9th Annual “Tribute to SHeroes” Recognizes Unsung Champions

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I had the honor and privilege of hosting on May 22, the 9th Annual "Tribute to SHeroes" Awards at the Radisson Hotel at USC. A SHero is a woman who has demonstrated significant leadership, great pride and an unyielding commitment to strengthening our community.

This event is a tradition I started when I first served in the State Assembly and continued through my time in the State Senate, and now as your City Council representative in the New 9th.

The yearly luncheon allows me to honor the dedication of 25 phenomenal women who are driving positive change in the Ninth District—individuals who often are not thanked enough or whose tremendous impact goes unnoticed. 

Of all the events I host every year, this is the one that is closest to my heart. After all, I have two very special SHeroes in my life: my mother Ms. Charlena Price and my wife Del Richardson-Price. 

The recipients of this year’s SHero Awards have helped enrich the lives of our neighbors, and this past Sunday we came together to celebrate their accomplishments.

Ladies: You are the epitome of putting service before self! A very warm congratulations to …

Adela Barajas
Executive Director & Founder-Life After Uncivil Ruthless Acts (L.A.U.R.A.)

Sharon Blackburn
Executive Director-South Central Prevention Coalition

Barbara Carroll
Community Resident/Volunteer

Alejandra Carvajal
Business Owner-Mariscos El Diablo

Iona Diggs
Community Volunteer/Resident

Sofia Giron
Trust for Public Land-Avalon Green Alley Team/Resident

Guadalupe Gonzalez
Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE)

Jessica Guerrero
Soledad Enrichment Action Community Activities Coordinator/Resident

Mary Howard
Co-Founder & President-Nu Alpha Delta Multicultural Sorority

Nina Idemudia
Community Resident/Volunteer

Nikki Jones-Brocks
Weingart Family Solutions Center/Resident

Rosario Manzilla
Jefferson High School Community Liaison/Resident

Carolynn Martin
Executive Director-Los Angeles Wellness Station

Marissa Martinez
Vice Principal-Santee Education Complex

Esther Monteilh
Community Resident/Volunteer

Mayra Moreno
Community Resident-Social Support Liaison-Harmony Project

Betty Ontiveros
Public Safety Officer-University of Southern California

Carla Osorio
Founder-Solidarity House of the South/Casa Solidaria del Sur

Claudia Perez
Founder-LA on Cloud 9

Veronica Ponce
Community Resident/Volunteer

June Ellen (Cookie) Richard 
Community Activist/Resident

Cynthia Rosado
Social Worker at Los Angeles Trade Tech College-Early College Academy

Regina Slaughter
Director-Amity Foundation

Lizet Triana
Coordinator-LAPD Newton Division PAL Program

Lori Weise
Founder-Downtown Dog Rescue (DDR)

To see the photos from this year’s event, click here.

Sincerely,

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Curren D. Price, Jr. Councilman
District 9 - “The New 9th”

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