Sen. Cannella Names Merced Resident Felicia Roberts 12th Senate District Woman of the Year

Monday, March 30, 2015

State Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) announced he has selected Merced resident Felicia Roberts as 12th Senate District Woman of the Year for her continued commitment to the Merced Community.

Felicia has devoted herself to creating a better Merced community for almost 4 decades and has a very impressive record of serving and helping others,” said Cannella. “It’s a privilege to honor Felicia as this year’s 12th State Senate District Woman of the Year and I commend her for her continued dedication to our community.”

Roberts created Merced County’s first Black minority paper, the Central Valley Voice. Additionally, Roberts’ accomplishments include Merced Business and Professional Women “Business Woman of the Year,” Merced NAACP “Exemplar Award” in recognition of her exceptional leadership, service and contributions in improving civil rights, and the Delta Sigma Theta “Phenomenal Women Award for Economic Development.” Currently, Roberts serves chairperson of Liberty Fellowship’s Annual Black History Program, is a member of the Liberty Fellowship Women’s Board and the Merced Chapter NAACP.

Roberts was personally recognized by Sen. Cannella’s staff earlier in March at the Greater Merced Chamber of Commerce office. He also presented certificates of recognition to past NAACP presidents and leaders.