The state Assembly this week recognized local nonprofit leader Lucy Santana-Ornelas as Woman of the Year, a news release announced Tuesday.
Assemblyman Jose Solorio (D-Anaheim) nominated Santana-Ornelas for her contributions as executive director of Costa Mesa-based Girls Inc. Orange County since joining the organization in 2002, according to the release.
"Lucy has dedicated her heart, soul, time and talent to the girls and young women in our community," said Solorio in a prepared statement. "She exemplifies the mission of her organization, 'inspiring all girls to be strong, smart and bold.' "