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Matilda Martinez Garcia Leadership Award

Matilda Martinez Garcia

Matilda Martinez Garcia

Each year the award recognizes a person or organization that has made extraordinary contributions to the betterment of Hillsborough County’s Hispanic community. 

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, the late Dr. Luz Paredes Lono, Mr. Jose M. Gonzalez, Mr. Tony Morejon, Ms. Maria M. Hernandez and Ms. Aileen Rodriguez. 

The recipient of the award will be announced and recognized at the 25th Annual Latinos Unidos Luncheon on May 8th, 2024, at The Hilton Hotel, Downtown Tampa..   

For more information about 2024 LUL please visit: https://www.tampa.gov/hispanic-advisory-council/latinos-unidos-luncheon


*** Nominate someone for this award: Nomination Form ***

The deadline is March 1st, 2024


Additional Information:
Maribel Garrett, Hispanic Liaison   
(813) 274-8263