Sam Liccardo '87 to Be Honored by Latino Leaders Network

Posted: January 15, 2020


The Latino Leaders Network (LLN), a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing leaders together, will convene mayors from across the country to honor San José Mayor Sam Liccardo with the Antonio Villaraigosa Leadership Award at the Tribute to Mayors on Wednesday, January 22 at 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at The Mayflower (1127 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.). Congressman Tony Cárdenas will be presented the Chairman's Award. Special guests include U.S. Conference of Mayors President Bryan Barnett and Tucson Mayor Regina Romero.

The Tribute to Mayors is a private event held during the United States Conference of Mayors winter and summer meetings. Attendees will include mayors, policy-makers, corporate executives, community leaders, industry experts, and political insiders. The Antonio Villaraigosa Leadership Award is presented to a mayor from a city with a significant Latino population who has exhibited an outstanding commitment to bringing diverse communities together.

Elected mayor in 2014, Liccardo became one of the youngest individuals to serve in San José's highest elected office. He won reelection on June 5, 2018. Prior to being elected mayor, he served as a federal and local criminal prosecutor. Liccardo descended from a combination of Sicilian and Irish immigrants, as well as the first Mexican settlers in the Bay Area. He graduated from Bellarmine College Prep, Georgetown University and Harvard Law School.

"We are proud to recognize Mayor Liccardo for his outstanding leadership and contributions to the Latino community," said Mickey Ibarra, Founder and Chairman of the Latino Leaders Network. "Liccardo has dedicated his life to public service and is a role model for all with a passion to help others."

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