September 16, 2009 > City Council honors Richard Valle
City Council honors Richard Valle
By Corinne Davis
Photos By Dale Stone
Richard Valle saved lives in Vietnam as a medic in 1960. Fifty years later, he continues that tradition working with youth, often at-risk, and often formerly incarcerated. At the same time, he owns and runs a recycling business, the Tri-Cities Economic Development Corporation (Tri-CED), training, employing, mentoring, and counseling more than 1,500 troubled young people ages 14-24 from Union City and Hayward.
Besides serving Union City as a founder and board member of Centro de Servicios, president and board member of the Union City Police Activities League, a founder of Union City Pre-release Project, Trustee of St. Rose Hospital, life-member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7906, and delegate to the Alameda County Central Labor Council, Valle is a Union City councilman.
Other contributions are too numerous to mention but the James Irvine Foundation has decided to honor him this year for advancing innovative and effective solutions to significant state issues.
Valle's work and immense contributions to making Union City a better place to live were recognized by Council on September 2, 2009.