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October 21, 2009 > Symphony manager wins award

Symphony manager wins award

Submitted By Caryl Dockter

The Fremont Symphony Orchestra is pleased to announce that General Manager Susan Rose has been chosen to receive one of five 2009 Arts Leadership Awards, given by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors. Twenty-two outstanding individuals were nominated for this year's program, with one winner chosen for each of the five Supervisory Districts. Ms. Rose represents Supervisor Scott Haggerty's District One. She is a resident of Pleasanton, while working in Fremont.

The award recipients were honored by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors at a commendation ceremony presented in conjunction with the County's celebration of California Arts Day and National Arts and Humanities Month.

Nominations for the Arts Leadership Awards were submitted by the public. The Alameda County Arts Commission reviewed the nominations and selected the five winners. This program recognizes individuals for their outstanding achievements and contributions impacting the arts community and the residents of Alameda County.

Ms. Rose, who has been General Manager of the Fremont Symphony since August 2008, has been very involved with the arts since arriving in Alameda County in 1964. She served on the Fremont Symphony Board of Directors for 30 years in various roles, including President of the Board. She is a founding member and former President of the Foundation for the Arts in Alameda County. Ms. Rose served on the Alameda County Arts Commission for eight years, four of them as Chair of the Commission. She is most proud of her role in establishing the County's "Percent for Art" public art program ordinance and served as founding Chair of the Public Art Advisory Committee for the County.

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