Save the Date: 8th Annual Cottonwood Award Luncheon to be held May 30, 2019

Save the Date! The 8th Annual Cottonwood Award Luncheon will be held on Thursday, May 30, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Rancho Los Alamitos Historical Ranch and Gardens, located at 6400 E. Bixby Hill Rd. in Long Beach. The cost is $100 per person ($75 per RLA member) or $1,000 per table of ten.

Sponsorships are available at

Cottonwood Award for Leadership
The Cottonwood Award recognizes an individual who has shown significant leadership in enhancing, promoting and supporting the cultural communities of the Southern California Region.

Recipient: Steve Goodling, President & CEO, Long Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau

Special Recognition
Recognizes the outstanding achievements of individuals or organizations that have had a significant impact on the cultural development of Rancho Los Alamitos and the City of Long Beach.

Recipients: Jean Bixby Smith and Barbara Bixby Blackwell, Rancho Los Cerritos

Robert Garcia
Mayor, City of Long Beach

Suzie Price
Councilwoman, City of Long Beach

Mario Cordero
Executive Director, Port of Long Beach

Jane Close Conoley
President, CSULB

Past Cottonwood Award Recipients

  • 2012 Hon. Don Knabe and Julie Knabe
  • 2013 Hon. Beverly O’Neill
  • 2014 Hon. George Deukmejian and Gloria Deukmejian
  • 2015 Hon. Doug Otto and Freda Hinsche Otto
  • 2016 Hon. Bob Foster and Nancy Foster
  • 2017 F&M Bank and Four Generations of the Walker Family
  • 2018 Hon. Robert Garcia

Proceeds support the educational mission of Rancho Los Alamitos. For more information, please contact: Rancho Los Alamitos at 562-431-3541 or by email at [email protected].

NOTE: This event sold out last year. Early reservations are strongly recommended.

This article was released by Rancho Los Alamitos.