The State Assembly District announced its award recipients for the Annual 30 Under 30 Award Ceremony & Art Showcase this summer, which recognizes the accomplishments of young adults 30 or younger who live or work in the 47th Assembly District.

Over 80 nominations were received, and three Wolverines were selected as part of the final 30 awardees. The event aims to honor young adults in our district who continue to break down barriers for themselves and others. “It is an honor to recognize such service driven young adults who work hard every day to give back to their community, whether it is through the arts, entrepreneurship or community activism,” Assemblymember Eloise Gomez Reyes said in a release.  

Autumn Blackburn was born and raised in the 6th ward of San Bernardino. She was elected as the San Bernardino Valley College Student Trustee and helped co-found Student Jibe with a group of friends, a student lead effort to help formerly incarcerated individuals navigate the college system, get help with FAFSA, and connecting them with other resources already available in San Bernardino. Autumn volunteers at the House of Hope IE and continues to be a big advocate for women’s rights through Planned Parenthood.  

Anthony Victoria started his career as a community watchdog right here at San Bernardino Valley College.  At a time when local news is underreported by major news media, as a journalist, Anthony helped shine a spotlight on Inland Empire policymakers and government agencies and their policy positions on immigration, homelessness, job-creation and public safety. He is a former reporter for the Inland Empire Community News and newly-appointed Director of Communications at the Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice (CCAEJ).  

Juan Villa is a lifelong resident of San Bernardino currently attending SBVC in pursuit of an AA-T in Political Science. Because of his political interest, he is a California Democratic Delegate for the 47thassembly district. In his free time, he serves as the president of La Plaza/Ramona Neighborhood Association and youth leader for the Youth In Action ministry of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church.  

Congratulations, Wolverines!