Glendale Latino Association’s Award Luncheon & Board Installation
Date: February 29th, 2024
Time: 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Location: Oakmount Country Club
This year, GLA is proud to honor outstanding individuals and organizations who have made significant contributions to our community. The awards for Man, Woman, and Organization of the Year will be presented, recognizing those who have gone above and beyond to positively impact the Glendale area.
In addition to the recognition ceremony, GLA will also install the 2024 Board of Directors, ushering in a new era of leadership and commitment to our mission. We are also excited to share our keynote speaker:
Your sponsorship for the luncheon directly supports GLA’s Annual Scholarship Fund. Our mission is to bring businesses and professionals together and promote activities that enhance education and opportunities.
The Annual Scholarship Fund is a cornerstone of our commitment to education. In June 2023, GLA awarded an impressive $21,000 to graduating students from Glendale Unified School District (GUSD) and transferring students from Glendale Community College (GCC). This brings our total scholarship contributions to over $261,500, empowering local students to pursue and achieve their educational goals.
Be part of this momentous occasion as we celebrate accomplishments, inspire future leaders, and continue our dedication to fostering education within our community.
Purchase your tickets or support with sponsorship for this memorable afternoon of recognition.
- GOLD | Table with eight tickets & recognition | $1,500.00
- SILVER | Four tickets & recognition | $750.00
- BRONZE | Two tickets & recognition | $450.00
- Individual ticket | $99.00
If you prefer to pay with a check you can mail your check. If you need a print invitation with pricing and event information use the PDF below, don’t forget to email GLA with your food preference and sponsorship preferences while we wait for your check at firstname.lastname@example.org. Make checks payable to Glendale Latino Association and mail payment to Glendale Latino Association | P.O. Box 806 Verdugo City California, 91046.
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Chief Manuel Cid
Chief of Police, Glendale Police Department
Chief Cid was appointed as Glendale’s 20th Police Chief on January 16th, 2023.
As Glendale’s Police Chief and a law enforcement leader, Chief Cid brings a collaborative leadership style to leading an organization, a proactive approach to community-centric policing, an unwavering commitment to professionalism, and a focus on fostering and preserving partnerships.
Prior to joining the Glendale Police Department, Chief Cid served the Culver City community for nearly 20 years as a member of their Police Department, including as the Department’s Chief of Police from 2020-2022.
Throughout his two-decade law enforcement career, Manny has had the opportunity to work a vast array of assignments, while promoting up the ranks of two full-service police departments, including the ranks of Community Service Officer, Police Officer, Detective, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain, Assistant Chief, and finally Chief of Police. Manny’s law enforcement career includes extensive experience in the areas of field operations, investigations, administration and professional standards, as well as emergency management. Manny has also had the opportunity to work on multiple local, state, and federal taskforces, impacting public safety on a regional level.
Chief Cid holds law enforcement executive leadership positions at the local, county, and state levels, including serving as the President of the Executive Board for the LA IMPACT Taskforce, as well as a board member on the LA County Police Chief’s Association and the California Police Chief’s Association. In addition, Chief Cid also serves as a board member for the Glendale Memorial Hospital.
Manny possesses his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Whittier College, as well as his Master’s degree in Public Administration and Organizational Leadership from National University. In addition to his formal education, Manny is a graduate of the Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute, the West Point Leadership Program, California’s POST Executive Development Course, and the FBI’s National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.
During his career, Manny has been the recipient of several law enforcement awards and honors, including the Sustained Superiority Award, the Distinguished Service Medal, and the Career Achievement Award.
Chief Cid is a first-generation Cuban-American, who has spent most his life living and working the greater Los Angeles area. Manny is an avid sports fan, and in his free time enjoys spending time with his family, staying active, and traveling.
Librarian, Glendale Community College
Connecting people and resources is how Jennie brings her academic librarian skills from the stacks and into the community and the ethos she carries in her work as the Outreach and Student Engagement Librarian at Glendale Community College.
For nearly two decades, she has called Glendale her home, and for 15 years, she dedicated her time to working at CSUN. However, it was in 2016 that she began to immerse herself more deeply in the fabric of her city. She took on a pivotal role in spearheading the inaugural Día de los Muertos celebration in the City of Glendale, aiming to foster civic engagement and strengthen community ties. She actively participated in organizations as a board member: Glendale Latino Association, the Glendale Library Arts and Culture Trust, and The Character and Ethics Project. Through these engagements, her network expanded, and she seized opportunities to collaborate with others to build a stronger community. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Ethnic Studies from the University of California, San Diego, and completed her MLIS at the University of California, Los Angeles.
She is proud of the work with organizations during the pandemic that they were able to sustain and thrive. Glendale Latino Association supported over 60 students from 2020-2022 and raised over 60,000 dollars during that three-year pandemic to support scholarships for local high school and Glendale Community College students. In 2022, the Glendale Chamber of Commerce recognized GLA as Organization of the Year. During the first year of the pandemic, she was honored to be recognized as one of the Business Life Magazine’s Woman Achiever Honorees for 2020.
One of the most significant experiences as a mid-career professional was being accepted into Southern California’s Coro LeadLA program where she was able to meet folks from non-profit to the private sector also doing purpose-driven work and dig in and explore her leadership strengths and areas for growth. At a time when the world feels very politically divided, it was even more meaningful to work with a team within LeadLA with very diverse political beliefs; they all learned from each other and remain close today. There is power in listening.
In terms of career achievements, the work she did while at CSUN on the 2014 American Library Association and National Endowment for the Humanities programming grant, Latino Americans, is a point of pride. She was able to work with a great team and connect programming at libraries and community spaces from Glendale to the West Valley.
Jennie actively engages in the Glendale community, constantly attending various events and embodying the ‘start local’ motto to foster change and forge connections. While the larger, intimidating news stories may seem beyond immediate control, she firmly believes that by reaching out to neighbors and contributing in small but meaningful ways, they can collectively build a stronger community, one step at a time.
Glendale Youth Alliance
Honorable Mónica Ramírez Almadani
Judge of the United States District Court for the Central District of California.