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 Mid Valley YMCA to Honor VNY Public & Community Relations Director at Annual Gala

Diana Sanchez, VNY’s Public & Community Relations Director, is an active community partner and a leader in local outreach and educational initiatives. In recognition of her efforts, Sanchez will be an honored recipient of the Philip "Flip" Smith Pillar of the Community Award from the Mid Valley YMCA.

This award is given to individuals for their continued contributions toward community service and improvement. As Public & Community Relations Director, she has played an integral role in building community relations at Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) and VNY, including forming an employee and tenant volunteer group (Team LAWA), bringing LAWA’s Aviation Careers Education (ACE) Academy to VNY, growing the annual Job Shadow Day, and fostering several partnerships with local groups like the Greater Van Nuys Rotary Club, local chambers of commerce, the Valley Industry and Commerce Association (VICA), and the YMCA.

Sanchez will be honored alongside Lupita Cornejo, AT&T California Director of External Affairs, at the upcoming Mid Valley YMCA13th Annual Gala on November 17 at Castle & Cooke Aviation, and looks forward to VNY's continued commitment to serving as a valued community partner.