SURPRISE!—Greater Conejo Valley Chamber chief executive Jill Lederer, second from left, surprises Fran Brough, in front with flowers, with the Chamber’s Volunteer of the Year announcement Feb. 14 when Brough was donating her time at Community Conscience in Thousand Oaks. Far Left, Robin Britt, Executive Director, in back with balloon, Sal Sandoval, Treasurer, Right of Fran, Heather Macaulay from the Chamber, far Right, Phyllis Rickert, Past President.

Fran Brough’s service to the community spans decades and includes countless hours of donated time to the Conejo/Las Virgenes Future Foundation, the California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks, Community Conscience and the Conejo Senior Volunteer Program Advisory Committee.

The Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce didn’t think another day should go by without Brough getting her just rewards. At its March 2 Recognition Gala, Brough received the organization’s highest citizen honor: Volunteer of the Year.

The dinner and awards program, titled “An Evening in Wonderland,” took place at Calamigos Ranch in Malibu.

Brough, a retired teacher, moved to Thousand Oaks from New York in 1975. She now lives in Simi Valley.

In 1995 she was hired as office manager for the Future Foundation and later became the executive director for the nonprofit volunteer group.

After 13 years with the foundation, Brough stepped down, but resumed her volunteer work just a short while later when she was called to service by the California Museum of Art T.O., where she became its executive director.

Although since retired from CMATO, Brough continues to work with the group as special assistant to the board of directors and serves on their volunteer arm, the Museum Council.

Fran joined the Board of Trustees of Community Conscience in 2009. She served as secretary for two years, Vice President for two years and is currently the President. She was Mardi Gras Ball Co-Chair 2015, 2016 and 2017.

In addition to her activities with Community Conscience, she has continued to work with the Future Foundation on their Senior Congress program and has chaired that event for the last two years and again this year. She is also on the Conejo Senior Volunteer Program Advisory Council and remains active with CMATO as special assistant to their Board of Directors.