March 24, 2017: Black business leaders present Sen. Holly J. Mitchell with public service award

March 24, 2017

Honor highlights ‘outstanding contributions’  

LOS ANGELES – The Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce late last night presented Sen. Holly J. Mitchell with its annual Public Service Award in recognition of her efforts to help small businesses in California’s largest city.

“This award is historically awarded to those individuals who have made outstanding contributions leading to the overall economic development of African American businesses,” said Gene Hale, chairman of the business group. “GLAAACC’s primary mission is to advocate for the growth of small and African American owned businesses.”

The award, presented during the chamber’s 24th Annual Economic Awards Dinner downtown, cited Mitchell’s legislative and community efforts.

The honor marked the second award Mitchell received in three days. On Tuesday, the California Association of Black Lawyers named her recipient of its inaugural “Willie L. Brown, Jr., Advocacy Award.

NOTE: A downloadable photo of Mitchell at the event can be found by viewing this Press Release at Mitchell’s web site below.

For more information, visit Sen. Mitchell’s Web site HERE or at the address below.

Sen. Mitchell is chair of the Senate Budget Committee. A member of the Legislature for more than six years,  she represents nearly 1 million residents of Senate District 30, which includes Culver City and much of Los Angeles. More at





Communications Director

Sen. Holly J. Mitchell, Senate District 30

Capitol Building, Room 5080

Sacramento, Calif. 95814

(916) 651-4030 office; 916 717-0513 cell