Monday, April 12, 2010

Luz Community Development Coalition

Luz Community Development Coalition Honors Steven Brooks with “Spirit of Cesar Chavez Award”

LAS VEGAS – March 31, 2010 – The Luz Community Development Coalition (LCDC) held the first annual Cesar Chavez Awards Gala at the South Point Hotel and Casino on March 27, 2010. “Spirit of Cesar Chavez Awards” were presented along with Senatorial and Congressional Certificates of Recognition by U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Congresswoman Dina Titus and Congresswoman Shelly Berkley. One of the honorees was Steven Brooks, Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Las Vegas Urban League.

Brooks is a community servant and is currently on hiatus from local government to embrace his community through candidacy for Assemblyman District 19. 

Brooks was presented with the “Spirit of Cesar Chavez, Community Award” for creating jobs and support for equal rights and equal pay for all employees. Brooks, who was nominated to the Board of the Las Vegas Urban League in 2008 and helped restructure the organization into Nevada’s largest public action agency, was recognized among notable individuals in business and government, including Nevada Senator and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Assemblyman Ruben Kijuen, Assemblyman Moises “Mo” Denis and Findlay Toyota General Manager/Owner Rich Abajian.  

Active in the community, Brooks currently serves on the Community Land Trust Board (CLT), Hispanic Art Museum Board and is a former founding member of the Southern Nevada Enterprise Community Board (SNEC). Brooks, a Democrat, recently launched his campaign for Assembly District 19.

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