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  • District 5 Aide Receives Recognition as '40 Under 40' Leader

    Sep 21, 2017 | Read More News
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    Andrés Cano Named 2017 '40 Under 40' Recipient

    PIMA COUNTY--- Andrés Cano
    has been named a 2017 '40 Under 40' recipient by the Tucson Hispanic ChamberAndres Cano of Commerce and the Arizona Daily Star.

    Andrés, 25, has helped oversee community partnerships and outreach for Pima County Supervisor Richard Elías since 2012.

    A sixth generation Tucsonan, Andrés was raised by a single mom who taught him to give back to the community that raised him. He saw a path for advancement in Arizona’s public schools, becoming the first in his family to graduate from college.

    "Andrés takes time to fully understand the nuances and challenges of a matter so that he can properly address it and participate in ways which help overcome the challenges," Taunya Villicana, Co-Founder of Affinity Wealth Management, wrote in her nomination of Andrés. "He is super intelligent, professional, and a philanthropist who chooses to be highly engaged in his community. I have developed a profound admiration and respect for him."

    Outside of his day job, Andrés has been a part of numerous grassroots initiatives that advance quality of life in Southern Arizona.

    As the Honorary Chair of the National Latino AIDS Awareness Day Planning Committee, Andrés has overseen a regional effort to combat and treat HIV transmission in our communities of color.

    His time as Chair of the Legislative District 3 Democratic Committee resulted in more young people becoming engaged in the political process, and his tenure as Vice Chair of the Planned Parenthood Arizona Board of Directors helped lead the way in giving voice to marginalized communities needing access to reproductive healthcare.

    Andrés is one of 10 national recipients of the Human Rights Campaign’s inaugural HIV360 Fellowship.

    Andrés’ advocacy was recognized by the Center for the Future of Arizona in 2016, when he​ ​became the first Latino to be named as the organization’s ‘Emerging Leader.’ The ​statewide ​award is​ ​given to a public servant who has the potential to have an impact on Arizona's future for​ ​generations to come.

    The '40 Under 40' awards will be presented in December 2017. See the full list here.