ViVa Tampa Bay Community Awards
The Viva Tampa Bay Hispanic Heritage award recognition. Honoring our Hispanic American First Responders, Firefighters, Police Officers, Gold Star families, teachers, and Veterans.
Thank you to our partners and sponsors. Gemini Industries Inc., Starbucks, Rice N Beans, Crown Trophy Tampa, Rumba 106.5, Tampa Marriott Water Street, and Course of Action Foundation. Special thank you to Mayor Jane Castor for hosting the awards.
Distinguished First Responders Award:
-Detective Rosmelynn Angelakopoulous. Tampa Police Department
-Detective Pedro Leos. Pasco Sheriff’s Office
-Master Detective Manrique Diaz. Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
-Driver Engineer Alberto Arias. Tampa Fire Rescue
Distinguished Federal law enforcement community award:
-Special Agent Luis Aquino. Homeland Security Investigations
Distinguished military service member award:
-Yeoman First class Adam Garcia U.S. Central Command
Excellence in Education Award- Educator of the year:
– Eveleen Garcia, District Bilingual school counselor Hillsborough County Public Schools
Amigo and Amiga award:
-Kathy Koch and the Aeromed team at Tampa General Hospital
Gold Star Family Recognition:
-Carlos and Catherine Del Castillo
IN MEMORY OF 1LT Dimitri A. Del Castillo
Thank you mayor Jane Castor for hosting the 2020 virtual ViVa Tampa Bay community awards. Congratulations to all our award winners. Thank you to our partners and sponsors. Gemini Industries, Starbucks, Rice N’ Beans, Crown Trophy, Rumba 106.5, Marriot Water Street Hotel and Marina, and Course of Action Foundation.