The Distinguished Hispanic Ohioan Award has been a part of Ohio Latino Affairs for nearly 30 years, tracing back its history to the Distinguished Service Awards of the Commission in the early 1980's.
Each spring, commissioners award the "DHO" to Latinos in Ohio for their exemplary service, and the “Nuestra Familia” Award to non-Ohioans or non-Latinos who have in some way made a beneficial impact to the Hispanic community in Ohio.
2008 Distinguished Hispanic Ohioans
Sonia Troche, Toledo
Victor Leandry, Lorain
Gilbert Silva, Amherst
Councilman Joe Santiago, Cleveland
Maria Cruz-Lucio, Findlay
Jason Riveiro, Cincinnati
Juan José Pérez, Columbus
Wanda Canales, Centerville
Tony Ortiz, Beavercreek
Guadalupe Velásquez, Columbus
2008 Nuestra Familia Recipients
Reverend William A. Thaden, Lorain
Mr. Tracy Nichols, Cleveland
Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Columbus
An Award Gala to present the recognitions is scheduled for April 18th, 2008 at 6:30 pm. The event, which is open to the entire community, takes place at the Renaissance Hotel, Third and Gay Streets, Downtown Columbus. The cost for dinner $50 per person, with a reception starting promptly at 5:30pm, followed by the Program and Dinner at 6:30 pm.
For information regarding reservations and tickets, please contact 614-466-8333 or email: [email protected]
Further details about the Awardees can be found at http://ochla.ohio.gov after Friday, March 21st, 2008.
DHO Award Winner Profiles.pdf
Nuestra Familia Award Recipient Profiles..pdf