The Black Elected Officials Reception and Community Leadership Awards was held in Austin, Texas on January 23, 2013. This event was hosted by Jackson Walker L. L. P., 100 Congress Ave, Suite 1100, Austin, Texas 78701

The keynote speaker was Stefanie Brown James, National African American Vote Director, 2012 Obama for America Champaign.

Award winners:
Citizen of the Year, Gilbert Tuhabonye, Founder
Gilbert’s Gazelles & Run for the Water

Advocate of the Year, Dr. Gregory Vincent, Vice President for Diversity & Community EngagementUniversity of Texas @ Austin

Community Leader of the Year, Khotso Khabele, FounderThe Khabale School
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