San Bernardino – Assemblymember Eloise Gómez Reyes honored Ipyani Lockert of Fontana as the 2018 Man of the Year. The Man of the Year award recognizes the accomplishments and service of a distinguished man in the 47th Assembly District for their dedication to improving the lives of others.
Ipyani Lockert was selected as one of 25 finalists of exceptional men who were nominated for the 2018 Man of the Year award for Assembly District 47. Ipyani a long-time community advocate, motivator, entrepreneur and creative writer was selected to receive this year’s Man of the Year award based on his work with Motivational Realizations, California Partnership and other community organizations within the Inland Empire.
“Friday night we honored 25 finalists in the 47th Assembly District who exemplify exceptional service to their community,” said Assemblymember Reyes. “It is an honor to recognize these successful and altruistic men who continue to be mentors to community members throughout the 47th Assembly District and the Inland Empire. Congratulations to Ipyani Lockert for being selected as the 2018 Man of the Year.”
The selection of the Man of the Year started with over 80 men being nominated for this award. The select committee narrowed down the nominations to 25 finalists for 2018 Man of the Year who were honored at the KVCR Studios on Friday, August 24, 2018.
The 25 Finalists included:
Aaron Burgess, Sr.
Bishop Gerald Barnes
Dr. Dev Gnanadev
Dwain Radden, Sr.
John Braxton Jr.
Lt. Mike Madden
Rev. Samuel Casey
To read more about any of our finalists, please visit our online event program at https://issuu.com/ad47/docs/2018_edition
Assemblymember Eloise Gómez Reyes represents Assembly District 47 which includes the cities of Fontana, Rialto, Colton, Grand Terrace, San Bernardino and the unincorporated areas of Muscoy and Bloomington.