Environmental Justice Awards 2015 Our local youth environmentalists posing in front of the camera City of San Fernando Councilmember Robert Gonzales with friends Shane Murphy Goldsmith with Effie Turnbull pictured above Two of dancers from Ballet Folklorico Joyas Divinas Del Valle pose in front of the camera Youth Coordinator, Hugo Cortinez (left) and Youth Organizer, Diego Ortiz (right) pictured with local youth environmentalists Project Assistant, Mariaelena Fuentes with Pacoima Beautiful interns Kyle Doss and Raquel Mason manning registration Los Angeles Councilmember Bob Blumenfield photographed with wife Kafi Blumenfield who has been invited to receive the Civic Leadership Award. Imelda Padilla with LAANE pictured with Pacoima Beautiful community member Reyna Hernandez. Some of our attendees enjoying refreshments Attendees conversing in our VIP room Environmental Justice Awards 2015 Attendees gathering for opening remarks Los Angeles City Councilmember Felipe Fuentes beginning the awards ceremony with opening remarks Los Angeles City Councilmember Felipe Fuentes speaking at the 2015 Environmental Justice Awards Executive Director, Veronica Padilla thanking staff, attendees and honorees. Deputy Director, Yvette Lopez-Ledesma thanking staff, attendees and honorees. Lourdes Temoxtle speaking on behalf of YUTEP, Youth United Towards Environmental Protection Pacoima Beautiful Board members Jose Hernandez and Raul Bocanegra Julian Fox accepting the Corporate Responsibility Award on behalf of Turf Terminators. Julian Fox speaking at the 2015 Environmental Justice Awards Julia Fox on behalf of Turf Terminators accepting the Corporate Responsibility Award Kafi Blumenfield accepting the Civic Leadership Award Kafi Blumenfield accepting the Civic Leadership Award Deputy Mayor City of Los Angeles, Barbara Romero Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority, Amy Lethbridge accepting the Founders Awards on behalf of Joseph Edmiston with Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority. Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority, Amy Lethbridge receiving the Founders Awards on behalf of Joseph Edmiston with Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority. Ballet Folklórico Joyas Divinas Del Valle Ballet Folklórico Joyas Divinas Del Valle Ballet Folklórico Joyas Divinas Del Valle Council District 7 staff pictured with Pacoima Beautiful staff Pacoima Beautiful staff pictured from left to right, Mariaelena Fuentes, Hugo Cortinez, Jennifer Solorzano, Yvette Lopez-Ledesma, Veronica Padilla, Maria Guzman, Mercedes Ortiz, and Diego Ortiz. Community Health Worker, Maria Guzman (middle) pictured with community members Mario Rosales, Reyna Hernandez, Sofia Ramirez and Marcela Herrera. Community Health Worker, Maria Guzman, Executive Director, Veronica Padilla and Community Organizer, Mercedes Ortiz pictured from left to right with community members Marcela Herrera, Sofia Ramirez, Mario Rosales and Reyna Hernandez. Los Angeles City Councilmember, Felipe Fuentes pictured from left to right with community members, Sofia Ramirez, Marcela Herrera, Reyna Hernandez, and Mario Rosales. Special thanks to Eric Chapman from GR818ERS for DJing our event! On June 18th 2015, we hosted our Annual Environmental Justice Awards at Pacoima Neighborhood City Hall. We'd like to thank all our guests, supporters and staff for making this a successful event!