John Anson Ford Awards
The Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations and the Board of Supervisors honors individuals, organizations and companies that have significantly impacted better human relations for our community.
John Anson Ford was a County Supervisor for six terms, from 1934-1958. He was committed to human relations through his 100 years of life. On his motion, in 1944, the Board of Supervisors established the Joint Committee for Interracial Progress that later became the Human Relations Commission. His decades of service endure as a model for all of us. Our annual JAF Awards are named for him.
In honor of the Commission's first Executive Director, the John Allen Buggs Award is also given to outstanding human relations work in administration. Mr. Buggs guided the Human Relations Commission work from 1954 to 1967.
County of Los Angeles Commission on Human Relations Past Award Recipients. Click here .