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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
Claudia Viloria Giraldo Common Council 2018-01-31
Gavin Everett Common Council 2019-01-31
Irasema Rivera Common Council 2019-01-31
Ruben Marte Mayor 2018-01-31
Exsenet Esler Mayor 2018-01-31
Israel Herrera Mayor 2019-01-31
Shelley Sallee Mayor 2019-01-31

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