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Rep. Chu Honors Constituents at 8th Annual Congressional Leadership Awards Ceremony

August 2, 2017
Press Release

Altadena, CA – On Saturday, July 29th, Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-27) held her 8th Annual Congressional Leadership Awards Ceremony to honor outstanding and diverse business people, volunteers, educators and non-profit organizations in the San Gabriel Valley. The Congressional Leadership Awards ceremony recognizes the diverse leadership and volunteerism in the cities that make up the 27th Congressional District. All the awardees were selected from nominations that were submitted by members of the community. The selected groups and individuals received this honor because of the commendable work they have accomplished in their field as well as their dedication to communities in the San Gabriel Valley. Rep. Chu released the following statement:

“I’m so proud of the incredible volunteers, advocates, entrepreneurs, and leaders who make the San Gabriel Valley such a great place to live, work, and raise a family. This year’s winners of the Congressional Leadership Awards have invested time and money into their communities, to the benefit of all of us. It’s a privilege to represent a district that is so innovative and connected, and that is thanks to the great residents of the San Gabriel Valley like those I am recognizing today. I congratulate all of this year’s winners for their many contributions and hope they can continue to serve as inspirations and leaders in our area.”

This year’s Congressional Leadership Awards recipients are:

Allied Pacific IPA - Business of the Year (West San Gabriel Valley)

Sal Medina - Business Person of the Year (East San Gabriel Valley)

Masjid Gibrael Mosque - Non-Profit of the Year (West San Gabriel Valley)

Upland Veterans Monument Project - Non-Profit of the Year (East San Gabriel Valley)

Jim Morris - Educator of the Year

Donna and Mitchell Pomerantz - Volunteers of the Year

Ken Fong - Community Leader of the Year (West San Gabriel Valley)

Priscilla and David Lizárraga - Community Leader of the Year (East San Gabriel Valley)

San Gabriel Mountains Community Collaborative - Building Bridges Award