Distinguished Citizen Dinner Party

Thank you for joining us in celebrating the 49th Annual Distinguished Citizen Honoree


President of the Grassland Water District
Mr. Snyder was elected to the Grassland Water District Board of Directors in November 1985, and has served as president since December 1987.
Director on the Duck Unlimited National Board – World’s Leader in Wetland Conservation
Ducks Unlimited Inc. is the world’s largest nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving North America’s continually disappearing waterfowl habitats. Established in 1937, Ducks Unlimited has conserved more than 14 million acres thanks to contributions from more than a million supporters across the continent. 
Dedicated to the preservation of the Pacific Flyway

Pacific Flyway Fund has acquired a rare 845-acre wetland preserve that is a key rest stop on the migratory bird superhighway. It is located on the edge of Suisun Marsh, the largest estuarine marsh in the western United States, and it includes wetlands, upland grasslands and riparian habitats.

Past Honorees

For the past 48 years, we’ve recognized a Distinguished Citizen in our community for their contributions to our civic landscape. These leaders have made their impact with a combination of vision, leadership, tenacity, and great character.

Check out our historical Honoree’s list!

Friday, December 1, 2023

5:00pm at Levi’s Stadium

Featuring musical performance by Mitch Rossell.
Dress to the nines with western flair.

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View our 2023 Program Outline and Sponsorship Packet:

Pepper Snyder was born in Muskogee, Oklahoma in 1942. He moved with his family to the San Francisco Bay Area in California when he was 4 years old. He graduated from Campbell High School in 1960. He is an avid sportsman and conservationist and has hunted in the Grasslands since the age of 15.

Mr. Snyder has been a landowner in the Grassland Water District since 1980 when he and his business partner purchased the Clear Lake Land and Cattle Duck Club. He was elected to the Grassland Resource Conservation District Board of Directors in November 1984. He served on that board until 1985. Mr. Snyder was elected to the Grassland Water District Board of Directors in November 1985, and has served as president since December 1987.

In addition, Mr. Snyder has served as a director of the California Waterfowl Association (CWA) from 1987 to present. He received CWA’s A. Starker Leopold Award in March 1997, for his work and dedication in defending the Grassland Wetlands from losses to urban intrusion for nearly two decades.

Sponsorship Levels

  • Eagle Scout Sponsor ($50,049)
  • Life Scout Sponsor ($25,049)
  • Star Scout Sponsor ($10,049)
  • Arrow of the Light Sponsor ($5,049)
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  • I am not able to sponsor, but I can send a gift check
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Program Journal

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