BRENTWOOD – Assemblymember Jim Frazier, D-Discovery Bay, invites the public to join him Friday, March 16, 2018, in celebrating Brentwood educator and agriculturalist Lynn Gursky’s selection as Assembly District 11’s Woman of the Year.
“For many years, Lynn has been an absolute community champion, never hesitating to help those in need,” Frazier said. “For example, she is always donating items from her business to nonprofits and charitable organizations for their events and auctions. It is her selflessness and commitment to her community that led me to choose Lynn to represent the 11th Assembly District as Woman of the Year.”
Lynn Gursky came to Brentwood in 1968, after marrying the late Roy Gursky, whose family operated a cattle business. In 1980, they started Gursky Ranch. She continues to run Gursky Ranch County Store, which sells specialty and gourmet foods, with her son and daughter-in-law.
An educator for 32 years, Gursky taught at Knightsen Elementary School, eventually becoming a mentor teacher and later the Director of Curriculum and Coordinator of the Beginning Teacher Program. Now retired from the classroom, she still works as a part-time education consultant.
Gursky’s community efforts reflect her interests in agribusiness, education and social services. She has served nearly four decades as a member of the Brentwood Chamber of Commerce and Harvest Time Growers Association, and has also supported the Harvest Time Festival, Brentwood CornFest and Brentwood Regional Community Chest.
She served as an inaugural board member of the East Diablo Youth Soccer League, is a past officer of the Children’s Home Society Velveteen Rabbit Chapter, an 11-year committee member and past chair of Relay for Life of Brentwood, and a 30-year member and officer of Soroptimist International of the Delta.
She is the proud mother of sons Nathan and Stephen and the prouder grandmother of Matthew, Lauren, Sarah, Sophie and Evan.
Frazier will recognize Gursky on the Floor of the Assembly during a March 12 ceremony hosted by the California Women’s Legislative Caucus.
The district reception on March 16 will be from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Knightsen Elementary School Library, 1923 Delta Road, Knightsen. To RSVP, please go online at http://bit.ly/GurskyRSVP or call Assemblymember Frazier’s District Office in Brentwood at 925-513-0411.
Gursky joins a growing list of remarkable women recognized by Assemblymember Frazier during his time in office, including Anna Eaton, Gloria Martin, Lisa Rico, Lillian Pierce and Jeanne McCormack.