2019 Honorees

Every day at the LA Corps, our aim is to positively impact the lives of our Corpsmembers and the communities we serve.  Our annual Luncheon honorees are selected for embodying that exact spirit–a commitment to community and our future! We are excited for the opportunity to honor and praise our community champions in this special way.

Corps Champion of the Year

Sean Burton

Sean Burton is Chief Executive Officer of Cityview and a member of Cityview’s Board of Directors and Investment Committees.

Mr. Burton currently serves as the President of the Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners, which oversees LAX and Van Nuys airports. He previously served on the Los Angeles City Planning Commission where he chaired the subcommittee overseeing approval of the proposed National Football League stadium. He is a member of the Young Presidents Organization and the Pacific Council on International Policy. Mr. Burton also served in the Defense Intelligence Agency and the Commander Third Fleet Units of the United States Navy Reserve.

Prior to joining Cityview in 2003, Mr. Burton was an executive in the Corporate Business Development and Strategy Division for Warner Bros., where he was responsible for strategic investments. His other professional experience includes serving as a transactional attorney at O’Melveny & Myers, LLP and in the White House during the Clinton Administration.

Mr. Burton is a graduate (cum laude) of the New York University School of Law and the University of California, Irvine.

He and his wife, Teresa, have two children, Russell and Grace.

Corporate Partner of the Year


Smart Mobility for the Modern World

Lime is catalyzing a shift in urban mobility by empowering riders with affordable, sustainable shared transportation options that reach every neighborhood. By partnering with local communities to deploy fleets of free-floating bikes, e-bikes and electric scooters, Lime makes active transportation more convenient and equitable for residents and visitors, while helping cities fight car congestion. Lime operates in over 100 communities around the globe, offering industry-leading data transparency and Lime Access discounts for disadvantaged communities. 

Learn more at www.li.me

The RK Next Steps Fund Award

The Russell Kantor Next Steps Fund Award honors Russell’s memory by supporting vocational training and scholarships for the young men and women of the LA Conservation Corps as they head out into their futures.

Created in 1989, the award recognizes students who are pursuing a higher education, vocation or trade. Recent scholars have attended community colleges and prestigious universities, such as the University of California, Los Angeles; Cal State University, Long Beach; and Cal State University, Channel Islands among others. To date, we have awarded over $1 million to over 1,000 scholars.