2017 Citizen of the Year: Donna Kalez

Congratulations, Donna Kalez from Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching . Each year, the Dana Point Chamber of Commerce honors an individual whose efforts in the areas of community service and philanthropy have significantly impacted the quality of life in Dana Point. The honoree is chosen by past recipients of the award from nominations by chamber members. Donna has helped Dana Point become a well-known name. Aside from the Chamber, she is involved with a variety of organizations and events such as the Harbor Association, Festival of Whales, Dana Point 5th Marine Regiment Support Group, Dana Point Turkey Trot, National Charity League, Monarch Beach Rotary, Dana Point schools, and many more. She is also involved with Fish For Life which enhances the lives of special needs individuals by inviting groups to enjoy complimentary half day fishing trips.