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Council recognizes Ingemar Olsson for longstanding community service

Mayor Rob Schroder (far left) presents a Certificate of Recognition to Capt. Ingemar Olsson, U.S. Merchant Marine (center), during the July 20, 2016, meeting of the Martinez City Council. Looking on is Councilwoman Anamarie Avila Farias. (TIM TUCKER / Courtesy)
Mayor Rob Schroder (far left) presents a Certificate of Recognition to Capt. Ingemar Olsson, U.S. Merchant Marine (center), during the July 20, 2016, meeting of the Martinez City Council. Looking on is Councilwoman Anamarie Avila Farias. (TIM TUCKER / Courtesy)

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Capt. Ingemar Olsson, U.S. Merchant Marine, was honored during the July 20 City Council meeting in recognition of 15 years of service to the Martinez community.

Mayor Rob Schroder presented Olsson with a Certificate of Recognition, stating:

“The Martinez City Council, on this 20th day of July 2016, proudly presents this Certificate to Ingemar Olsson in recognition of your valuable and loyal service as a member of the Parks, Recreation, Marina & Cultural Commission, April 2009 through June 2016, and the Marina Commission, December 2001 through April 2009.

“This Certificate is hereby presented to you as an expression of appreciation for faithful public service to the Martinez community.”

Olsson, a graduate from the Royal Swedish Naval Academy, came to the United States in 1990 and became a U.S. Citizen in 1995.

Today he is a Captain of mega-yachts, doing cruises on the San Francisco Bay for Alameda-based Commodore Cruises & Events.

He serves as a crewmember on President Roosevelt’s Yacht “Potomac,” also doing cruises on the San Francisco Bay.

Since 2009, Olsson has served on the Martinez Veterans Commission.

This summer he celebrated 25 years of marriage to Dr. Deborah A. Kimbrell, an Emerita Geneticist at UC Davis.

Olsson and his wife have been living in the Alhambra Hills in Martinez for the last 16 years.

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