Governor's Latino Advisory Board's Community Forum

Start: June 08, 2017 4:30 PM

End: June 08, 2017 8:15 PM

Location:St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church Paschal Hall5345 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Host Contact Info: msantosbell@gmail.com

WHAT:       Construyendo Puentes de Progreso - Building Bridges to Progress

WHEN:       June 8, 2017

                4:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. Registration & Networking

        5:15 -- 8:15 - General Program

        Reception Immediately to Follow

WHERE:     St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church Paschal Hall

5345 Virginia Beach Blvd.

Virginia Beach, VA 23462

(757) 497-8330

WHO:         Our event is free and welcomes everyone who has an interest in the prosperity of Latinos in the Commonwealth; state and local representatives from the public and private sector, including the Governor’s cabinet, staff and Latino appointees, and community residents and leaders of the Hampton Roads and Eastern Shore regions.

WHY:         Virginia Latino Advisory Board (VLAB) wants to partner with you to:

§ educate the community on the state resources and opportunities available;

§ engage and increase community participation; and

§ create stronger linkages between state and local government agency staff and the Latino community.

ABOUT VLAB: http://vlab.virginia.gov/

VLAB advises the Governor regarding the development of economic, professional, cultural, educational, and governmental links between the Commonwealth of Virginia, the Latino community in Virginia, and Latin America; undertakes studies, symposiums, research, and factual reports to gather information to formulate and present recommendations to the Governor relative to issues of concern and importance to the Latino community in the Commonwealth; and advises the Governor as needed regarding any statutory, regulatory, or other issues of importance to the Latino community in the Commonwealth

Boards and Commissions:

The Governor and VLAB are working together to increase the number of Hispanic/Latinos appointed to boards and commissions where policy decisions are made impacting our Hispanic/Latino communities. To apply, click here: https://commonwealth.virginia.gov/va-government/gubernatorial-appointments/

For additional information, contact: Mercedes Santos-Bell, msantosbell@gmail.com or Jorge Yinat jgyinat@me.com