Latino Leadership & Achievement Awards

Latino Leadership & Achievement Awards

Latino Leadership Awards

The Latino Leadership Awards is an annual event that brings together the greater Chattanooga community in order to celebrate and honor the accomplishments of the area's Latino leaders and champions in the areas of career achievement and community involvement.  All nominees must be of age 18 years or older and live within a 25 mile radius of the greater Chattanooga area. 

2016 Latino Leadership Awards 

2016 Latino Leadership Awards, Monday, September 19, 2016

The 2016 Latino Leadership Awards banquet will be held on Monday, September 19th, at the Chattanooga Trade and Convention Center from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  

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The ceremony brings together members or our community in order to recognize and honor Latinos who have made a significant impact in Chattanooga. 

In addition to the general Latino Leader recognition, the banquet also honors four individuals with the following special awards:

  • Latino Leader of the Year Award
    The most prestigious honor that recognizes one local Latino's individual career achievement and community impact over the course of their lifetime. All individuals nominated will be considered during the selection process by the LLA selection committee. The committee will determine which nominees will be honored at the banquet, who will receive the Latino Leader of the Year Award, and who will be eligible for the Chattanooga's Choice Award vote. 

    Nominate Someone › Nomine a un Candidato ›

  • Chattanooga's Choice Award 
    The general Chattanooga community will have the opportunity to vote for one of the selected honorees from the Latino Leader of the Year selection process.The recipient of this award has illustrated their contribution and commitment to the community. This public voting process will take place in late summer prior to the awards banquet.  

    Voting will take place in August.

  • Latino Community Champion Award 
    Recognizing those who have championed services for and/or made a significant impact on Chattanooga's Latino population over a series of years. This recipient does not have to be Latino in heritage.

    Nominate Someone › Nomine a un Candidato ›
  • Emerging Latino Leader Award
    Recognizing the emerging influence and accomplishments of a Latino young adult who is under the age of 25 years. 

    Nominate Someone › Nomine a un Candidato ›

(View Past Recipients ›)

Sponsor Information

If you or your organization would like to sponsor this year's Latino Leadership Awards, please contact Christian Patiño at

Presenting Sponsor

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee

Platinum Sponsors

Volkswagen, USA  Caring Choice Women's Center  

Gold Sponsors

Tennessee American Water  Coca Cola Bottling of Chattanooga  Electric Power Board

Table Sponsors

To be announced

For More Information

For more information regarding the Latino Leadership Awards, please contact Christian Patiño at or call the La Paz office at 423-624-8414.

Ticket Information

All tickets include lunch.

  • Individual Ticket - $50.00
  • Table - $400.00 (includes eight seats at one table)
  • Table Sponsors - $1,000
    (includes eight seats + company logo on table, event program & in-venue signage - see sponsor information above)

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