Pioneer Award Recipients

Post
Year Name Background
1999 Stu Hardy

Joe Hernandez
 
2000 Will Linton

Will Linton was an outstanding citizen and leader in the Rocklin community for many years. Linton was a public school teacher while also serving as the president of the Rocklin Lions Club and the area chairman, served on City Council, and was also an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Loomis.

2001 Steve & Judy Larsen  
2002 Hank & Connie Gayaldo  
2003 John & Carol Peterson  
2004 Marie A. Huson

Huson served the community as a financial analyst for the state of California, Rocklin City Clerk, interim City Manager, and City Councilmember. Huson was also a key leader in the formation of the Rocklin Historical Society, an advocate for oak tree preservation in Rocklin, and founder of the Rocklin “Clean Up Days” in partnership with Recology.

2005 Roger Barkhurst

Don Neal
 
2006 Dorothy Labudde  
2007 Long Time Volunteer Firefighters:

George Magnuson

Mitch Henski

Harlin Smith

Lee Browning

Larry Simmons
 
2008

Ken Yorde

 

 


Vince Amado, posthumously

During his time as a council member and mayor, Ken Yorde helped save St. Mary’s Chapel, set up the Moon House on Rocklin Road, supported an urban forest and the oak tree preservation ordinance, and is a part of the South Placer Rotary and American Legion.

2009 Gay Morgan  
2010 Francine Yorde  
2011 Kathy Lund

Kathy Lund dedicated 30 years of service to Rocklin, serving as a Councilmember, Mayor, and member of the Parks and Recreation Commission. Her major areas of focus were planning the growth of the city, transportation, and city parks. Lund also played a key role in many Rocklin projects, from park systems to the Safe Routes to School program, as well as many others.

2012 Jerry Mitchell  
2013 Peter Hill  
2014 Jill Page  
2019

Mark Riemer

 

 

 

 

 

Jean Day

 

 

 

 

Riemer served Rocklin as the Director of Community Services and Facilities, managing the creation and maintenance of more than 25 City parks and various City buildings. In addition, he was a long term volunteer and coach for several teams and clubs, raising money for school programs and non-profits, and currently works as a substitute teacher while also serving on many boards and committees.

 

Jean Day has long been one of Rocklin Historical Society’s strongest advocates, assisting with projects including constructing the Rocklin History Museum, restoring Old St. Mary’s Chapel, and developing museum archives since 2002. Day also developed the History Museum’s name index and is an expert on historical figures in Rocklin.

2020

Michael “Buck” Clark

Buck and his wife Dawn have dedicated countless hours to improving much of downtown Rocklin, supporting the schools, and preserving the history of Rocklin. In addition to empowering countless other residents to assist in the preservation and growth of the city, as the owner of M.S. Clark Roofing, Buck’s roofs can been seen on Old St. Mary’s Chapel, the Rocklin History Museum, the Firehouse, and many of the homes in downtown Rocklin.