1990 Inductee - Frank E. Orozco


1990 Inductee - Frank E. Orozco

Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1990

Frank E. Orosco, has dedicated his life to the improvement of the Stockton community. Orosco states that Stockton is someplace special. This is shown by the forty years that he has lived in the beautiful city of Stockton. Orosco has been heavily involved in the community. The history of his activities clearly indicates this as he has been involved with forty organizations. Today, we consider this to be a record breaking list of participation in the community. We fully recognize that being elected President of the Stockton Unified School District School Board, to be an outstanding achievement of his life.

Frank E. Orosco, for thirty-seven years was employed by the California State Department of Transportation as a civil engineer. Orosco received his civil engineer license through ICS courses, which was supplemented by college level courses. He worked as a civil engineer since 1950, and also served at the supervisory level since 1953. He served at the Chief Materials Field level, and served on the Hispanic Advisory Committee.

Frank has lived a very productive life. During his involvement in the community, he served as Stockton Civil Service Commissioner, Dameron Hospital Trustee, Manager of the Neighborhood Recreational Programs, Grand Jury Foreman, Boys’ and Girls’ Club Board, Women’s Center Board, and as member of the United Way Board. He has been an active community leader in school issues, serving as the President of the Stockton Unified School District Board of Education. He was also selected as the Grand Marshall of the Cinco de Mayo Parade.

Orosco has received numerous awards which include the “Hispanic of the Year,” from El Sol del Puerto Newspaper in 1980, and the “Hispanic Citizen of the Year” in 1981 from the Latin American Club. He received a commendation from Senator John Garamendi for his community activities, and was honored with a testimonial in 1983 by the Hispanics for Political Action. In 1988 he was presented with the good Guy Award from the National Women’s Political Caucus.

His diversity of interest is illustrated as he was a trustee for the Mayfair Recreational Association. He was active in Babe Ruth and was a commissioner for the Babe Ruth organization. He served as delegate for the California State Employment Association, Trustee of the First Unitarian Church, and as Manager of Little League.

Frank has wide spread supervisory, administrative, and public relations experience. This experienced has proven invaluable to his career and life goals. He has supervised preparations of plans for highway construction projects, had public relations expertise with the city, state and county and with agencies of the Federal Government.