United Way

President & CEO, Mari Pérez-Dowling nominated for 2022 Hispanic Hero Award

We at United Way of Kern County want to congratulate our President & CEO, Mari Pérez-Dowling on the nomination for the first-ever Hispanic Hero Award. Mari has been nominated and selected to be honored as a 2022 Hispanic Hero. We would like to thank Lotus Bakersfield Corp. and the Spanish Radio group for this honor and recognition.

The announcement made by Lotus Bakersfield Corporation & the Spanish Radio Group:

“Congratulations on your nomination for the first-ever Hispanic Hero Award presented by
Lotus Bakersfield Corp and the Spanish Radio Group. From September 19, through October 17,
2022, All four SRG stations will honor local Hispanics who have made a difference in
Bakersfield and throughout Kern County.

All nominations were diligently reviewed and after careful consideration by our staff and the
promotion committee. We are delighted to share with you have been selected to be honored as a 2022
Hispanic Hero.

Your accomplishments and personal investments in Kern County are greatly appreciated. You have
made an enormous impact not only within the Hispanic Community but in the community of
Kern County at large.

On behalf of our entire Corporation, I sincerely thank you for your many contributions and continued
investment in the betterment of our community. We salute you.” – Daisy Ortiz, General Manager at Lotus Bakersfield Corp. & the Spanish Radio Group

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