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Natalie Oliver, Outstanding Woman of Monterey County – and a Ciclovia Salinas Youth Leader

April 4-6, 2014, Natalie represented Ciclovia Salinas at the National Open Streets Summit. Click here to learn more.

Natalie at far right on Intergenerational Ride 2013Natalie Oliver, at far right, on the Intergenerational Ride for Bike Week 2013. Natalie is dedicated to improving quality of life for others in her community. Hear why she participated, in her own words

Outstanding Women of Monterey County

On 3/11/14, the Monterey County Commission on the Status of Women named Natalie Anne Oliver one of eleven Outstanding Women of Monterey County for 2014. On 3/18/14, the Monterey County Board of Supervisors will approve the following resolution honoring Natalie: Oliver Ceremonial Resolution

Among her other contributions to community life, as summarized in the Board’s resolution, Natalie was one of the core youth leaders who volunteered many, many hours of labor to successfully launch Monterey County’s first Open Streets, Ciclovía Salinas.

Natalie Oliver of Ciclovia Salinas committee - 2014 MoCo Outstanding Women

Natalie, you have served the City of Salinas and its residents well, by creating a very special welcome for tourists and a vibrant urban scene for locals and visitors alike. You have broken down barriers and shown Salinas is a safe, fun city.

Brava, Natalie Oliver,

Ciclovísta and

Outstanding Woman of Monterey County!

The Transportation Agency for Monterey Countythe Open Streets Project, the City of Salinas, the California Endowment and Building Healthy Communities-East Salinas, the Monterey County bike community, the California Bicycle Coalition, Bicycling Monterey, and other fans and supporters of the Monterey County seat–whether they bike Salinas, walk, roll in a wheelchair, rollerblade, skate, run, jog, or otherwise get about in a people-powered way–are all grateful for your…

outstanding work to improve quality of life.

Muchas gracias, Natalie Oliver!”

If you’d like to show appreciation for Natalie’s volunteerism:

  • Please contact Ciclovía Salinas. Ask to be on their email list to be notified of the next date, so you and your family, friends, and neighbors can attend and be part of the fun. If you’re able, also consider volunteering, donating, or otherwise supporting this youth-led initiative.
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  • On Twitter and other social media, consider including the hashtag #CicloviaSalinas in Natalie’s honor as well.


Last in from Custom House Plaza - 5-11-13

Above: Natalie Oliver (at center), and at her right, Eduardo Huerta, who both served on the Ciclovía Salinas core committee. These two were among the Ciclovístas who did community outreach about Ciclovía Salinas by attending the Intergenerational Ride for Bike Week 2013, and they were among those last to leave the day’s fun! Also pictured, L to R, at foreground, a mom from Clovis in Fresno County and her daughter; and background, the son and the nephew of the Clovis couple, the Clovis dad/uncle, and Chris Paruolo, complimentary mobile mechanic from Bay Bikes.

Addendum: As Claudia Melendez Salinas reported 3/23/14 in the Monterey County Herald“Women of Monterey County award winners make life better for others,” among women honored was Natalie, who “helped organized Ciclovia, an event aimed at uniting Salinas through bicycling and other outdoor activities.”

This post was published on 11 March 2014. One or more changes last made to this post on 5 July 2014.

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