The 18th Annual Truman Awards Dinner was held on Monday, September 17, 2012 at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel. The event welcomed Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom as keynote speaker, and recognized then City of Fullerton Mayor, Sharon Quirk-Silva, with the Harry S. Truman award, and Joe Kerr with the Samuel Gompers Labor Award.
A proud moment for Townsend Public Affairs, City of Los Angeles Mayoral Candidate Wendy Greuel presented Christopher Townsend with the Richard J. O’Neil Lifetime Achievement Award. The honor recognized the longtime leadership efforts of Christopher within Orange County government affairs and politics. Past honorees of this award have included Wylie Aitkin, Marti Schrank, and Paul Goldenberg. In his speech, Christopher thanked the long time supporters of Townsend Public Affairs as well as recognized all his wonderful clients and the good work they do.