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2019 Woman of the Year Nominees

        Ann-Marie Bjorkman

        Co-Owner, HomeSmart Real Estate
        Nominated by the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley
        Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley (20 years)
        • Chairman of Annual Auction
        • Board president
        • Executive committee for Festival of Trees
        Legacy Christian Academy (8 years)
        • Organizer of Auction Gala
        Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Golf Tournament
        • Organizer of Gala Dinner and Auction
        Other: Domestic Violence Center of SCV, Circle of Hope, Old Town Newhall Association, HandsOn Santa
        Clarita, Michael Hoefflin, Single Mothers Outreach 2020 Mom, Chamber of Commerce Ambassador
        Organizational Impact: Ann-Marie is chairing the annual Boys & Girls Club Auction for the 4th year in a row.
        Championing for the kids and the club daily, and supporting all staff, Ann-Marie accepted her nomination as
        board president to lead and direct others on the board. Her role in the Auction includes contacting community
        leaders to ask for support for the club. To create a positive relationship with a new supporter, Ann-Marie pro-
        vides incentive to the supporter explaining how the help of a new business or person will positively affect the
        club and the community, making sure that the relationship reflects positively on everyone. Ann-Marie has cre-
        ated new partnerships and supporters. Ann-Marie’s greatest contribution is her time and effort. No matter what
        she is doing, Ann-Marie is always trying to find ways to incorporate the club into it. Ann-Marie’s connections
        are among her most vital assets, filling tables at events, finding volunteers, and requesting items for Auction.
        Biography: Ann-Marie has been an amazing partner to the Boys & Girls Club. She puts her whole heart into
        supporting the club because she believes in the mission. In addition to the club, Ann-Marie volunteers with
        Legacy Christian Academy, Single Mother’s Outreach, 2020 Mom, and has been involved with the Chamber of
        Commerce. All the while she is a devoted mother of two sons and helps her husband with their family business-
        es: HomeSmart and California Leasing.

        Sue Reynolds Buckley
        Career Development, Hart High School District
        Nominated by Child & Family Center
        Child & Family Center (One Year)
        • Board Member
        • Chair Finance Committee
        • Board Development Committee.
        Boy Scouts of America (30 years collectively, 7 years SCV)
        • Den Founder
        • Den Mother
        • Cub Master
        • Merit Badge Coach
        • Troop and District committees
        • Emcee
        • Leaders of Character committee
        SCV Domestic Violence Center (7 years)
        • Chairman
        • Executive board
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