Contra Costa County Humanitarian of the Year Award

Velma Wilson 2021 MLKVelma Wilson

2021 Humanitarian of The Year

Velma Wilson is the recipient of the Contra County Board of Supervisors’ 2021 Humanitarian of the Year Award. She is a selfless, tireless volunteer in the community and the county. She has served and led her community and many organizations to promote and foster diversity, equality, and justice. She has also coordinated food distribution, school supply, and other drives in service to our county’s most vulnerable.

Velma has coordinated the annual Antioch MLK Day Celebration, the Antioch Veterans and Memorial Day observances, in addition to many other events. Her leadership skills and creativity bring together local, state, and federal elected officials, as well as the community-at-large.

Past Recipients of the Humanitarian of the Year Award
Tamisha Torres-Walker, 2020, Antioch
Reverend Donnell R. Jones, 2019, Richmond

Phil Arnold, 2018
James Noe, 2017, Alamo
Terri Porter, 2016
Bishop Edwina Perez-Santiago, 2015Mary Perez & Neil & Carol Wilson 1998
Sister Ann Welts, 2014Rollie Mullen , 1997
Doug Stewart, 2013Helen Troxel and Rollie Mullen, 1997
Corrie Sain, 2012Charles Wilson, 1996
Laura Johnson, 2011Perfecto Villarreal, 1995
Della Randolph, 2010Lloyd Madden, 1994
Larry Lewis, 2009Bessanderson McNeil, 1993
Charles D. Tinsley, Dr., 2008Lucy Donly, 1992
Veronica Pope, 2007January Fredenburg, 1991
Jerrold L. Hatchett, 2006Yoshiye Togasaki, M.D., 1990
Bishop Curtis Timmons,2005Lonnie R. Bristow, M.D., 1989
Mr. Walter Ruelig, 2004Rev. Malcolm & Jo Lee, 1988
Reverend Phillip Lawson, 2003John "JJ" Johnson, 1987
Robin Poindexter, 2002Charles Spears, 1986
Troy Greer Grove, 2001Donald Fibush, 1985
Eddie Menosse, 2000Guillermo "Bill" Muniz, 1984
Orin Allen, 1999