Viva Tampa Bay Hispanic Heritage Community Heroes Awards

As we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, congratulations to all the 2022 ViVa Tampa Bay Community Heroes Award winners.

During Hispanic Heritage month, Spanish Broadcasting System, El Zol 97.1, the Course of Action Foundation and Mayor Jane Castor prides itself in recognizing military Hispanic heroes, first responders and teachers in the Tampa community. Honorees are selected by their respective peers for his or her outstanding contributions toward enhancing the quality of life and advancement of the Tampa community. We go the extra mile by proudly recognizing our men and women in uniform every single year. We are honored to be standing here today with such a group of professionals, community leaders, current and former military leaders and first responders.

Congratulations to:

Deputy Alexander Maldonado-Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office

Deputy Ricardo Ortiz-Pasco County Sheriff’s Office

Officer Hector Zurita-Tampa Police Department

Driver-Engineer Angelo Santos-Martinez-Tampa Fire Rescue

Sheriff Chris Nocco-Pasco County Sheriff’s Office

Tampa Military Gold Star Family-Mrs. Jeanette L. Nazario

Special Agent Celita Horn-Homeland Security Investigations

Araseli Martinez-Pena-Hillsborough County Public Schools

Gunnery Sergeant Edgar Villafane Tarrats-United States Central Command

Mayor Castor Message for VIVA TAMPA

Letter from Senator Rick Scott