As the founder and senior pastor at City on the Hill Church in Carson, City Councilman Jawane Hilton founded a school that focuses on helping at-risk youth. Councilman Hilton was elected to Carson City Council in June 2015 and appointed as Mayor Pro Tem in January 2018. For the city that he was born and raised in, he has been busy bringing people together to get things done. Hilton has broken ground on a new veteran housing complex that will have 70 units, voted to approve and start construction on a live-work space for art students, and negotiated the 157-acre Cal Compact site that will be turned into a high-end outlet.

The 4th Annual 40-Under-40 Awards on June 27 will pay tribute to Hilton. It will take place from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Underground Museum, 3508 W. Washington Blvd., in Los Angeles.

Founded in 1992 by then Los Angeles City Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas, the Empowerment Congress has worked to educate and connect the communities of L.A. County to the resources and opportunities available to be activated in the political process and ability to make a change. The Emerging Civic Leaders committee engages leaders under the age of “40” in advocacy philanthropy, and developing a pipeline of dedicated community advocates throughout L.A. County.

Councilman Hilton has been named by the group as one of the 40 based on the stellar work that he has done in the Carson community and political arena. His achievements and accomplishments show his pride for the city and lasting legacy in Southern California politics.

“It’s great when other people see your worth and your work,” Hilton said. “I am honored and humbled to know that others acknowledge the hard work and dedication that I have put into fulfilling my promise to the constituents of Carson, California.”

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