Paul Cook Honoring two Locals

Mazzu and Dubrovner to be honored

Rep. Paul Cook to Honor Women From Inyo and Mono Counties

WASHINGTON – Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) is pleased to announce Inyo and Mono counties honorees for the 2015 “Salute to Women: Young Leaders and Mentors” recognition ceremony. The event will be held at the Apple Valley Town Conference Center on Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 10:00AM. The public is encouraged to attend this free event.

This year’s honorees were divided into two categories: Young Leaders and Mentors. Honorees in the Young Leaders category are high school and college-aged women who have demonstrated exceptional leadership qualities. Women in the Mentor category will be recognized for their selfless work with the youth.

Lis Mazzu of Bishop and Shira Dubrovner of Mammoth Lakes were selected as Mentors by Rep. Cook for the excellent work they’ve done on behalf of the youth in their respective communities.

Elisabeth “Lis” Mazzu:
Lis, a former entrepreneur, became a McDonald’s Owner/Operator with her husband, Kevin. With multiple McDonald’s locations in Inyo and Mono counties, Lis has taken it upon herself to make a difference in her local community. Currently, she is a board member of the Bishop Union High School Foundation for Excellence and The Round Valley School STEP Foundation, both of which raise funds for technology for youth.  She is also active with Healthy Communities of Southern Inyo and Inyo County Childhood Obesity Taskforce, where she works to promote healthy lifestyles and balanced eating for local youth.  Additionally, she is a member of the Board for the Bishop Stingray’s Swim Team and for nine years helped underwrite “Kids Day” at the Tri-County fair so that thousands of children under the age of 12 can be admitted for free. She focuses on training and mentoring youth in her business because she believes in making a difference for our “Leaders of Tomorrow.”

Shira Dubrovner:
As the Artistic Director of the Mammoth Lakes Repertory Theater, Shira has made it her mission to engage young people in the art of expression. She produced numerous theater productions, including Theatre for Young Audiences shows “Aesop’s Fables,” “Zagazoo,” and “Blue Nose,” that elementary school students in Mono and Inyo counties attend free of charge. With theatrical credits too long to list, Shira is instrumental in efforts to develop an expanded Arts Center that will benefit communities in the Eastern Sierras. Those lucky enough to take in one of her performances will appreciate Shira’s ability to challenge her audiences with compelling subject matter.

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