Thompson Recognizes Madelene Lyon as 2017 Woman of the Year in Lake County

Mar 28, 2017
Press Release

Napa, CA – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) formally announced Madelene Lyon as this year’s Woman of the Year in Lake County. In February, Thompson accepted nominations from across the Fifth Congressional District for his annual awards honoring women who make an impact in our community. After careful consideration, Lyon was selected for her work with the Kelseyville Food Pantry, Redbud Audubon Society, and other charities.

“Madelene’s volunteerism and conservation efforts are truly remarkable,” said Thompson. “From her work with the Kelseyville Food Pantry to organizing the Bird Count Dinner and Annual Dinner for the Redbud Audubon Society, Madelene gives selflessly of herself and her time. Her service to our community has greatly enriched us all, and I am honored to present her with this award.”

Lyon also served on the Executive Board for March of Dimes Lake County for 18 years, including as its chair.

This is the third annual Woman of the Year Awards. Thompson created the award in honor of Women’s History Month. Each year, one woman from the each of the counties in the Fifth Congressional District is recognized for her contributions to our community. A complete list of this year’s winners follows:

  • Sylvia Villa-Serrano (Contra Costa County)
  • Madelene Lyon (Lake County)
  • Karen Cakebread (Napa County)
  • Dr. Rhonda Renfro (Solano County)
  • Ronit Rubino (Sonoma County)
  • Magrit Mondavi (special posthumous award presented to her daughter, Annie Roberts)