MORAGA -- Dick Olsen, a former Moraga-Orinda Fire District board trustee and involved with Moraga in various volunteer capacities from the community's original incorporation drive forward, from open space preservation to support of the road-repair-oriented Measure K this past November, has been named the 2013 Moraga Citizen of the Year.
Olsen will be honored on Friday, May 3, at a banquet celebration in the Soda Center at Saint Mary's College, with social hour beginning at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 and formal program at 8.
Olsen will succeed Ellen Beans, one of the founders of the Moraga Citizens Network.
Tickets for the event are available at $45 per person. To reserve seating, send a check to Kiwanis of Moraga Valley, 8 Thune Ave., Moraga, CA 94556. Checks should be made payable to Kiwanis.
The Moraga Citizen of the Year award is sponsored by the Lamorinda Sun, Kiwanis of Moraga Valley, Saint Mary's College and the Moraga Chamber of Commerce.
-- Sam Richards