On May 1, 2022, Pat received a Special Service Award from the Angeles Chapter of the Sierra Club, a national environmental organization that educates people about the “great outdoors” and provides safe opportunities for group trips (and service trips) for people of all ages. While she was selected for the award in 2020, Covid-19 delayed the award ceremony until 2022 when Pat was recognized for the ongoing tree care work she has done in her community of Sunland-Tujunga. As a community member, Pat has organized five Tree Care Days where dozens of volunteers actively pruned, fertilized, watered and mulched 100s of trees along Foothill Boulevard. In addition, a small volunteer team that she leads continues to work on removing the decorative cement (agroperm) that blocks the tree roots from receiving water. In our present state of drought with climate change causing hotter temperatures, this effort has helped the trees survive through very tough times.
In May 2022, the Angeles Chapter of the Sierra Club awarded Pat Kramer a Special Service Award for creating a series of Tree Care and Tree Watering Events in her community of Sunland-Tujunga. With the drought in California drying up the rain, the trees were dying along the main thoroughfare of Foothill Boulevard. But because of the awareness campaign that Pat brought to her community (and the adjacent communities), businesses are now asking if they can adopt a tree and there is an overall appreciation for the beautiful shade trees that continue to thrive with the help of several hardworking volunteers, and over 100 community members who attend the quarterly events.
In April 2019, Pat was named “2019 Woman of the Year, Sunland-Tujunga,” for the 28th Congressional District by U.S. Congressman Adam Schiff. This congressional award is a prestigious honor granted to women who actively work to make a difference in the world and is exclusive to the 28th Congressional District, located in Los Angeles, CA.
In 1981, Pat Kramer was awarded First Place in United Press International’s (UPI) Tom Phillips Awards for a story she produced on “Breakdancing” while working as a broadcast journalist for Boston’s WFNX FM Radio. However, since the award was given out the following year, when Pat was serving as News Director for another radio station in Massachusetts, the award was provided to her at that time and she remains an “Award Winning Journalist.”
Over the past 20 years, Pat has received numerous awards and recognition for her community service to the Sunland-Tujunga Neighborhood Council, where she served on the board for five years. She also served on the board of the Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce in the late 1990s. Among the awards she has received are:
Certificate of Recognition from Congressman Adam Schiff, U.S. House of Representatives, May 2019.
Certificate of Recognition from State Senator Anthony Portantino for her work on the STNC Emergency Preparedness Committee and organization of a Disaster Preparedness Event, Feb. 10, 2018.
Certificate of Recognition from State Senator Anthony Portantino for service on the STNC board, 2019.
Certificate of Recognition from the Mayor Eric Garcetti, City of Los Angeles, September 2019.
Certificate of Recognition from California Legislative Assemblymember Luz Rivas, May 2019.
Commendation from County of Los Angeles Board Supervisor Kathryn Barger, May 2019.
Certificate of Recognition from the California Legislative Assembly Raul Bocanegra, September 2017.
Certificate of Recognition from California State Assemblywoman Patty Lopez, April 2016.
Commendation from County of Los Angeles Board Michael Antonovich, May 2001.
Certificate of Recognition from California State Assemblyman Scott Wildman, January 2000.
Certificate of Appreciation, The Nature Conservancy, 2020 and 2021.