Teófilo Martín, Daniel Gimeno, Carlos Millán, Joaquín Contamina, Izarbe Serrano, Leopoldo Abadía, Clara Arpa and Laura Lacarra are the eight proper names of the people of Zaragoza who, starting this Sunday, will carry the distinction of “example,” of receiving one of the most important individual recognition of the Zaragoza City Council, through the City Council.
A distinction presented this Sunday, the last day of the Pilar Festival, in the plenary hall of the council, in an institutional event led by the mayor, Natalia Chueca, and with the presence of the entire municipal corporation, presented. by journalist Marimar Cariñena.
The Minister of Citizen Participation and Internal Regime, Alfonso Mendoza, was the first to speak, to show that this act of awarding titles is “very special” because it recognizes Zaragoza men and women who They inspire by their example “through their personal, professional career or their dedication to the city.”
In addition, he emphasized that they were chosen through a participatory process, as in the case of five of those proposed by the City Council, to which were added those appointed by the mayor: the economist Leopoldo Abadía, the businessman Clara Arpa and the engineer that is Laura. Lacarra.
Next, the economist Leopoldo Abadía recognized for his “ability to explain the complex simply” and for “boasting his city wherever he goes,” he was the first to collect his accreditation sculpture, which he received at the age of 90.
The youngest to be honored, at the age of 26, was Izarbe Serrano, for his work and participation in the Youth Council of Zaragoza “always based on solidarity and respect for others.”
For his “special interest in sustainability, something that has marked his entire business and human career”, the CEO of the family company ARPA Mobile Campaign Teams and president of the Spanish Network of the Global Compact, Clara Arpa, was awarded.
Computer engineer specializing in Big Data Laura Lacarra has collected her distinction in her work as a disseminator and technologist and is behind meetings that bring women working in this field in contact, such as ‘Mulleres Tech in Zaragoza’.
The sister of the founder of Gozarte, one of the most important tourism companies in Zaragoza, which makes the heritage known to the residents and visitors of Zaragoza, collected this award for Carlos Millán, presented to him in social ambition.
The architect Teófilo Martín, member of the board of the Ecology Foundation and president of Men for Equality, is recognized in the neighborhood category, highlighting his collaboration with the rehabilitation of environments that are very important to the city such as the San Jose Flour Mill or the Oliver-Valdefierro green corridor.
The founder of the Conde Aranda Merchants Association Joaquín Contamina is another one of the winners, in his case, in the professional field, for his dedication since 1998 to this path and for “serving others”.
She “committed to his city since his youth and to those who need it most” This is one of the most famous parts of the president of the Aragonese Network of Entities for Inclusion and a member of the Permanent Commission of the European Network to Fight Poverty, Daniel Gimeno, winner in the field of Culture.
The mayor concluded this meeting, which concluded the solemn events of the Pilar Festival, “proud and honored among his people” of people like the eight identified and the entities they represent. In their eyes, they show the talent that exists in Zaragoza.
“We need you to continue to be a light and a light to the youngest,” He spoke of these exemplary Zaragozaans who helped build a “wonderful city.”
A “golden brooch” at a “strange feast”, concluded Chueca, who believes that the celebrations show “once again that it is full of life and is the best place in the world to live.”