Empowerment Congress 2018 Annual 40 Under 40 Awards

The 3rd Annual 40 Emerging Civic Leaders under 40 Awards ceremony held in the Athletic Club of downtown Los Angeles July 26th.

2018 40 Emerging Civic Leaders under 40 Honorees recognized by Ret. Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas at the ceremony of the Emerging Civic Leaders Committee of the Empowerment Congress.

Hosted in collaboration with the Empowerment Congress and the Office of Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, the award reception highlighted Los Angeles’ up and coming leaders who are paving the way in advocacy, governance, philanthropy, and private industry.

Since its 2016 inception, the Emerging Civic Leaders Committee has selected a cohort of 40 Second District leaders under the age of 40 that represent the highest levels of service in the fields of labor, business, public service,  NGO/philanthropy or media.

2018 40 Emerging Civic Leaders under 40 Honorees full list:

Adam Sieff, alison Hartson, Amir Johnson, Andres Cuevo, Anthony d. Mays, ashley Lamothe, Aura Vasquez, Austin Clements, Brenda Valiente, Cameron Onumah, Charlie Hernandez, Claire Totten, Cristina Pacheco, D’Artagnan Scorza, Halle Phillips, Hrag Hamalian, Jaaye Person-Lynn, Jake Levine, Jenny Delwood, Jessica Salinas, John Lovett, Jonathan Beutler, Jonathan Thompson, Juana Hernadez, Kwiri Yang, Kyle Webb, Lindsay Louie, Luiza Yeghiazaryan, Mia Pierson, Michael Lens, Nicole Vick, Rex Richardson, Ryan Kelly, Samuel Liu, Sara Hernandez, Shally De Leon, Shanita Nicholas, Tommy Vietor, Tyree Boyd-Pates, Uduad-Joe Ntuk.

Hon. Mark Ridley-Thomas (Left), Los Angeles county supervisor

Hon. Sebastian Ridley-Thomas (Ret.)

Brian Hui (Left), Cassandra Chase from Empowerment Congress

Keynote Speaker: Hon. Nick Melvoin, Vice President of Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education

Awardee Samuel Liu (Left)- Deputy Chief of Staff – California State Senate with his sister (Right)

Awardee Jonathan Beutler , Economic Policy Advisor and Director of Public Affair of Sunrider