Jennie Quiñonez-Skinner

Membership Chair,
GLA Board of Directors

California State University, Northridge

Jennie Quiñónez-Skinner is passionate about civic engagement and developing diverse leadership. She has over 15 years of experience as a Librarian at California State University, Northridge. Connecting people and resources is how she brings her academic librarian skills from the stacks and into the community. Jennie is the current president of Glendale Latino Association, a board member for the newly formed Glendale Library, Arts, and Culture Trust, a board member for the Glendale Character and Ethics Project, and a member of the Measure GC Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee. She is a member and co-founder of the community organizing committee for the annual Glendale Dia de los Muertos Celebration. Jennie is a Southern California native who was born in Long Beach and grew up in San Clemente. She studied at the University of California, San Diego for her undergraduate degree (Bachelor of Arts in Ethnic Studies), and at the University of California, Los Angeles for her graduate degree (Master of Library and Information Studies). She left the beach life for the foothills of Glendale, which she has called home for over 15 years.

She comes from a multi-cultural family. Her mom was born and raised in Pasadena. Her father’s family is from the East Coast. Her parents met at Pasadena City College. She is a 4th generation Mexican-American and grateful that her mom, Linda, is now a Glendale neighbor. Her father, who is an Army Veteran, now lives in Japan with his wife, Yoko. Jennie is a proud tía of two little ones, who reside in Northern California with her brother and his wife. Her family has taught her to appreciate different cultures and make space at the table for everyone.


  • 2023 Annual Award Luncheon

    We are excited to share that the 2023 GLA Award Luncheon and Board Installation is back! 


    MAN OF THE YEAR
    Ardy Kassakhian
    Mayor
    City of Glendale

    WOMAN OF THE YEAR
    Jane Viar
    President
    Glendale Library, Arts & Culture Trust
    Commissioner
    Glendale Arts and Culture Commission

    ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR
    Glendale College Foundation
    Award accepted by:
    Lisa Brooks
    Executive Director
    Glendale College Foundation 
    Rick Dinger
    President
    Board of Directors, Glendale College Foundation

    KEYNOTE SPEAKER
    Alfred Ramirez
    Dean of Continuing and Community Education
    Glendale Community College 
     


    GLA Award Luncheon & Board Installation (PDF) 

    Purchase tickets or sponsorship level online (below) or please download and complete the form and mail it to Glendale Latino Association at P.O. Box 806, Verdugo City, California, 91046.

     

    WHEN
    February 23, 2023 at 11:30am
    WHERE
    Oakmont Country Club
    3100 Country Club Drive
    Glendale, CA 91208
    United States
    Google map and directions
    $85.00 USD · 46 rsvps rsvp

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  • published Menu in Celebrate Comunidad 2022-05-12 16:29:50 -0700

    Menu

    All of our guests will have a choice of delicious food vendors. You will receive a ticket for food at the event, and just pick your craving! For anyone with food restrictions, please complete this Dietary Restrictions Form so we can help make sure we have an option for you at the celebration:

    1. Panitas Catering 
    Meal includes: tacos, quesadilla, and a burrito

    2. Nona Rosa Pizza 
    Meal includes: wood fire pizza buffet with salad

    Beverages

    • Water, sparkling water, and agua frescas are included with tickets. 
    • Wine and beer are for purchase at the event.

     

    Dessert 

    A selection of favorites from Porto's.