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PRESS RELEASE: Mayor Robert Garcia to Honor Jewels with a Key to the City

Release Date: 2019-12-10


Press Release #12102019

Contact:         Detrick A. Manning, Communications Deputy, Office of Mayor Robert Garcia

                         P: (562) 570-5376


On December 17, 2019, Mayor Robert Garcia will honor Jewels with a Key to the City. 

“We have been proud to honor sports icons, civil rights activists, and other exemplary leaders from across our city, and it’s time to recognize an incredible philanthropist and artist within the LGBTQ community,” said Mayor Garcia.

Since her start in Long Beach, Jewels’ mission has always been to ensure that everyone who interacts with her leaves feeling entertained. She has produced and hosted dozens of events, shows, and fundraisers throughout the Southern California region. Jewels has been volunteering for various local charities since 1999 and has helped to raise funds for dozens of local charities including the LGBTQ Center of Long Beach, the AIDS food store and The Long Beach Imperial Court.

In 2011, Jewels was recognized by Councilmember Suja Lowenthal as a “Steward of the Second District” and in 2012, Jewels had the distinct honor of being named one of LB Post’s “40 Under 40.” In 2013, she was honored by the International Imperial Court of Long Beach, with the "Rick Ford Humanitarian Award" for her consistent dedication to charitable causes in the Southern California Region. Additionally, The LGBT Center of Long Beach named Jewels a Community Icon at their 2014 Black & White Gala.

“It fills me with immense pride to be recognized by our community with a Key to the City,” said Jewels. “As someone who has called Long Beach my home for over 20 years, I have been so happy to bring smiles to so many in the city through comedy, performance and art. I love this city and the unique people in it.”

When Jewels is not hosting charity fundraisers or attending local community events in and around Long Beach, you can find her producing events and clubs in West Hollywood, Orange County, and Palm Springs.

Whether she’s hosting a show, performing her own routine, or raising money for charity, Long Beach can always count on Jewels to be there, brightening and enriching the city with her charm, wit, and love.