Mayor's Office of Special Events

2008 Hispanic Heritage Award Recipients Announced

Mayor Bill White Recognizes Hispanic Community's Everyday Heroes
Reception for Annual Mayor’s Hispanic Heritage Awards Oct. 2nd

Hispanic Heritage Awards Graphic October 1, 2008 -- Mayor Bill White, Council Members Adrian Garcia, Melissa Noriega and James Rodriguez, and members of the Mayor’s Hispanic Advisory Board, as part of Hispanic Heritage Month, will recognize various Hispanic community leaders for their contributions . A reception to honor the award recipients will take place Thursday, October 2nd, at the Wortham Theatre, Grand Foyer, 501 Texas Avenue, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

“ It’s the people who keep their eyes on the community and help their neighbors who make us a great city,” said Mayor White . “The people we honor here are the true leaders.“

The 2008 Mayor’s Hispanic Heritage Award Honorees are:

  • Frank Partida – Lifetime Achievement
  • Enrique Lima– Community Activist
  • Daniel De Leon – Education
  • Felicita Menjivar – Health
  • Julio R. Enriquez – Public Safety
  • Cesar Espinoza – Youth Activist

The awards recognize citizens who have made significant contributions leading to quality of life improvements in Houston. An individual award recipient will be recognized every Tuesday throughout Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15) during City Council meetings.

Underwriter of the MHHA program is Bank of America. Sponsors include AT&T, The Principle Partnering Group, City of Houston Convention and Entertainment Facilities Department, Mayor’s Office of Special Events, Houston Fire Department, Houston Police Department, KPRC-TV Channel 2 and Univision 45/Telefutura 67.