Latino Leadership & Achievement Awards

Latino Leadership & Achievement 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. 

The ceremony recognizes recipients in four major categories:

Emerging Latino Leader Award
Recognizing the emerging influence and accomplishments of a Latino young adult who is under the age of 25 years. 

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.

Chattanooga's Choice Award
The general Chattanooga community's recipient for an influential Latino resident who has made a significant impact in the community.

Latino Leader of the Year Award
The most prestigous honor that recognizes one local Latino's individual career achievement and community impact over the course of their lifetime. 

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2015 Latino Leadership Awards 

2015 Latino Leadership Awards, September 21, 2015

The 2015 Latino Leadership Awards will be held September 21, 2015 at the Downtown Chattanooga Marriott. 


The 2015 nomination process was held in July and is now closed.


The general public is invited to vote for one of the ten selected nominees who is most deserving to receive the Chattanooga's Choice Award for their service in their profession and community and their contribution in the Latino community. The public vote for "Chattanooga's Choice Award" reciepient will be held from August 14-27.


  • Latino Leadership HONOREE RECEPTION
    Tuesday, September 15, 6-9pm, The Camp House. By invitation only.
    The reception is an opportunity for the 2015 honorees to meet and mingle with Latino Leadership Awards recipients from former years, as well as the sponsors, board of directors, and staff of La Paz Chattanooga.
    $25/person (honorees and sponsors free, but guests and former LLA recipients must pay). 

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  • 2015 Latino Leadership AWARDS BANQUET
    Monday, September 21, 11:30am - 1:00pm, Downtown Chattanooga Marriott.
    The ceremony is a time to recognize, celebrate, and honor the area's Latino leaders and champions who were chosen for their contributions and accomplishments in career achievement and community involvement. 
    $50/person, $500/table of ten

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Additional registration and event information can be viewed at

For More Information

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