District 5 aide receives 2016 Emerging Leader Award - Tucson News Now

District 5 aide receives 2016 Emerging Leader Award

Andres Cano (Source: Pima County) Andres Cano (Source: Pima County)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Two milestones were set as Andres Cano, Special Staff Assistant to Pima County District 5 Supervisor Richard Elias, is the youngest and first Latino to be awarded the 2016 Emerging Leader Award.  

Cano received the award last week, according to a recent release, at the Gabe Zimmerman Public Service Awards, created in 2011.  

"The Emerging Leader award recognizes a public servant with the potential to impact Arizona's future for generations to come and who does so with constituent-centric attitude illustrated through energy, compassion, and modeling behavior for other young leaders to follow," said Lattie F. Coor, Chairman and CEO of the Center for the Future of Arizona, in the release.

He was nominated by Chicanos Por La Causa Vice President Magdalena Verdugo. "As an aide to Supervisor Elías, Andrés helps shape local policies and initiatives that ultimately affect more than 1 million residents. He does this while seamlessly advocating for District 5 constituents one by one, ensuring that those in need have the resources and ability to prosper," Verdugo wrote in her nomination. 

The 24-year-old oversees community relations and outreach in District 5.  

"Andrés is a trusted advisor who has demonstrated compassion and genuine care for the well-being of all Pima County residents," said Supervisor Elías. "His public service is just beginning."

His many community related initiatives include being Chair of the Legislative District 3 Democratic Committee, Vice Chair of the Planned Parenthood Arizona Board of Directors. In addition for three years, Cano led and expanded a multi-agency effort to prevent HIV transmission in southern Arizona’s Latino families. He also is one of 10 national recipients of the Human Rights Campaign’s inaugural HIV360 Fellowship Program.

The Gabe Zimmerman Public Service Awards are named in honor of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Gifford's director of community outreach, who lost his life on January 8, 2011 while serving the citizens of Arizona.

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