Supervisor David Canepa Presents Mitch Bull with Citizen of the Year Award

Mitch Bull named ‘Citizen of the Year’
By: David J. Canepa San Mateo County District 5 Supervisor, dcanepa@smcgov.org, 650-363-4572
It was such an honor to present Mitch Bull as the Citizen of the Year representing Brisbane at our second annual District 5 Together culture and resource fair at the end of March. This year’s theme was “A World United.”
Small business owners are vital economic engines and no one has championed small business growth in our communities like Mitch Bull. His record speaks for itself. He unites businesses with customers and that is a good thing.

As President and CEO of the Brisbane Chamber of Commerce, Mitch has promoted and supported small business in the quaint town with the utmost of professionalism.
In his role, Mitch is responsible for developing the chamber’s board, advocating for small business owners and their workers, general administration, fundraising and publishing the Luminary, which you are currently reading.
Many may not know that Mitch is also a newspaper owner and publisher. The Westside Observer covers news in the West of Twin Peaks neighborhood and the Castro Courier covers news in the Castro District, both in San Francisco.
He also coordinates with other chambers across the county to promote business and economic growth in all of our cities. The Brisbane Chamber of Commerce plays an important in the community as it hosts the annual State of the City address, Students in Business & Government and the High School Scholarship Recognition Awards.
But, more importantly, Mitch is a friend.
I would be remiss, however, not to mention our other honorees at our cultural fair.
This year, we named for the first time our “Citizens of the Year” for District 5, our “Student of the Year,” “Business of the Year” and “Law Enforcement Official of the Year.” The honorees for “Citizen of the Year” are: Sal Torres representing Daly City; Robert Brizuela representing Broadmoor Village; Vice Mayor Joanne del Rosario representing Colma; Kristie Postel representing San Bruno; and Cindy Alger representing South San Francisco. Our “Student of the Year” is El Camino High School student Monique Ray who serves on the county’s Youth Commission. It was a special privilege to present Daly City Police Officer Lee Magalong with the “Law Enforcement Official of the Year.” Our “Business of the Year” is Lisa’s Mexican Restaurant at 6582 Mission St., Daly City.
Congrats again to Mitch Bull for being named Citizen of the Year representing Brisbane.
David J. Canepa serves on the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors representing District 5.

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