1900 Hempstead Turnpike
East Meadow, NY 11554
6:00 p.m. Friday, May 31, 2013
2nd AnnualMAYOR ANDREW HARDWICKto be inducted as a member of the"2013 Class of Long Island's Top 25 Advocates for Latino Empowerment"He will be honored by the The Hispanic Network LLCin partnership with Legendary Events and its benefactor along with other deserving individuals on Tuesday, May 7th from 6-8pm Westbury Manor1100 Jericho Turnpike in Westbury Presented by
Sponsored by Here is a brief summary of Mayor Andrew Hardwick's outstanding contributions for the Latino community:Despite many years of contributions to the Incorporated Village of Freeport by way of economic growth, cultural diversity, and community advocacy, Latino Empowerment was rarely encouraged and acknowledged by Freeport government. Since being elected in 2009, Andrew Hardwick has been an advocate to have Freeport’s Latino community recognized and visible in the government which he diligently servers as the Mayor. He has hired or appointed 52 members of the Latino Community within his administration. His most significant measures to support Latino Empowerment in Freeport’s government were:~Appointing Freeport first Latino Police Chief ~Appointing two Latino Trustees as Deputy Mayor~Appointing several members of the Latino community to various Village Boards and Commissions such as the Housing and Community Development Agency.~Consistently supporting transparency for the Latino community by issuing bilingual community and emergency notifications.~Providing funding to various non-profits that support the Latino community in the areas of anti-gang awareness, immigration, and education.~Secured funding for Latino businessesMayor Andrew Hardwick has always and will continue to initiate various ways to further empower Freeport’s Latino community by bridging strong positive relationships with members of the Latino clergy, state and federal government, and dignitaries in communities abroad. The "2013 TOP 25 ADVOCATES FOR LATINO EMPOWERMENT" AWARDS RECEPTION takes place on Tuesday, May 7, 2013, 6pm to 8pm, at the Westbury Manor. To register or for more information, call Tracey Gittere at (516) 222-0550 or TGittere@LegendaryEvents.net; or Maria Morales-Prieto at (516)319-9576.A portion of the proceeds support the Hemsptead Hispanic Civic Association's important programs and services!
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