To honor their civic contributions, the Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce and Palo Alto Weekly will host an awards ceremony at the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center at 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 21. (For more information about the event, go to paloaltochamber.com.)
The Tall Tree Awards have been given to community members since 1980, but the 2020 awards event was put on hold after the pandemic shutdown was announced that March, and the 2021 event was canceled. This year's event will honor four recipients chosen in 2020 and four from 2022, in addition to Cody and Maldonado, who are the recipients of the Global Impact Award, a special award recognizing a community member whose work has had a long, significant influence beyond Palo Alto. Both are being recognized for their unparalleled frontline work during the coronavirus pandemic.
The following stories shine a spotlight on how these individuals and organizations have created positive and lasting change in the community.
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