Awards and Recognition

Chris is recognized for her public service and commitment. This is a partial list of the recognition and awards she has received.

  • 2014 UNLV President’s Medal recipient for “very special and distinguished service”
  • 2012 Review Journal Best Local Politician Award
  • 2012 HELP of Southern Nevada Tea, Trends, Tranquility
  • 2012 UNLV Cooperative Extension Shining Star Award
  • 2012 Pink Flamingo Award - Landscape Architects
  • 2011 Spirit of Caesar Award
  • 2011 ACLU Emilie Wanderer Civil Liberties Award
  • 2011 Asian American Democratic Caucus Award
  • 2010 Judith and Ken Ruiz Animal Advocate Award
  • 2009 Human Rights Campaign: Community Ally Award
  • 2007 Downtown Area Metro Police Command: Recognition
  • 2007 Paradise Democratic Club: Certificate of Recognition
  • 2004 Friend of Education Award, Nevada State Education Association
  • 2003 Citizen of the Month, City of Las Vegas
  • 2003 Freedom Fighter Award, Martin Luther King Committee
  • 2003 Urban Chamber of Commerce Community Enrichment Award
  • 2003 100% Voting Record Reward
  • 2002 Profiles in Courage Award, Nevada Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • 2002 Best Role Model Award by Las Vegas Life Magazine
  • 2001 Legislator of the Year, Nevada Association of Social Workers
  • 2001 Legislator of the Year, Nevada Council of Police and Sheriffs
  • 2001 Legislator of the Year, Nevada Highway Patrol Association
  • 2001 Profile in Courage Award, Nevada Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • 2001 Legislator of the Year for Commitment to Social Justice, Nevada Association of Social Workers
  • 2000 Citizen of the Month, City of Las Vegas
  • 2000 Community Access to Child Health Award, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • 2000 Exemplary Civic Leadership Award, Clark County School District
  • 2000 Leadership Award, Oral Health Consortium of Southern Nevada
  • 1999 Outstanding Legislator Award, NOW
  • 1997 Distinguished Alumnus Award, UNLV Alumni Association
  • 1995 Award for “Efforts on Behalf of Women,”Nevada NOW
  • 1994 “Good Gal” Award, Southern Nevada Women’s Political Caucus
  • 1993 Legislator of the Year Award, Nevada Conference of Police and Sheriffs
  • 1993 Award for Outstand Legislative Accomplishment on Behalf of Working Men and Women, Ironworkers Council
  • “A Fighter and Advocate for the Little Guy” Proclamation by Governor Bob Miller declaring September 11, 1992 as Chris Giunchigliani Day
  • Outstanding Service Award, Special Education Parent Advisory Committee
  • UNLV Women’s Center Recognition
  • Mike O’ Callaghan Teamwork Award
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Culinary Training Academy
  • NSEA Member Rights Award
  • Building and Construction Trades Council of Northern Nevada, Appreciation Award For “Support of Working Men and Women in Nevada”
  • Legislator of the Year Award from the Nevada State AFL-CIO
  • Legislator of the Year Award from the Chiropractors Association
  • Women’s Democratic Club Spotlight