2018 Grand Marshalls
Candidates for Grand Marshall may be submitted by email.
2017 Grand Marshalls
Tony Moura was proudly selected by the Cinco de Mayo Peace and Unity Parade Committee as a Co Parade Marshal for the 2017 Annual Cinco de Mayo Parade. Antonio "Tony" Moura was born on February 5th 1939 in Villa Real, Portugal and came to United States in June 1973. Maria Del Rosario Gonzalez- now Maria Moura was born on January 7, 1956 in Guadalajara Mexico. She came to San Francisco with her son and family in 1981. They met in 1985 in what is now "El Tapatio Restaurant. .Back then it was "La Taqueria Tepa. They married 2 years later and rented the spot and created was is now "Portumex Restaurant". Three years later they bought the location where portumex stands today. Tony and Maria have been supporters of many community projects and continue to support community projects.
Dr. Mayra Padilla
Dr. Mayra Padilla grew up in Richmond and San Pablo. She attended Lincoln Elementary, Downer Junior High School, and graduated from Richmond High School. Thanks to the support and mentorship she received through the Metas program at Contra Costa College (CCC), she was able to successfully complete her bachelors degree in Applied Physics from UC Davis and her doctorate in Neuroscience from UC Berkeley. Dr. Padilla worked as a neuroscientist at the San Francisco Brain Institute, SRI International (formerly the Stanford Research Institute), and Sands Research, Inc. As a result of seeing too few Latino or Black scientists, Dr. Padilla returned home to take on the role of director for the Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) grant at CCC to encourage students of color to pursue careers in STEM. Today Dr. Padilla is the Dean of Institutional Effectiveness & Equity at CCC.