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Millbrae to celebrate man, woman of the year
October 16, 2013, 05:00 AM Daily Journal Staff Report

Janet Fogarty

Joe Teresi

Janet Fogarty and Joe Teresi have been chosen as Millbrae’s 2013 Man and Woman of the Year.

This is the 41st year of the award and a dinner and ceremony will be held for this year’s recipients 6 p.m. this Friday, Oct. 18 at Green Hills Country Club, 500 Ludeman Lane in Millbrae. Laura Bent, the director of programs and services for Samaritan House, will be the keynote speaker.

Fogarty and her family moved to Millbrae in 1978. She served as president of the St. Dunstan’s Women’s Club and was a member of the Parish Council. In 1987, she joined the Soroptimist Club in San Bruno, as president, fundraising and helping organize community projects such as the Women’s Studies program at Skyline College and development of Josephine Waugh Park. Fogarty has served in the as the vocational committee club service chair, president elect and president in 2012-13. Her pro bono work as an attorney helped make the Scout House a reality and has also benefited the Equal Rights Advocates, the Millbrae Historical Society and the Joy Life Club along with other community organizations.

Teresi has lived in the Millbrae community for more than 32 years. He is married with two children raised in Millbrae. He has worked for city of Palo Alto’s Public Works Department since 1984. Teresi volunteers for various youth organizations. He also serves on the Board of Directors at MCTV. As a member of the Millbrae Community Emergency Response Team, Teresi set up a computer mapping program to track where each CERT volunteer is during emergency drills. His volunteer work for Relay for Life has helped raise $50,000 per year for the American Cancer Society. He is also involved in a variety of other organizations.

The awards began in 1972 by the original co-sponsors the Millbrae Chamber of Commerce and the community newspaper Millbrae Sun. The awards were presented in conjunction with the Millbrae Chamber of Commerce Annual Installation of Directors and Officers. In 1993, the Mayor’s Civic Coordinating Council decided it should be an annual event, which it has been ever since.

Tickets are $50 per person. To RSVP, email Mary Vella Treseler, Millbrae Man and Woman of the Year Committee chair, at



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