the spirit of a dedicated public servant, and has helped make our communities in Yolo County stronger in many capacities over the years,” said Assemblymember Bill Dodd. “Yolo County is an amazing place, and inspiring leaders like Diane are a central part of that.”
Diane has been recognized for her track record of collaboration and community involvement. She previously served as Deputy to Yolo County Supervisor Don Saylor and as Executive Director of the Yolo County Visitors Bureau. Among her community volunteerism, Diane has served on the board of directors of the Davis Farmer’s Market, Davis Arts Center, and Davis Food Co-op.
Assemblymember Bill Dodd represents the 4th Assembly District, which includes all or portions of Yolo, Solano, Napa, Lake, Colusa, and Sonoma Counties. You can learn more about the district at www.asm.ca.gov/dodd.