Introducing Yolanda Nogueira - AD51's Woman of the Year
The Woman of the Year event was founded in 1987 by Assemblywoman Bev Hansen (R) and Assemblywoman Sally Tanner (D), who arranged to invite one woman from each Senate and Assembly district to come to the Capitol and be honored for their accomplishments in celebration of Women's History Month. Assemblymember Gomez is proud to continue in that tradition by naming Yolanda Nogueira as the Woman of the Year for the 51st Assembly District.
Yolanda is the owner of MAN Insurance, in Highland Park. She also owns property throughout Assembly District 51, and is known to be a driving force behind many of Highland Park’s recently opened businesses on York Blvd. In addition to managing her business and properties, she continues a long-standing family tradition of leading & supporting community organizations started by her parents in Northeast Los Angeles, including: the Highland Park Chamber of Commerce and BLEND (Business Law Enforcement Northeast Division). Most recently, she’s become a member of the Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council (HHPNC). As the HHPNC Outreach Committee, Homelessness Committee and Beautification Committee Chair, you can be sure she’s an integral part of any community effort focused on the betterment of Los Angeles. Among her many noteworthy accomplishments are:
- Director of the Annual Northeast LA Christmas Parade (73rd year, this year!)
- Director of the Annual Northeast LA Veterans Parade
- Early advocate for creating York Park in Highland Park
- Founder of the Annual El Mercado Arts & Crafts Festival in Highland Park
- Lead Supporter of BLEND’s Annual Officer Appreciation Day at Northeast Station
Yolanda loves animals, the environment, and the arts. She is a longtime member of The Humane Society, The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), and the Sierra Club. As a supporter of the arts, Yolanda’s Highland Park office also serves as a community art gallery studio. In collaboration with Avenue 50 Studio, one of Highland Park’s most renowned non-profit art galleries, she regularly exhibits artwork created by local aspiring artists.
While the many “official” hats she wears are quite remarkable, what Yolanda finds most rewarding are the everyday visits she receives from neighbors (whether residents, gallery visitors or business-owners) seeking assistance. Yolanda’s office is truly a one-stop constituent service center for people in her community.