The 2023 Twice a Citizen Gala will be held Saturday, May 6th in the Guerin Pavillion of the Skirball Cultural Center located at 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049.

Our evening will be hosted by Araksya Karapetyan, Fox 11’s host of Good Day LA, and Mark Thompson of KFI and The New Mark Thompson Show podcast.

LAPD Chief of Police Michel Moore will join us to personally recognize LAPD Reserve Officers chosen from each Division for their extraordinary efforts “to protect and to serve” the citizens of Los Angeles above and beyond the call of duty.

In addition, the 2023 Twice a Citizen Awards will salute two outstanding Angeleno couples – former NBA superstar Norman Nixon and his wife award-winning actress/producer/dancer/ choreographer Debbie Allen for their staunch support of at-risk youth and multiple community programs; plus, Uri and Myna Herscher, founder of the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, and avid supporters of community programs affecting at-risk youth, special needs children and their families.

To sponsor, purchase tickets, place a tribute ad, or donate, please complete the online information below, or contact the event office at or (818) 994-4661. If you are not able to attend but would like to make a donation, you may do so by using the following link.


Reserve Police Officers of the Year


Norman Nixon

Norman Nixon
Former NBA Superstar

Debbie Allen

Debbie Allen
(photo: Marvin Joseph, Washington Post)

Norman Nixon

Uri and Myna Herscher
Founder of the Skirball Cultural Center

Andrea Friedman Award

Dave Bush

LAPD Reserve Police Officer Dave Bush (Retired)

Eric Rose

LAPD Reserve Police Officer Eric Rose (Retired)

Hosted By

Chief Michel Moore

Araksya Karapetyan

Araksya Karapetyan
Fox 11’s host of Good Day LA

Mark Thompson

Mark Thompson
KFI and The New Mark Thompson Show podcast

Sponsorship Opportunities:

Sponsorship $10,000
Commander’s Sponsorship
Lieutenant’s Sponsorship
Twice a Citizen “Friend”

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