The Woodbridge Municipal Advisory Council has honored long-time Woodbridge resident Tasso Kandris as the community's Citizen of the Year, restaurant owner Steve Ding was named Woodbridge Businessman of the Year, and the Elks Lodge was honored as the top nonprofit service organization.
Kandris has been credited for helping improve downtown Woodbridge's appearance and creation of a Neighborhood Watch program.
Ding, former chief of staff for ex-congressman Richard Pombo, owns Woodbridge Crossing, a restaurant. He's credited with establishing the town's first Farmer's Market and organizing car shows.
The Lodi Elks Lodge has been involved in numerous community projects including providing space for local Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts, civic meetings and blood drives as well as organizing some of the annual Memorial Day observances events.