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Latino Leadership Awards

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The Latino Leadership Awards is an annual ceremony created to recognize and honor Latino leaders in the Chattanooga area. As the region’s leading Latino organization, La Paz works with a diverse group of passionate and committed Latinos who improve our community in various, meaningful ways. The inaugural year of the Latino Leadership Awards will mark the first time Chattanooga has come together on a grander scale to celebrate outstanding Latinos. 

Two grand honors are awarded at the Latino Leadership Awards: the Latino of the Year award and the Chattanooga's Choice award.  The Latino Leader of the Year is selected by a special committee including La Paz staff and board members, while the Chattanooga's Choice leader is chosen through a community-wide vote. 



2012 Latino Leadership Awards

The 2012 Latino Leadership Awards took place on September 17, 2012 at the Mountain City Club.  A special thanks to Andy and Monique Berke for serving as our Keynote Speakers, as well as OneConsulting for designing the awards log, all of those companies who were table sponsors and all of the other volunteers involved!  The event was attended by 200 people. 

The 2012 Latino Leader of the Year is Marisol Jimenez, an ESOL support teacher for HCDE.  The 2012 Chattanooga's Choice leader is Angela Garcia, the editor-in-cheif of Noticias Libres - Chattanooga's premiere Spanish-language publication. Both were given a custom-made trophy created by Andy Johnson of Against the Grain Custom Woodworks