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About the Commission on Hispanic and Latino Affairs

The Commission on Hispanic and Latino Affairs works to identify and research the issues which impact the Hispanic and Latino populations in Bloomington, especially in the areas of health, education, public safety and cultural competency.

The Commission's responsibilities include:

Statutory Authority: Bloomington Municipal Code 2-23-080

All Commission meetings are open to the public and are held the first Wednesday of every month at 5:30pm in the McCloskey conference room at City Hall

Please check the city's government calendar for exact dates and times.


Appointee Appointed By Term Expiration Date
(Vacant) Common Council 2018-01-31
Josefina Vergara Common Council 2017-01-31
Maria Carrasquillo Common Council 2017-01-31
Ruben Marte Mayor 2018-01-31
Shannon Lemajeur Mayor 2018-01-31
Israel Herrera Mayor 2017-01-31
Shelley Sallee Mayor 2017-01-31

Apply to fill a vacancy

Contact Info

Contact City liaison Araceli Gomez at or 812.349.3860

Staff: Latino Programs Office, Liaison, or 812-349-3860.

Learn more about the Latino Programs and Outreach Division here.

Nominate a Latino Leader for Hispanic Heritage Month!

It's Easy! Just click on the following links and it will take you to the nomination form. The deadline is August 19, 2016. Winners will be announced in September!

Latino Leader Award

Agency/Organization Award

Outstanding Latino High School Student

Outstanding Latino Community Advocate

Please spread the word!

Thanks on behalf of the Commission on Hispanic and Latino Affairs