Mayor to be honored by National Latino Leaders Group
Corpus Christi Mayor Nelda Martinez will be recognized this weekend for her outstanding leadership skills during the U.S. Conference of Mayors annual summer meeting in Dallas. The Latino Leaders Network (LLN) will host the 22nd Tribute to Mayors Sunday, June 22nd at the Omni Dallas Hotel.
“When I reflect on receiving the Latino Leadership Award, I must acknowledge the many strong, wise women who modeled leadership for me growing up – from my formidable mother to my dear friend and mentor, the late mayor Mary Rhodes. Additionally, I am pleased that this honor recognizes the many best practice advances Corpus Christi has made in managing growth, maintaining infrastructure, and planning for a future water supply – work that simply couldn’t happen without a dedicated City staff and a cohesive and very capable Council team. I remind myself every day how blessed I am to be the Mayor of the most beautiful city in the Milky Way Galaxy,” said Mayor Martinez.
Mayor Martinez and San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee will be presented with the Antonio Villaraigosa Leadership Award which recognizes mayors from cities with a significant minority population who have exhibited an outstanding commitment to bringing diverse communities together. The group points to several of the mayor's attributes for the honor, including how she broke historical barriers by becoming the first Hispanic woman to be elected Mayor and her continued work to advance the Latino community and improve the lives of all citizens in Corpus Christi.
The Latino Leaders Network is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing leaders together to establish relationships, build unity, and foster dialogue on issues important to the community.