The Board of Supervisors invited the public to watch a virtual community celebration on Tuesday, January 18, 2022.This year's theme is "One People, One Nation, One Dream."
The celebration featured keynote speaker, former San Ramon Mayor H. Abram Wilson, who was the City of San Ramon's first elected African American mayor. This year's program also featured special guest Tony Thurmond, California State Superintendent of Public Instruction, and a Richmond resident.
Humanitarian of the Year honorees were recognized at the ceremony for their leadership, advocacy, and service to Contra Costa County, its residents, and communities in the spirit of Dr. King's work and achievements. Countywide recognition was given to the Adult Humanitarian of the Year, Gigi Crowder, who is Executive Director of National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Contra Costa and an Antioch resident, and the Student Humanitarian of the Year, Kaia Morgan, a senior at Ygnacio Valley High School in Concord and a Pittsburg resident.