Information submitted by the Office of Assemblymember Joan Buchanan—
Assemblymember Joan Buchanan (D-Alamo) today joined with her colleagues to honor Dale Eldridge Kaye as the “Woman of the Year” for the 16th Assembly District during a ceremony at the State Capitol.
“It is an honor to recognize Dale Kaye as Assembly District 16’s Woman of the Year. Dale has made tremendous contributions to the Livermore Valley as well as the greater Tri-Valley. She is a true visionary who works effectively with local elected officials, businesses and community leaders in building a strong regional economy and enriching our lives culturally.”
Dale Kaye, a resident of Pleasanton, currently serves as President and CEO of the Innovation Tri-Valley Leadership Group, a business-led organization working to create an interconnected hub of innovation in the Tri-Valley that spurs job growth and sustains a healthy economy and a vibrant community. The seed for Innovation Tri-Valley is the annual Innovation Forum event, created by Dale, to showcase the many innovators in the East Bay.
Dale also serves as President and CEO of the Livermore Valley Chamber of Commerce. Under her leadership, the Chamber has grown to become the fifth largest in the Bay Area. To stimulate film production opportunities in the Tri-Valley area, Dale led the effort to create the Livermore Valley Film Commission.
Prior to joining the Chamber, Dale was active in the entertainment industry in New York City and Los Angeles, as Vice-President of Gold’N Hen Productions. Ms. Kaye is originally from Florida, where she was instrumental in the creation of the Jacksonville Jazz Festival, Florida Film Festival and Jacksonville Film Commission. She was the recipient of a national award from PBS for the promotion of the Jacksonville Film Festival.
The Woman of the Year ceremony is sponsored by the Women’s Caucus of the California State Legislature. This annual event, launched in 1987, celebrates the contributions to society by outstanding women throughout California. Each year, one woman from each Senate and Assembly District is invited to the Capitol to be honored for their accomplishments.