Friday, July 22, 2011

2011 Pioneer Woman - Yolanda Brown

Each year, Councilmembers have the privilege of recognizing an outstanding woman from our districts as Pioneer Women. This year, it was my honor to recognize Yolanda Brown.

Yolanda is the Parish Life Director for the Blessed Sacrament Church in Hollywood. She's a shining example of the pioneering spirit as well as a leader and guiding force in the Hollywood community.

Earlier this month, Archbishop Jose Gomez appointed Yolanda to serve as Blessed Sacrament's Parish Life Director. Prior to her work with this church, she spent seven years as Pastoral Associate for the Dolores Mission Church in Boyle Heights. She also had a career in banking before being compelled to seek a higher calling.

I'm proud to honor Yolanda today for the work she does to help so many families in our Los Angeles community.