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, will be honored on Friday, May 3 as Citizen of the Year at a dinner at the Soda Center on the Saint Mary's College campus.

Social hour will begin at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 and formal program at 8.

Olsen has active with a wide variety of causes from open space preservation to support of the road-repair-oriented Measure K this past November. He also is a performance-caliber pianist. He 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

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