Milpitas Mayor Carmen Montano, Vice Mayor Evelyn Chua and Councilmember Garry Barbadillo on April 27 honored the 116 commissioners who served the city in 2022.
At a Commissioners’ Recognition Celebration at the Milpitas Community Center, Montano expressed her appreciation for the commissioners’ dedication to residents and their advisory role to council. Members of each commission were received a certificate of appreciation for their service, including:
Arts Commissioners Robin Hays, Joyita Ghose, John Agg, Giuliana Brahim, Jamie Hekkelman, Cheryl Oldham, Sandeep Umarani, Christine Lee, Mona Sampath Khan and Helen Qui;
Community Advisory Commissioners Vishal Gandhi, Jinky Peralta, Thelma Batilo, Oscar Leon, Jose Rosario, Van Lan Truong, Monica Rodriguez, Kavita Sreedhar and Jose Geronimo;
Economic Development and Trade Commissioners Casey McNeil, Chris Norwood, Lynne Rice, Parkash Daryani, Cheri Romero, Paul Medawar, Conrad Schapira, Michael L. Nguyen and Stephen Huang;
Energy and Environmental Sustainability Commissioners Jeffrey Hogg, Christopher Salian, Jared Acosta, Patti Sexton, Vikash Venkataramana, Charles Lingle, Felix Mbuga, Carmelo Coronel and Frank Bush;
Library and Education Advisory Commissioners Yu-Lan Chou, Hellie Mateo, Barbara Martens, Nonie McDonald, Therese Hoang, Rekha Pardeshi, Ann Anderson, Naga Sannidhi and Trijohn Tran;
Parks Recreation and Cultural Resources Commissioners Becky Strauss, Joseph Ehardt, Voltaire Montemayor, Ricky Davis, Rondi Jackson and Allen Roy Thomas;
Planning Commissioners Bill Chuan, Larry Ciardella, Mercedes Albana, Alexander Galang, Dipak Awasthi, Zeya Mohsin and Sonia Medina-Ashby;
Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Commissioners Paul Ellis, Don Clendenin, Jonathan Nakapalau, Evan Gan, Joe Nichols, Michael Berryhill, Andrew Luu and Rosana Cacao;
Science, Technology and Innovation Commissioners Ratan Choudhury, Anh Bao, Nasir Lalani, Albert Alcorn, Kevin Le, Amrita Mukherjee, Abhijit Pandey, Suresh Sinha and Aahan Shah;
Senior Advisory Commissioners Jenny Berryhill, Deborah Langley, Melba Holliday, Barbara Ebright, Patrick Yung, Willy Wong, Nona Tolentino, Barbara Jo Navarro and Ha Phan;
Veterans Commissioners William Devereux, Liliana Ramos, Bruce Choy, Puneet Sandhu, Victorino Monzon and Reynaldo Lingad; and
Youth Advisory Commissioners Rachel Plummer, Crystal Huang, Nia Gupte, Nitya Kaki, Srinand Mudunuri, Vanessa Lam, Natalie Chen, Ashton Chen and Parnika Sadhu.
Members of the Measure F Oversight Committee were also recognized.
For more information about commission vacancies and the role of each commission, visit https://www.milpitas.gov/our-government/commission.