Winner of the Best of Beverly Hills Golden Palm Awards – The Fred Hayman Visionary Award
The Honorable Lili Bosse is the inaugural recipient of the Fred Hayman Visionary Award which will be presented by Robert Hayman on October 15, 2018 at the Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce’s Best of Beverly Hills Golden Palm Awards Gala. Lili Bosse served two terms as the Mayor of the City of Beverly Hills in 2014-2015 and again in 2017-2018. Her first term in 2014-2015 was a milestone year for Beverly Hills as the City was celebrating its 100th birthday. She is currently an active member of the City Council. During her time as Mayor, she led an initiative to bring further vibrancy, excitement, and nightlife to Beverly Hills. She achieved this by launching BOLD Beverly Hills (Beverly Hills Open Later Days).
BOLD Beverly Hills is a program that began through the vision of Mayor Lili Bosse during her second term in 2017-2018. She spearheaded this program by bringing together stakeholder groups from around the community to achieve a BOLD BH vision. Major stakeholders that were involved and came together in support of BOLD Beverly Hills included: City of Beverly Hills, Beverly Hills Conference and Visitors Bureau, Rodeo Drive Committee, and the Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce. This program aimed to bring together the Beverly Hills community during extended evenings of shopping and dining with the backdrop of live entertainment and unique art installations.
At the 2017 Best of Beverly Hills Golden Palm Awards, the Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce presented the Legacy Award in Memory of Fred Hayman for his incredible vision of Rodeo Drive and the Beverly Hills community. This year, Lili Bosse will be named as the first recipient of the esteemed Fred Hayman Visionary Award. The Fred Hayman Visionary Award is bestowed upon an individual that has made an extremely positive impact on the Beverly Hills community; has a reputation in the community of being an enthusiastic, out-of-the-box thinker with outstanding follow through; and has a long-term vision as well as the drive, focus, and perseverance to deliver and bring people together to achieve that vision. Lili Bosse embodies all of these characteristics and more through the BOLD program.
BOLD was not the first vision Lili Bosse had for Beverly Hills. During her first term in 2014-2015, Lili Bosse announced her Beverly Hills Healthy City Initiative. Mayor Bosse led the public on walks throughout Beverly Hills as part of her “Monday Walks with the Mayor” program. When she was re-elected in March 2017, Bosse renewed her weekly Walks with the Mayor program and she continued to walk with the public through March 2018. The 2018 Monday Walks with the Mayor gathered between 200 and 400 community members weekly and visited 80 separate Beverly Hills businesses. These events also showed the public a more approachable face of local government as they allowed for a casual platform to discuss issues that mattered to the community.
Bosse continues to be an active member of the Beverly Hills community, serving on the City Council and focusing on enhanced quality of life for residents, budget sustainability for the future of Beverly Hills, and more transparency in city government. Celebrate this tremendous honor on October 15, 2018 at Montage Beverly Hills from 6 – 9 PM. For details on the event, click here.