During the 2023 Phoenix Awards at the Congressional Black Caucus’ 52nd Annual Legislative Conference in Washington D.C., Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass received the Foundation Chair’s Award for her political career, CBS News reports.
Under the theme, “Securing Our Democracy, Protecting Our Freedoms, and Uplifting Our Culture,” the event was held at Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
Bass was chair of the caucus from 2019 to 2021. Bass said, “CBC will always be in my heart, and even though I might not be a member of Congress I still consider myself part of the CBC family.”
In December 2022, Bass made history as the first woman to be elected mayor of Los Angeles.