Clarese J. Anderson


Clarese J. Anderson has been active in Manteca civic and arts groups since moving to the community in l965.

She was the founder and president of the Manteca Federated Women's Club, the founder and president of the Manteca Camera Club, the founder and chairperson of the Manteca Beautification Committee, served on the founding committee for the Manteca Arts Council (later known as the Mayor's Committee on the Arts), and participated with the committee founding the Manteca Historical Society.

Anderson also was on the organization committees and boards fo Manteca's first drug abuse program, the Manteca Kindred Arts, and Manteca's first community arts center.

She has been recognized for outstanding contributions to the community and various endeavors by the Manteca Chamber of Commerce in 1974 (Outstanding Woman of the Year), Beta Sigma Phi International in 1985 (First Lady of the Year), Soroptimist International of Manteca in 1996 (Woman of Distinction), Manteca Bulletin in 1977 (Best Dressed Women in Manteca), and California Republican Organization in 1969 (Republican Woman of the Year - San Joaquin County).

She has received numerous arts awards, taught arts classes and served as a judge in juried shows.