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* Dan Rogers, Millbrae Business Advisory Committee, 20 years;. * Myrna Warto, Community Preservation Commission, 20 years;. * Harry Aubright, Millbrae Business Advisory Committee, 15 years;. * Lou DeSalvatore, Senior Advisory Committee, 10 years;. * Peter Yeh, Sister Cities Commission, 10 years;. * Carol Kraslinikoff, Community Preservation Commission, 5 years. “From streetscape planning and beautification to addressing quality-of-life issues for older residents, the work of these nine Millbrae citizens has shaped our community’s economic and social prosperity,” Millbrae Vice Mayor Reuben Holober, who hosted the ceremony and presented service recognition pins to the honorees, said in the news release. “It is for this service, and their dedication to our city, that we honor them.”.
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