2017 Volunteer of the Year

Randall Courtney, Kathie Fink and Dan McMillan present the Volunteer of the Year award to Carlos Gallardo, Farmers & Merchants Bank

Carlos Gallardo – Farmers & Merchants Bank

Volunteers are the cornerstone of our organization and are vital to raising awareness in the communities in which they live and work. Each year, the Santa Fe Springs Chamber honors an individual for their commitment to outstanding volunteerism and making a difference. This award recognizes an outstanding volunteer for their valuable and selfless dedication, and contributions.

Carlos Gallardo, Farmers & Merchants Bank, this year’s recipient is a quiet force behind the scenes. Carlos is an Ambassador and a mentor with our YEF mentoring program and is a strong supporter of both the Chamber and the Youth Enrichment Fund and offers to help wherever he sees a need. He is always available to help and is willing to take on the jobs that no one else wants to do. He

Carlos often refers new business to the Chamber and even goes on marketing calls with Colin. Prior to the Business Expo, he canvased businesses inviting people to attend. He helped with set up & clean up and did parking lot duty during the Business Expo (which is one of those jobs no one wants!)
At the golf tournament – Carlos got up early to help set up and then spent the day running a contest hole for the Chamber.
On a personal note, Carlos is a husband and father and an award winning DJ, he volunteers his time distributing food to underprivileged families and is an all-around nice guy.

We are proud to name Carlos Gallardo of Farmers & Merchants Bank the 2017 Volunteer of the year.

Past Recipients

1989 MARK BEIMFORD
1990 DON FOSS
1991 CHUCK JORDAN
1992 DIANNE GIFFIN
1993 CARIE MOUREY
1994 MARSHA ANDERSEN
1995 SUSAN CROWELL
1996 ROGER HARTTER
1997 GEDNEY GALLAGHER
1998 KEVIN KUKLOK
1999 CHARLENE HORTON
2000 MARY JACKSON
2001 CAROLYN REGGIO
2002 CHERYL TURNER
2003 SHANNAN QUANDT
2004 PAUL FLECK
2005 RICK LANDIS
2006 DEBBIE BAKER
2007 RITA DE BENEDICTIS
2008 RENEE WHITE-STOECKLE
2009 WENDY MEADOR
2010 TED SPASEFF
2011 LISA BOYAJIAN
2012 JOANNE KLEMM
2013 ELIZABETH (BETTY) SANCHEZ
2014 MICHAEL AGUILAR
2015 TERI BAZEN
2016 CLAUDIA FIMBRES
2017 CARLOS GALLARDO