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Posted on: October 24, 2023

Frank Stefano Named the 2023 Citizen of the Year

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A Yorba Linda resident since 1991, Frank Stefano is a dedicated community leader and the owner of Stefano's Golden Baked Hams, a beloved Yorba Linda business that just celebrated its 20th anniversary. Beyond his business endeavors, Frank is a dedicated community servant who embodies the highest ideals of our exceptional City. He and his wife, Colleen, actively support St. Martin de Porres, organizing events like Oktoberfest and providing weekly meals to those in need. They are also involved with For Family of Active Military, assisting military families during the holidays and honoring fallen soldiers.

In 2022, Frank and Stefano’s donated thousands of pounds of surplus hams, turkeys, and side dishes to Bracken's Kitchen, ultimately providing over 1,500 meals per week to people experiencing food insecurity. Additionally, Frank supports a growing number of various local organizations, schools, and charities. As a leader, Frank has served on the Yorba Linda Chamber of Commerce's Board of Directors and has been a positive force for fellow businesses. During the pandemic, Frank mentored and supported other small business owners, helping them connect together and pivot their operations to stay open. For his efforts, the Chamber of Commerce named Frank the 2022 Business Advocate of the Year.

Frank's inspiration to give back to the community stems from the satisfaction of making a positive impact and helping others. His dedication to coaching young talents has led to several success stories among his former employees. With a thriving business and a close-knit family, Frank Stefano continues to be a cherished and integral member of the Yorba Linda community. Please join us in celebrating Frank Stefano as the 2023 Yorba Linda Citizen of the Year.

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