Award Nominations Sought for Miami Beach Hispanic Heritage Month

The Miami Beach Hispanic Affairs Committee seeks nominations for the 2016 Hispanic Heritage Month Awards by Friday, August 5th at 5pm. The Committee will select a winner in one of each of the following categories:

Individual- educator, public safety personnel, social service provider, artist, youth (under 18 involved in community service), adult contributing to the success of youth, and any Hispanic Miami Beach community.

Business- Business, Business Owner, or employee of a qualified business (must be 51%+ Hispanic owned)

Nomination forms are available at City Hall and downloadable via the following link: (online form) and can be submitted via e-mail to or by mail to City of Miami Beach, Office of Budget and Performance Improvement, 1700 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach, FL, 33139.

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the City of Miami Beach honors those that have contributed positively to the Miami Beach community in their respective professional field and live or work in the City of Miami Beach. The nomination must include the nominee’s full name, address, phone number, and an explanation on how the person has contributed to the Miami Beach community. Detailed nominations must be received by Friday, August 5th at 5pm. The awards will be presented during the Miami Beach Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration on October 7th at North Shore Park.

The Hispanic Affairs Committee serves as an advisory capacity to the City Commission and the City Administration in respect to matters pertaining to the Hispanic community of the City of Miami Beach. For more information, contact Kate Gonzalez, liaison to the Miami Beach Hispanic Affairs Committee, at 305.673.7020.

Previous honorees include:

Jorge M Gonzalez
David de la Espriella
Victor Diaz

Eva Barreto
Liliam Lopez
Tanya Ludwig

Raymond Adrian
Alfredo Gonzalez
Aida Marrero
Jorge Martinez

Luis Alsina
Frank Carollo
Lupe Diaz
Marie Towers

Maritza Ejenbaum
Michael Gongora
Daniel Morgalo
Kelly Villoch

Kathy Abbate
Julio Blanco
Romero Britto
Nathalia Ramos
Dr Karmenchu Santana-Vega
Diana Susi

Goldie James Maldonado
Magaly Madrid
Rafael Oviedo
Daniel Veitia

Armando Hernandez
Gabriel Paez
Howard Kaufman
Ines Flax
Pedro Martinez

Elsa Urquiza
Luis Hernandez
Maria Acosta
Margarita Cepeda
Fernando Cid de Diego

Ana Bolt
Becky Cohen
German Pena
Magnolia Martinez
Susan Riener

Mark Causey
Bryant Del Toro
Samuel Karkassoni
Richard Martinez
Mara Mignardi
Bea Pernia

Tanya Diaz
Joe Gato
Karpawich Family
David King
Jose Rafael Martinez
Herb Sosa

Jessica Fuentes
Alejandro Llaneras
Lourdes Lopez
Willie Priegues
Carlos Rodriguez

Jorge Garcia
Leonor Hernandez
Alexandra Oliva
Margueritte Ramos
Lawrence Rodriguez

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