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Millbrae Man and Woman of the Year Honored for 47 Years of Service to the Community

Post Date:10/21/2016 2:46 PM

Tonight, the Mayor’s Civic Coordinating Council and the Millbrae Chamber of Commerce will honor Calvin Chin and Doris Morse as this year’s Millbrae Man and Woman of the Year. The event, one of the most important local events for the past 43 years, honors the work and dedication of volunteers whose efforts have made Millbrae a great place to live. Nominees must live or work in Millbrae, and have performed charitable, humanitarian, community, or heroic acts for which they have not been compensated.    

“It is my great honor to recognize Calvin and Doris for their dedicated service to everyone who lives, works and plays in Millbrae,” said Millbrae Mayor Anne Oliva. “Whether spending hundreds of hours to serve our youth, such as Calvin, or spending more than 36 years diligently working to improve our community’s quality-of-life, such as Doris, this year’s man and woman of the year are living examples of service, charity and love we all should strive to be like.”

As the Millbrae Man of the Year, Calvin Chin was nominated and chosen for his more than 11 years of service to the City, serving our youth as: a founding member of the Millbrae Educational Foundation, a board member of the Green Hills Elementary School PTA, chair of the local Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts, and supporter of numerous Mills High School teen programs. In addition, Calvin served as a board member of the Millbrae Community Foundation and as past-president of the Millbrae Lion’s Club.

“Work hard, play hard, and give back is certainly the mindset and family culture that my late wife, Liza, and I tried to instill with our children, Kelly and Jordan,” said Calvin Chin. “Like the Cub Scouts’ motto ‘Do Your Best,’ we tried to lead by example. As a humble community volunteer, it has been, and continues to be, my honor to help others succeed.” 

As the Millbrae Woman of the Year, Doris Morse was nominated and chosen for her more than 36 years of service to the City, serving as: past-president and current director of the Friends of the Millbrae Library, state coordinator for Sister Cities International, and an active member of the Millbrae Lion’s Club. In addition, Doris has been a tireless advocate for women and children’s issues as a member of the Soroptimists International, League of Women Voters, and San Mateo County Commission on the Status of Women. Notably, Doris was elected and served on the Millbrae City Council for 12 years, three of which she served as mayor.

“As working parents, most of our volunteer work revolved around our kids’ schools and church activities. After they left home, my desire to continue public service was strong, so I joined the Friends of the Millbrae Library and the Soroptimist Club,” said Doris Morse.  "After retiring, I had time to enlarge my volunteer activities and I joined Sister Cities International, the League of Women Voters and AARP'S Drivers Safety Program. Public service is a great calling, and I have been proud to serve our city for more than 30 years.”

Founded in 1948, the City of Millbrae is a growing community to more than 22,000 people who call the City home. Centrally located next to SFO, the Millbrae Intermodal Station, Interstate 280, and Highway 101, Millbrae provides Bay Area commuters and visitors with easy access to San Francisco, the Easy Bay, and the Silicon Valley. Millbrae is governed by a five-person city council with an annually rotating member holding the position of mayor. 

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