oakland -- Port of Oakland Commissioner Gilda Gonzalez and retired Berkeley fire chief Debra Pryor will be among the 10 women inducted into the Alameda County Women's Hall of Fame during a March 23 luncheon.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the event, which honors women for their contribution to the county.
The 2013 inductees are Ophelia Basgal, business and professions; Gonzales, community service; Rita Sahai, culture and art; Ruth B. Love, education; Carolyn Bloede, environment; Sherry Higgs, Health; Sandra Pitts-Johnson, justice; Pryor, nontraditional careers; Hope A. Michelsen, science; and Alice V. Deng, youth.
The award luncheon begins 12:30 p.m. March 23 at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 4700 Lincoln Ave., in Oakland. The Hall of Fame program raises money for local charities providing needed resources to women and children in our community, as well as sponsoring a youth scholarship to help a young woman further her education or training.
Tickets to the luncheon and awards ceremony are $75. For more information and details about sponsorships go to www.acgov.org/cao/halloffame.