Scripps Ranch resident Cheryl Shaw was recently named the 77th Assembly District’s Woman of the Year for her volunteer work supporting disaster relief and public safety. “Cheryl Shaw is a committed volunteer and resolute leader,” said Assemblymember Brian Maienschein. “Her wholehearted support for victims of the 2003 Cedar Fire and 2007 Witch Creek Fire contributed so much to the community.”

Cheryl has been chair of the Scripps Ranch Civic Association Neighborhood Watch since 2010. Since then, the group has grown to the largest neighborhood watch group in the county. She organizes an annual Night Out every August to strengthen ties between neighbors and law enforcement, fire safety, and local government offices. She and her husband, Mike, have two children and five grandchildren who all live locally.

The Woman of the Year program began in 1987 as a State of California effort to celebrate extraordinary women and commemorate Women’s History Month.