Contra Costa County Humanitarian of the Year Award
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