Chris Luna

Dallas Voice readers might recognize Chris Luna as one of the city’s openly gay former City Council members and for his work with various organizations in the LGBT community. But he is getting recognition outside our community, as well.

Luna is one of 20 recipients, chosen from among more than 100 nominees, of the 2011 Minority Business Leader Award recently presented by the Dallas Business Journal. Recipients this year included nine minority business executives and 11 minority business owners, chosen based on the impact they have had on their companies and on their volunteer efforts in their communities.

You can read the DBJ’s article on the awards here, and to see the short video of Luna played at the awards ceremony, look at the bottom of this post.

Luna was also recently named as “Volunteer of the Year” for the Richardson Chamber of Commerce. He serves on the chamber’s board and is vice chairman for budget and finance.