Alameda County Arts Commission announces six recipients of the
2015 Alameda County Arts Leadership Award
Alameda County Board of Supervisors to Commend the
Award Recipients on Tuesday, September 29, 2015
The Alameda County Arts Commission is pleased to recognize six individuals for their achievements and contributions impacting the arts community and residents of Alameda County. The following individuals are the recipients of the 2015 Alameda County Arts Leadership Award: Bernice R. Bates, Sarah Crowell, Susan Dunn, Chris Johnson, Judy Lam, and Paul Ruma.
The Alameda County Board of Supervisors commended these six individuals during the Board’s public meeting on Tuesday, September 29, 2015. This event is also presented in conjunction with the County’s celebration of California Arts Day and National Arts and Humanities Month of October.
Paul Ruma of Union City is the founder and director of Mighty 4 Arts Foundation, an organization dedicated to preserving history, advancing artistry, and empowering youth through Hip Hop cultural arts.
Since 1998 he has had international impact in over forty cities worldwide by providing education about Hip Hop culture through the community based events, classes, workshops and documentary productions.
Ruma an accomplished B-Boy dancer who led his group Rock Force Crew to the Battle of the Year world championship of Breakdancing in 1998 representing the USA taking first place and continues to receive numerous international awards.