About Nydia

Nydia Velázquez on the cover of Hispanic BusinessAwards and Achievements

 

Congresswoman Velázquez has been honored by numerous organizations for her efforts to advocate on behalf of the residents of New York’s 7th District, small businesses and minority groups across the country.  Below are a few of the awards she has received in recognition of her work:

  • June 24, 2009
    American Optometric Association – Health Care Leadership Award
  • June 22, 2009
    Turning Point – Annual Gala Awardee
  • June 1, 2009
    New York Immigration Coalition
  • May 17, 2009
    El Diario – Mujeres Destacadas Award
  • May 6, 2009
    Hispanic National Bar Association – 2009 Capital Awards Honoree
  • March 31, 2009
    American Society of Association Executives – 2009 Sentinel Award
  • March 26, 2009
    William F. Ryan Community Health Network – Super Hero Award
  • March 11, 2009
    Black Economic Council – The Eleanor Roosevelt Development Award
  • March 11, 2009
    Cuban American National Council – Excellence in Leadership Award
  • February 26, 2009
    New York State Tenants & Neighbors Coalition Award
  • February 25, 2009
    Credit Union Association of New York (CUANY) - Legislator of the Year Award
  • February 24, 2009
    Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF) - Excellence in Government Service Award
  • January 29, 2009
    Chinese-American Planning Council (CPC) - 2009 Civil Leadership Award
  • October 2, 2008
    New York Farm Bureau - "Friend of Farm Bureau" Award
  • September 29, 2008
    National Leadership Award - Nation's Community Labs
  • September 18, 2008
    Clinical Laboratory Community - National Public Service National Leadership Award
  • September 16, 2008
    International Franchise Association Award - 2008 Legislator of the Year
  • September 15, 2008
    Legislator of the Year Award - National Electrical Contractors Association
  • September 11, 2008
    National Electrical Contractors Association - 2008 Legislator of the Year Award
  • September 10, 2008
    Golden Triangle Award - National Farmers Union
  • June 17, 2008
    Printing Industries of America Award - Ben Franklin Friend of Print Award
  • June 12, 2008
    William F. Ryan Community Health Network Award
  • May 21, 2008
    American GI Forum of the U.S. National Leadership Award
  • May 1, 2008
    Leadership Award from Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association
  • April 9, 2008
    Honored by The American Optometric Association
  • April 8, 2008
    American Optometric Association - 2008 AOA Health Care Leadership Award
  • April 1, 2008
    American Legion Veterans Award
  • March 17, 2008
    2008 Wheat Advocate Award
  • March 13, 2008
    US Chamber of Commerce Award - Chairman's Award
  • March 12, 2008
    National Association of Wheat Growers - 2008 Wheat Award
  • February 2008
    2007 Wheat Advocate Award, National Association of Wheat Growers and U.S Wheat Associates (NAWG )
  • December 8, 2007
    Lifetime Achievement Award, La Negrita Productions
  • November 20, 2007
    Honored by the Queens Puerto Rican Heritage Committee & Puerto Rican Institute for the Development of Education
  • October 25, 2007
    2007 Small Business Hero Award, Small Business California  
  • October 2007
    Award from the Small Business Exporters Association
  • October 16, 2007
    Trustee Award, Women First National Legislative Committee 
  • September 17, 2007
    2007 Golden Triangle Award, National Farmers Union  
  • March 2007
    Leadership Excellence Award, American Small Business Coalition
  • February 13, 2007
    2006 Wheat Advocate Award, National Association of Wheat Growers and U.S Wheat Associates (NAWG)
  • 2007
    Trustee Award, Women First National Legislative Committee
  • January 4, 2006
    2nd Annual Business and Technology Government Advocate Award, Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association (LISTA)  
  • March 29, 2006
    Champion Award, U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce
  • 2006
    2006 Orgullo Latino Awards, National Institute for Latino Policy (NiLP)
  • October 28, 2005
    Honored at the Fourth Annual Latino Health Conference, NYU School of Medicine and the Center for Health Disparities Research
  • September 12, 2005
    Champion of Small Business Development Award, Association of Small Business Development Center (ASBDC)
  • April 3, 2003
    Woman of the Year (WOY) Award, Hispanic Business Magazine
  • March 2003
    Community Health Super Hero Award, Health Centers from the State of New York
  • May 8, 2002
    Congressional Award, Small Business Council of America  
  • September 19, 2002
    HerMANA Award, MANA – A National Latina Organization
  • March 20, 2001
    Presidents Award, U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 
  • 2001
    Applause Award, Women’s Business Enterprise National Council 
  • September 25, 2000
    Administrator’s Award for Leadership, U.S. Small Business Administration
  • 1998
    Environmental Honor Roll, League of Conservation Voters 
  • 1998
    Trailblazer Award, Dialogue on Diversity 
  • 1992
    Feminist of the Year Award, The Feminist Majority