Mayor Turner Honors Five Exceptional Houstonians During Hispanic Heritage Month

In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, which is observed this year from Sunday, Sept. 15 to Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, Mayor Sylvester Turner and the Mayor’s Hispanic Advisory Board honored five exemplary Houstonians.

The individuals were nominated by members of the community and selected by the Mayor’s Hispanic Heritage Awards (MHHA) Committee for their outstanding contributions toward improving the quality of life within the Houston Hispanic community.

Starting at the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month, Mayor Turner recognized each of the honorees with proclamations during three different weekly Houston city council public meetings. On Thursday, Oct. 4, the Mayor’s Hispanic Heritage Awards recipients were celebrated at a reception held at the Rice Lofts.

The following individuals were selected as the 2019 Hispanic Heritage Month Awards recipients.

Nelly Moyano Fraga

Michelle Ferrell

Dr. Pamela Anne Quiroz

Jessie R. Rodriguez

Irma Torres