Woman of the Year - Mayor Amy Thomas Howorth
Mayor Amy Thomas Howorth of Manhattan Beach was previously School Site Council President, PTSA Vice President, Cultural Arts Chair, and Legislative Representative for her sons' school. In 2003, she was elected to the Manhattan Beach School Board where she served eight years and was President for two of those years. In 2011, she was elected to the Manhattan Beach City Council. Prior to holding public office, she was a photo editor at Wired Magazine. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Telecommunication from Ohio University with minors in French and Political Science. She is a 17-year resident of Manhattan Beach, where she lives with her husband Mark and two sons Ari and Jack.