El Concilio is pleased to present the 2015 Annual Gala Dinner to be held on Friday, October 16th, starting at 6 pm at Hutchins Street Square, located at 125 S. Hutchins Street, Lodi, CA 95240 with live music and dancing. Our Annual Gala Dinner provides needed funds to cover the costs of all our programs. We invite you to be a guest at this wonderful event during which we will recognize the contributions of outstanding individuals in our community.
Congressman Jerry McNerney – Amigo of the Year
Congressman Jerry McNerney represents California’s 9th District, which includes a large portion of San Joaquin County. Mr. McNerney serves on the Committee of Energy & Commerce, the oldest standing legislative committee in the U.S. House of Representatives. He is also a member of the House Committee on Veteran’s Affairs, where he works to ensure that our nation’s veteran’s get the care and benefits that they deserve.
Jonise Oliva – Amiga of the Year
Raised in South Stockton, Jonise Oliva has been a part of numerous community based groups throughout the years, serving on multiple boards, helping in fundraisers, and mentoring children. Ms. Oliva was past President for the San Joaquin County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
Tino & Mary Adame – La Raza Award
Mr. & Mrs. Adame have been advocating for veterans issues for more than 20 years. Mr. Adame is Commander of the American Legion Post #16, and together they have dedicated their lives to assisting the underserved communities of San Joaquin County.
Frank Searcy – Unsung Hero Award
Mr. Searcy has served on everything from the San Joaquin County Grand Jury, to the Mexican American Correctional Association. He was also Vice President of the Central California Latino Peace Officers Association. Mr.Searcy has dedicated countless hours to the Youth Academy at the Stockton Police Department, and is a past Stockton President for Coalition of Mexican Americans Organizations (COMA).