Latino Leaders Network
Mayor John Giles of Mesa, Arizona, to Deliver Honoree Tribute

COLUMBUS, Ohio - AussieJournal -- The Latino Leaders Network (LLN), a non-profit organization dedicated to "Bringing Leaders Together," will convene the 38th Tribute to Mayors to honor Mayor Kate Gallego of Phoenix —the 5th largest U.S. city— with the Antonio Villaraigosa Leadership Award. Hosted by Chairman Mickey Ibarra, the by invitation-only event will take place on Saturday, June 3, 2023 at the Hilton Columbus Downtown at 6:00 p.m. EST.

Mayor John Giles of Mesa, AZ, will deliver the honoree tribute. Antonio Villaraigosa, the 41st Mayor of Los Angeles and former president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM), will deliver the award presentation virtually.

Convened during the USCM annual summer meeting in Columbus, the event will include elected officials, policymakers, corporate executives, opinion leaders, community activists, industry experts, and political insiders.

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Saturday, June 3, 2023
Reception 6:00 p.m. | Program 6:30 p.m. EST

Hilton Columbus Downtown
402 N. High Street, Columbus, OH

First established in 2004, the Tribute to Mayors hosted by the Latino Leaders Network consists of two 2023 national events — convened during the U.S. Conference of Mayors winter and summer meetings.

The Antonio Villaraigosa Leadership Award is presented to a mayor from a city with a significant Latino population who has exhibited an outstanding commitment to bringing diverse communities together.

  • Kate Gallego, Mayor of Phoenix, Antonio Villaraigosa Leadership Award Honoree
  • John Giles, Mayor of Mesa
  • Francis Suarez, Mayor of Miami, USCM President (Invited)
  • Mickey Ibarra, Chairman, Latino Leaders Network
  • Antonio Villaraigosa, 41st Mayor of Los Angeles (Video Remarks)
  • La Mega Media, Media Partner
  • Walmart, Southwest Airlines, HDR, 1st SOS Staffing, Bank of America, APS, CVS Health, Hudson Group/ HMSHost, JPMorgan Chase, Holland & Knight, Jacobs, Volta Charging, Andrade-Van de Putte, Waymo
The Latino Leaders Network continues its mission of "Bringing Leaders Together" to establish relationships, build unity, and celebrate the outstanding leadership of our nation's mayors.

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About Latino Leaders Network

The Latino Leaders Network has been dedicated to "Bringing Leaders Together" to establish relationships, build unity, and share our personal stories, since 2004.  Mickey Ibarra, Founder and Chairman, served as Assistant to the President and Director of Intergovernmental Affairs at the White House (1997-2001) during the administration of President Bill Clinton.

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Source: Latino Leaders Network

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