Virginia Ball was recognized in March as part of Women’s History Month for her many years of volunteerism and service to Whittier. Ginny, as she is known by her peers, is a Whittier resident and has owned Woodruff Properties for over 50 years.
Ginny was selected as a “Distinguished Woman of Achievement” by Senator Bob Archuleta of the 32nd District during a reception held at the Doubletree by Hilton Whittier. She was honored for her service as a board member of the Whittier Public Library Foundation, Whittier Historical Society, and Uptown Whittier Improvement Association, and for establishing the Whittier Apartment Owners Association which brings Whittier area landlords and tenants together to better understand their rights, discuss impactful legislation, and identify local resources.
Ginny was also a recipient of Assemblymember Lisa Calderon’s “2022 Distinguished Women of the Year” Awards for her involvement with additional non-profit organizations in Whittier including the National Charity League, East Whittier Arts Foundation, Association of University Women, and League of Women Voters, as well as her advocacy on behalf of Whittier’s unhoused residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. She is known for her championing of social services as founding board member of Whittier’s first transitional-living facility, Whittier First Day.