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Matilda Martinez Garcia Leadership Award

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City of Tampa Mayor’s Hispanic Advisory Council

Seeks Nominations for the 2021 Matilda Martinez Garcia Leadership Award

The City of Tampa Mayor’s Hispanic Advisory Council welcomes nominations from the community for its 2021 Matilda Martinez Garcia Leadership Award. Each year the award recognizes a person or organization that has made extraordinary contributions to the betterment of Hillsborough County’s Hispanic community. The recipient of the award will be recognized at the Latinos Unidos Scholarship Luncheon on May 5, 2021, at Armature Works in Tampa.

Established in 2013, the award honors the late Matilda Martinez Garcia, a respected community leader and charter member of the Council, which was founded by then-mayor Bob Martinez in 1983. Past recipients of the award include Ms. Martinez Garcia, Mr. Rafael Martinez Ybor, Mr. Tony Morejon, Mr. Jose M. Gonzalez, Ms. Maria M. Hernandez, Ms. Aileen Rodriguez and the late Dr. Luz Paredes Lono.

To nominate an individual or organization for the Matilda Martinez Garcia Leadership Award, please complete the nomination form below outlining the nature and breadth of the nominee’s contributions. Deadline for nominations is Friday, February 26th, 2021.

If you have any questions please contact Marilyn Alvarez, Committee Chair at malvar01@hcso.tampa.fl.us or Melisa Martinez, Hispanic Liaison MHAC Melisa.martinez@tampagov.net or call (813) 274-3193.

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