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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:

  • Develop action committees addressing the challenges of members of the Hispanic and Latino populations in the areas of education, health, employment and public safety
  • Serve as a catalyst to promote positive public and private remedies to the multi-faceted issues confronting Latinos and Hispanics in our community and the resulting effects on the entire community
  • Network with like-minded groups and local organizations to share ideas and information and to collaborate on projects where appropriate
  • Celebrate Latino and Hispanic history and contributions to the Bloomington community and in the United States

Statutory Authority: BMC 2.23.080

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

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Contact Info

Staff: Latino Programs Office, Liaison, latinoprograms@bloomington.in.gov or 812.349.3860.

Learn more about the Latino Programs and Outreach Division

Members

Gavin Everett

Appointed By:
Common Council
Term Expires:
2019-01-31

Israel Herrera

Appointed By:
Mayor
Term Expires:
2019-01-31

Ruben Marte

Appointed By:
Mayor
Term Expires:
2020-01-31

Ricardo Martins

Appointed By:
Common Council
Term Expires:
2020-01-31

Amy Oakley

Appointed By:
Common Council (non-voting)
Term Expires:
2019-01-31

Irasema Rivera

Appointed By:
Common Council
Term Expires:
2019-01-31

Shelley Sallee

Appointed By:
Mayor
Term Expires:
2019-01-31

Vacant

Appointed By:
Common Council
Term Expires
2020-01-31
Vacancy:Apply

Gracia Valliant

Appointed By:
Mayor
Term Expires:
2020-01-31