Angela Rundles Honored
Apr 03, 2017 01:13PM
● By Elena Hutslar
Local resident Angela Rundles has been honored as the 2017 Contra Costa County Woman of the Year for the Third Senate District. In recognition of Women’s History Month, Senator Bill Dodd honored one woman from each of the counties he represents who has made significant contributions to her respective community.
"I want to thank Senator Dodd for this incredible honor,” said Angela Rundles. “This award was a joyous surprise, and I appreciate the senator’s activism and community engagement, including visits to the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Diablo Valley, in the short time he has been representing Contra Costa County."
Angela is the founder of Rundles & Associates, an event management company that focuses on creative collaboration with non-profits and their board and committees to produce highly successful fundraising events. In the many events she produces, Angela insists on hiring local vendors and agencies to promote her community’s local economy. Prior to running her own business, Angela worked for the Oakland Athletics as a corporate events manager.
“Angela’s engagement in the community as a small business owner and volunteer sets an inspiring standard for others to follow,” said Senator Dodd. “She leads by example, not just in her own career, but on her own time by volunteering on the boards of local organizations and nonprofits.”
Angela currently serves as the board chair of the Boys & Girls Club of the Diablo Valley, where she has overseen an increase in youth attendance by 40 percent. She also oversees the organization’s merger with the Boys & Girls Club of El Sobrante to form the Boys & Girls Club of Contra Costa, where she will serve as the first chair. Angela has also served on the board for the Martinez Chamber of Commerce and chaired the successful Martinez Mayor’s Cup golf tournament.
Senator Bill Dodd represents the 3rd Senate District, which includes all or portions of Contra Costa, Solano, Napa, Sonoma, Yolo, and Sacramento Counties. You can learn more about the district and Senator Dodd at www.sen.ca.gov/dodd.