Mayor Sylvester Turner to Receive the Antonio Villaraigosa Leadership Award at 30th Tribute to Mayors

WASHINGTON - Oct. 24, 2018 - PRLog -- The Latino Leaders Network (LLN) will honor Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner with the Antonio Villaraigosa Leadership Award at the 30th Tribute to Mayors dinner hosted on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at The Mayflower Hotel during the U.S. Conference of Mayors annual winter meeting in Washington, D.C.

The award was named the Antonio Villaraigosa Leadership Award in 2012 to honor Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who served as President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors from 2011 to 2012. In 2005, Mayor Villairaigosa became the first Latino mayor of Los Angeles in over a century and set the gold standard for inclusion of the Latino community at City Hall. Only 20 mayors have earned the award, including Julián Castro of San Antonio, Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles, Greg Fischer of Louisville, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake of Baltimore, and Vincent Gray of Washington, among others. The Honorable Antonio Villaraigosa will personally present the award.

Mayor Turner was nominated for this national honor by local area Houston leaders including Senator Sylvia Garcia, Representative Carol Alvarado, Councilman Robert Gallegos and Adrian Garcia. Chairman Mickey Ibarra and the Latino Leaders Network Board of Directors, after consultation with Mayor Villaraigosa approved the nomination.

"We are grateful for the outstanding leadership and commitment to inclusion demonstrated by Mayor Sylvester Turner of Houston," said Mickey Ibarra, Chairman of the Latino Leaders Network. "This high honor is well-deserved given his strong record of diversity that includes Latino leaders throughout his administration in senior positions and his responsiveness to our concerns."

The Latino Leaders Network (LLN)

The Latino Leaders Network is dedicated to "Bringing Leaders Together" to establish relationships, build unity, and share our personal stories. Mickey Ibarra, Founder and Chairman, served as Assistant to the President and Director of Intergovernmental Affairs at the White House for President Clinton.

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