Urban League Presents Leadership Awards At Equal Opportunity Day

  • Thursday, December 7, 2023
The Urban League of Greater Chattanooga held its 41st annual Equal Opportunity Day at the Chattanooga Convention Center
The Urban League of Greater Chattanooga held its 41st annual Equal Opportunity Day at the Chattanooga Convention Center

The Urban League of Greater Chattanooga held its 41st annual Equal Opportunity Day Thursday morning at the Chattanooga Convention Center. This event acts as a celebration of the Urban League Movement and is the primary fundraiser for the organization. ULGC also presented numerous leadership and advocacy awards to members of the community and local organizations.

The award recipients include the following:

Inclusion by Design Award: City of Chattanooga
Recognizes an organization that embraces inclusion through its business practices and community engagement activities.

Community Impact Award: The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Celebrates an organization or individual who has demonstrated a sustainable impact that elevates the community’s standard of living and contributes to the overall quality of life.

Whitney M. Young, Jr. Award: Valoria Armstrong
Recognizes outstanding service by an individual or organization for demonstrated leadership and commitment to the cause of justice, social consciousness and civic involvement.

Warren E. Logan Scholarship Awards: Chazmin Hinton, Wendell Patillo and Trinity Williams
Spirit of the Movement Award: Urban League of Greater Chattanooga Young Professionals Auxiliary
Board Emeritus: Judge Curtis Collier and Dorothy Grisham
For outstanding support and service to the Urban League of Greater Chattanooga.

ULGC also honored the recent graduates of its Inclusion by Design program. This is the seventh cohort to complete the executive-level training program.

The graduates included the following:

Alisha Moore, BlueCross BlueSheild of Tennessee
Althea Jones, Tennessee Valley Authority
Christina Gindi, U.S. Express
Courtney Cochran, BlueCross BlueSheild of Tennessee
Diego Trujillo, Hamilton County Schools
Jeremy Mason, Pinnacle
Larvizo Wright, Unum
Martina Harris, Chattanooga State
Melanie Cross, Tennessee Valley Authority
Reggie Wilkerson, EPB

For more information about ULGC, visit www.ulchatt.net.

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