Assembly Member James Gallagher (R-Yuba City) honored Teri DuBose as the Third Assembly District 2019 Woman of the Year. Teri is a small business owner, charity organizer, and volunteer firefighter with Cal-Fire in Butte County. Ms. DuBose was honored during a special Assembly ceremony at the State Capitol for her dedication to serving her community in the Third Assembly District.
As the co-owner of a multi-generational family business, Teri believes in supporting her community and recognizing those who help make it a better and safer place. Through her work as a volunteer firefighter, Teri was assigned to the Camp Fire, where she spent approximately 80 hours on duty within the first two weeks. Additionally, to show her support for her fellow emergency responders, Teri organized appreciation lunches and appreciation dinners, each drawing hundreds of personnel, for those who put their lives on the line during the Camp Fire.
In addition to her responsibilities as a co-owner of Broadway Pawn and volunteer firefighter, Teri frequently makes time to train and provide on-site medical support for community events. This volunteer work has earned her recognition from the Durham Friends of the Library and former Chico Mayor Sean Morgan, who stated, “Teri is a volunteer’s volunteer. Never one to see a challenge and delegate, she charges in leading others and makes necessary changes before most people knew there was a problem.”
“Teri’s work as a volunteer firefighter, small business owner, and charity organizer is instrumental in helping the community of Chico and the greater Butte County come together and thrive,” said Gallagher. “When the going gets tough, Teri steps up to the plate and helps however she can. I am proud to have the opportunity to honor Teri and look forward to seeing her future work in the community.”
Held annually, the Woman of the Year ceremony celebrates California’s extraordinary women. The first ceremony was held in 1987 to help commemorate Women’s History Month. The event has become an annual Capitol tradition to salute women who have performed outstanding community service.
Teri expressed her dedication to serving the community, “I am both humbled and honored to be named Woman of the Year. All I set out to do was help the community and to recognize those who go above and beyond, I never imagined that I’d be recognized for it.”