Northstate Senator Jim Nielsen recognized Casey Hatcher, an advocate of the Camp Fire survivors and Butte County’s Business Ombudsman, as the Fourth Senate District’s Woman of the Year.
“Casey is our unsung heroine,” said Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Tehama). “The work Casey has done and continues to do on behalf of Camp Fire victims and survivors is extraordinary. She helps thousands of people learn about the rebuilding process and fire debris removal.”
In accepting of this recognition, Casey Hatcher, a resident of Chico said, “It is such an honor to be recognized as Woman of the Year. I grew up in Northern California and found my passion serving the public. We've been through quite a year, and I'm lucky to have exceptional mentors and be part of a team of people who work tirelessly to help our communities.”
Each year, the California State Senate honors a woman who dedicates her time to help others in the community.
Throughout its history, California has benefited immensely from the contributions of women who possess great public spirit and have taken a keen interest in local affairs.
Senator Nielsen added, “Casey plays a critical role in bringing back businesses to our fire-torn region. She brings together local economic development providers, and state and federal partners to solve immediate needs of affected businesses and employees.”