EBHO Board member Cathy Craig, JP Morgan Chase representative and sponsor Georgette Bhathena, and Alameda Point Collaborative Development Director Theresa Howe
Executive Director Amie Fishman and her daughter Liza Bea made a special guest appearance!
Emcee Reverend Clarence Johnson and Deputy Director Gloria Bruce get ready for showtime!
Our volunteer registration team - greeting guests at the kickoff year after year!
Ale Industries of Concord poured local microbrews.
EBHO's star intern crew: Brisa, Christina, and Michelle
Maryann Sargent of the City of Oakland brings her little one, proving that the kickoff is really an all-ages event!
Affordable Housing Advocacy Champion James Vann after receiving his award from Oakland City Councilmember Nancy Nadel.
Jane Micallef, Director of Housing for the City of Berkeley, with Eve Stewart, EBHO board member and Director of Development at Affordable Housing Associates.
Concord Mayor Laura Hoffmeister
EBHO Board Members Peggy Lee of NPH and Wendy Jackson of East Oakland Community Project
A tasty end to the evening.
Reverend Phil Lawson and Reverend Greggory Brown get into the groove!
Rosanne Nieto accepts the award on behalf of the Concord Naval Weapons Station Neighborhood Alliance.
Public Advocates staff enjoy the delicious buffet from Market Hall.
Residents from Valdez Plaza pose with Cindy Wong of Satellite Housing.
More Satellite residents!
Board member emeritus Louis Chicoine of Abode Services and past EBHO ED Sean Heron, now with the Oakland Housing Authority.
Deborah Carney and friends show their spirit!
Common Counsel Foundation CEO Ron Rowell presents the Advocacy Champion award to his longtime colleague and friend Tessa Rouverol Callejo.
Survival Groove provided the soundtrack for the evening.
Tessa Rouverol Callejo accepts her award and moves the crowd with her heartfelt words.
Rev. Johnson presents Amie, her husband Nick Griffin, and Liza with a baby gift from the EBHO community.
A surprise baby gift for Amie and Nick ended the evening!
Concord's own Ale Industries supplied beer on tap.
Satellite resident Carrie Mercy, EBHO Director of Resident Organizing Shawn Rowland, and Satelitte project manager Cindy Heavens.
Joanne Tornatore-Pili, EBALDC board member, and EBHO intern Brisa Rojas.
EBHO's Adminstrative and Membership Coordinator Joyet Beyene - and her baby-to-be!
EBHO Board Member Wendy Jackson and Theresa Ballard Dias.
Abu, Janny, and Gina proudly represent BOSS (Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency).
Gloria Bruce and honoree Tessa Rouverol Callejo in their matching purple!
BOSS's Michael Diehl chats with Rev. Lawson.
EBHO's extraordinary board members in full welcoming mode: Peggy Jen of Bay Area LISC, Darin Lounds of Housing Consortium of the East Bay, and Anne Cory of Corporation for Supportive Housing.
Lisa Joyner of US Bank and Georgette Bhathena of JP Morgan Chase.
Daniel Cohen and Sage Foster catch up over microbrews.
Leah Rothstein and Elissa Dennis
The Concord Naval Weapons Station Neighborhood Alliance proudly poses with their award.
Tom Vitek of HUD and award presenter Ron Rowell of the Common Counsel Foundation are amused!
Helen Huling, Serena Chen of American Lung Association in California, and MeLani Daos with the Oakland Housing Authority.
Two Marys - Fenelon and Hennessy!
Marla Wilson with Greenbelt Alliance.
David Dologite of TNDC, Ahdi Nagraj with MidPen, and guest.
EBHO Board Chair Anne Cory welcomes the crowd.