Mayor Greg Fischer of Louisville to Receive Antonio Villaraigosa Leadership Award

By: PRLog
WASHINGTON - June 4, 2018 - PRLog -- The Latino Leaders Network (LLN), a national organization that honors individuals who make a positive impact for Latinos in the United States, will honor Mayor Greg Fischer of Louisville with the Antonio Villaraigosa Leadership Award at the 29th Tribute to Mayors hosted on Sunday, June 10th at 5:30 p.m. at the Boston Marriott Copley Place. The Antonio Villaraigosa Leadership Award is presented to a mayor who has exhibited an outstanding commitment to bringing diverse communities together.

The Tribute to Mayors reception, held during the 86th United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) Annual Meeting in Boston, will include mayors, local elected officials, policy-makers, corporate executives, community leaders, and industry experts.

A trustee for the U.S. Conference of Mayors, Greg Fischer was elected Louisville's 50th mayor in 2010 -- and was sworn in for a second four-year term on January 5, 2015. Mayor Fischer leads Louisville's efforts to be a welcoming city for immigrants and refugees. Since taking office, he has pursued three top goals: making Louisville a city of lifelong learning, a much healthier city and an even more compassionate community. He is committed to growing jobs and creating a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. As a businessman and entrepreneur, he brings a data-driven approach to city government with a goal of making it more efficient and accessible.

In 2013, Mayor Fischer was named a "Public Official of the Year" by Governing Magazine — the only U.S. mayor to earn that honor — and one of America's most interesting Mayor's by Politico in 2017.

"We are proud to honor Mayor Fischer for his commitment to making a positive impact on Louisville's growing immigrant and refugee population," said Mickey Ibarra, Founder and Chairman of the Latino Leaders Network. "He is a leader who celebrates diversity and inclusiveness, while recognizing the cultural and economic contributions of our community."

Confirmed speakers include The Honorable Antonio Villaraigosa and Mayor Steve Benjamin of Columbus, president of the USCM.

Past honorees attending include Mayor Elizabeth Kautz of Burnsville, Hon. Doug Palmer of Trenton, Hon. Wellington Webb of Denver, Mayor Jorge Elorza of Providence, Mayor Michael Hancock of Denver, Mayor Ken Miyagishima of Las Cruces, and Mayor Juan Carlos Bermudez of Doral.

Chairman Mickey Ibarra will distribute his new book "Latino Leaders Speak: Personal Stories of Struggle and Triumph," featuring keynote addresses delivered at the Latino Leaders Luncheon Series by successful Latinos from a variety of occupations.

Major sponsors include Bank of America, Walmart, and Southwest Airlines.

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