Nominations for Mayor’s Hispanic Heritage Awards 2021

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Nominations are open for the Mayor’s Hispanic Heritage Awards!

The Mayor’s Hispanic Heritage Awards (MHHA) Committee seeks to recognize exemplary Hispanics who have made outstanding contributions toward improving the quality of life within the Houston Hispanic community.

Nominations must be emailed or postmarked no later than Friday, August 6, 2021, for consideration.

Mayor Sylvester Turner and City Council will salute the winners at the Houston City Council session every Tuesday during Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15, 2021, to October 15, 2021). All winners will be presented with an award at the kick-off celebration.

Nomination Criteria

  • An individual currently engaged in volunteer service that improves the quality of life for Houstonians.
  • Contribution and/or activity must have been performed in the city of Houston area for a minimum of one calendar year.
  • Nominees are subject to background checks.
  • Incomplete nominations will not be considered.
  • Award recipients will be asked to attend a recognition event during Hispanic Heritage month at Houston’s City Hall.
  • Award recipients may be asked to do media interviews
  • Elected officials may not be nominated
  • Nominees must live inside Houston city limits and be eligible to vote in Houston municipal elections

LINK TO NOMINATION FORM: https://bit.ly/3y3YzVS

LINK TO SPONSORSHIP FORM: https://bit.ly/2UaCaaq

2021 Award Categories

ARTS IN THE COMMUNITY – recognizes the contribution of an individual whose outstanding efforts have enriched and nurtured the creativity in the Hispanic community through Art programs. Art programs may include visual, music, dance, theatre, and quilting/embroidery. In addition to an application, nominations for this award must include a biography highlighting the services rendered by the nominee for which this award is to be presented.

COMMUNITY ACTIVIST – recognizes the outstanding volunteer efforts of an individual dedicated to improving and educating the Hispanic community thru public and community service. In addition to an application, nominations for this award must include a biography highlighting the services rendered by the nominee for which this award is to be presented.

EDUCATION IN THE COMMUNITY – recognizes an individual who has demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to increasing educational opportunities in academic, healthy living, and sportsmanship, in the Hispanic community. In addition to an application, nominations for this award must include a biography highlighting the services rendered by the nominee for which this award is to be presented.

YOUTH ACTIVIST – recognizes a young Hispanic between the ages of 15—25 for outstanding work in the community through volunteerism. All community projects must demonstrate leadership qualities that inspire our youth to become future leaders in the Hispanic community. In addition to an application, nominations for this award must include a biography highlighting the services rendered by the nominee for which this award is to be presented.

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT – recognizes community leaders who have led a lifetime of community service in the Hispanic community. In addition to an application, nominations for this award must include a biography highlighting the services rendered by the nominee for which this award is to be presented.

More info: https://www.houstontx.gov/specialevents/hispanicheritage.html

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