Markkula Center of Applied Ethics

Nadler Named Woman of the Year

Center Senior Fellow in Government Ethics Judy Nadler has been selected as 'Woman of the Year' for the 22nd Assembly District by Assemblywoman Sally Lieber (D-San Jose). The 'Woman of the Year' award recognizes exemplary California women from each Assembly District. The 22nd District includes Mountain View, Cupertino, and Sunnyvale, and portions of Santa Clara and San Jose.

Before going to work at the Ethics Center, Nadler served as mayor of Santa Clara, during which time she worked with the Center to develop a Code of Ethics and Values for Santa Clara. The new program, entitled "Infusing Political Campaigns with Community Ethics and Values," earned the City of Santa Clara the 2002 Helen Putnam Award from the League of California Cities.

"Judy Nadler has contributed greatly to our community over the years," said Lieber. "She is an important voice for instilling more ethics into government and business, and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to recognize her many contributions."

In addition to her work with the City of Santa Clara, Nadler has advocated strongly with the U.S. Conference of Mayors, the League of California Cities, the National Fire Academy, and the San Jose Blue Ribbon Task Force on Ethics. She draws on her own 20 years of experience as a public servant in helping officeholders navigate the ethical dilemmas they face.

Thursday, March 3, 2005