Geyserville Chamber names citizen of the year
The Geyserville Chamber of Commerce announced its Citizen of the Year Feb. 12, choosing longtime resident and volunteer Diana Barrett.
“Well, I am very honored,” she said.
Barrett moved to Geyserville from San Francisco in 1986 to support the opening of Pocket Ranch, a therapeutic workshop retreat run by the Star Foundation. Though the workshops have long since relocated to Arizona, Barrett found more than a home in Geyserville. “This is my community and my extended family. Geyserville is wonderful,” said Barrett.
Jim Hamilton, longtime friend and neighbor on Tzabaca Creek Road, presented Barrett with the award. “She’s one amazing woman,” he said. “When she first moved down the road, I encouraged her to get involved. I was amazed when she agreed and jumped in with both feet and hands.”
Locals see Barrett donating time and energy at most Chamber functions, but she also lends her expertise by serving as the treasurer of the Geyserville Chamber of Commerce.