2022 Latino Spirit Award Highlights

May 02, 2022

On Monday, May 2, 2022 the Califonria Latino Legislative Caucus hosted the 20th Annual Latino Spirit Awards in Sacramento and recognized the 9 honorees for their personal and professional accomplishments.  The Latino Spirit Awards were established in 2002 by the Latino Caucus to highlight positive role models within our diverse Latino community. Every year, the Caucus honors Latinos/as in a variety of categories that range from athletics/sports, to public service and human rights.  Many of our honorees are pioneers in their respective fields and have overcome tremendous obstacles, rising to become role models and community leaders.  They serve as a reminder of the talent we have within our diverse Latino community and are a source of inspiration to all Californians. The honorees were celebrated at a brunch reception, and introduced to all Legislators at the State Capitol with celebrations on both the State Assembly and State Senate Floors.  



JENNA C. CONTRERAS - Achievement in Journalism & Media


RON HERRERA - Achievement in Public Service

SONIA MANZANO - Achievement in Arts & Entertainment

ALFONSO R. PADRÓN PhD - Achievement in Community Empowerment

GEORGE PLA - Achievement in Business & Philanthropy

MARIA S. SALINAS - Achievement in Business

IRENE TOVAR - Achievement in Public Service

Dr. GUILLERMO VALENZUELA - Achievement in Health & Science