(Extensions of Remarks - April 17, 2013)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E481]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]

                      A TRIBUTE TO CINDY CLEGHORN


                          HON. ADAM B. SCHIFF

                             of california

                    in the house of representatives

                       Wednesday, April 17, 2013

  Mr. SCHIFF. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in honor of Women's History 
Month. Each year, we pay special tribute to the contributions and 
sacrifices made by our Nation's women. It is an honor to pay homage to 
outstanding women who are making a difference in my Congressional 
   I would like to recognize Cindy Cleghorn of Tujunga, California, 
whose involvement in the Sunland-Tujunga community is truly remarkable.
   Cindy began her volunteer career early. As a young girl in La 
Crescenta, California, she went door-to-door raising funds for the 
March of Dimes, and was a member of several organizations that promoted 
leadership development, including Job's Daughters, Eastern Star and 
Camp Fire Girls. This involvement gave her not only experience in 
giving back to her community, but also fostered her business and 
entrepreneurial skills.
   In 1982, Ms. Cleghorn founded her company, C&M Printing, in 
Glendale, a small business that provides personalized service for 
nonprofits, businesses and organizations with their printing, copying 
and mailing needs, serving the greater Los Angeles area. She has been a 
leader in many business organizations, including the California 
Association of Business Printers, serving as President, the National 
Association of Women Business Owners-Los Angeles Chapter, where she 
received the Member of the Year Award in 1993, the Kiwanis Club of 
Glendale, where she served as Vice President, and Women Impacting 
Public Policy. In 1995, Cindy received the distinct honor of being 
elected to serve on the White House Conference on Small Business.
   Cindy became active in the Sunland-Tujunga community when she moved 
her business to Tujunga. She helped to organize the certification of 
the Sunland-Tujunga Neighborhood Council, an advisory body to the city 
of Los Angeles, served as a member of the Board of Directors, served as 
President and Secretary and is currently serving as Vice President of 
Outreach. In addition, Ms. Cleghorn spearheaded the restoration of a 
business area in Tujunga which is now designated as Historic Olde Towne 
Tujunga. Selected by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Cindy 
served as a City Commissioner on the Neighborhood Council Review 
Commission. Currently, she is on the executive committee of the Valley 
Alliance of Neighborhood Councils where she works with nearly 100 
neighborhood councils in Los Angeles as Chair of the Congress of 
Neighborhoods, and the Sunland-Tujunga Chamber of Commerce, where she 
is President.
   I ask all Members to join me in honoring a truly remarkable woman of 
California's 28th Congressional District, Cindy Cleghorn.