Supervisor Chaffee Annual Kindness Awards - OCEA Recognition!

OCEA member,

Last week District 4 County Supervisor Chaffee recognized OCEA’s own Gus Castellanos during the 2020 Kindness Awards! Gus works on the communications team and you have probably seen him at an OCEA event or in the community.

Take a moment to watch the video that was put together by the Chaffee team showcasing Gus’ work.

Thank you Gus for bringing so much kindness to our community!

In Solidarity,

Lezlee Neebe
OCEA President


PRESS RELEASE: Supervisor Chaffee Hosts Virtual Second Annual Fourth District Kindness Award Ceremony


Santa Ana, CA. (November 13, 2020) – Supervisor Doug Chaffee hosted the virtual Second Annual Fourth District Kindness Awards Ceremony on Friday, November 13th.

Following the Former Mayor of Anaheim Tom Tait’s successful initiative to encourage acts of kindness, Supervisor Chaffee asked residents in the Fourth District to nominate individuals who display exceptional kindness and/or community service and who live, work, serve, and/or volunteer in the Fourth Supervisorial District Cities.

“I was inspired by the Honorable Tom Tait, who promoted Anaheim as a City of Kindness, to promote kindness in the Fourth District. Kindness provides a foundational bridge that connects people, no matter their situation, experiences, or beliefs. I am honored to be able to recognize individuals in the Fourth District who are promoting kindness towards others,” said Supervisor Chaffee.

Nominations for the Second Annual Fourth District Kindness Awards were accepted from September 7, 2020 to October 16, 2020. A total of received 35 nominations from across the Fourth District.

A panel of judges scored the nominees' applications: The Honorable Tom Tait, The Honorable Bill Steiner, Charles Barfield, and Joe Pak. After the judges scored the applications, an honoree with the highest application score was chosen from each city in the Fourth District.

The honorees for the Second Annual Fourth District Kindness Awards Ceremony were: George G. Grachen from the City of Anaheim, Pastor Doug Green from the City of Brea, Carol McCann from the City of Buena Park, the Monson Family and the KM Legacy Foundation from the City of Fullerton, Carrie Surich from the City of La Habra, and Brian Yamaguchi from the City of Placentia.

Supervisor Chaffee also recognized Gus Castellanos from the City of Placentia for the Honorary Kindness Award.



Orange County Supervisor Doug Chaffee represents the Fourth District, which includes the cities of Fullerton, La Habra, Brea, Placentia, and portions of Anaheim and Buena Park. In his first term, Supervisor Chaffee has combatted homelessness by supporting the creation of and allocating funding to the Buena Park and Placentia Navigation Centers and has spurred economic development by reinvesting $14.5 million to small businesses in the Fourth District.


Doug Chaffee
Supervisor, Orange County Board of Supervisors

Publication Date: November 17, 2020