Futuro Latino Empowerment Commission

The Futuro Latino Empowerment Commission was created to advise the Mayor, City Council, and City Departments on City policies, practices, budget, and other matters related to addressing the issues and needs of the Latino community, both within the City enterprise as well as Minneapolis as a whole.  

The Futuro Latino Empowerment Commission will develop a Latino agenda for the City of Minneapolis that focuses on, but not be limited to:

The Futuro Latino Empowerment Commission will present annually to the Committee of the Whole to report on the City’s progress towards addressing the issues and needs of the Latino community.

 Deadline: Applications will be accepted until September 30, 2020.

The following appointments will serve three-year terms beginning January 1, 2020 and ending December 31, 2022.

The following appointments will serve two-year terms beginning January 1, 2020 and ending December 31, 2021.

Requirements

Application Instructions

Complete the Application Form (pdf) and the Voluntary Demographic Questionnaire (pdf).
Send completed forms to [email protected], or by fax: 612-673-3812, or:

City Clerk Appointments
Room 304, 350 South Fifth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55415-1382

You can apply on your own behalf, nominate others for consideration, or inform the City Clerk's Office of someone to whom you'd like application materials to be sent.

Selection Process

When appointment cycle is open, applications are received by the City Clerk’s Office.  A Selection Committee comprised of representatives from the office of the Mayor, City Council and Neighborhood and Community Relations will review applications and interview applicants if necessary.  Selected applicants will be forwarded to the full City Council for approval.

Questions

Please contact the Commission Liaison or the City Clerk’s office regarding the application process or to learn more about the Futuro Latino Empowerment Commission:

Commission Liaison: Mariano Espinoza
Phone: 612-673-2272
Email: [email protected]

City Clerk’s Office
Phone: 612-673-2216
Email: [email protected]

Additional Information

The Commission meets on the second Tuesday of every other month at 5:30 p.m. during a regularly scheduled, standing meeting in (Minneapolis City Hall Room 319), unless otherwise specified on the Commission Calendar.

The Commission is comprised of 20 members, 17 voting members must live in Minneapolis and 3 non-voting members residency requirement may be waived. 

The Futuro Latino Empowerment Commission will develop a Latino agenda for the City of Minneapolis that focuses on, but not be limited to: securing more access to affordable housing; promoting economic development and Cultural Districts; protecting immigrant communities and workers; providing safety to Latino residents; advancing environmental justice; and advocating for equitable transportation.

The Futuro Latino Empowerment Commission will advise the Mayor and City Council on the program, policy, budget, and priorities that can advance the Latino Agenda and can benefit the Latino community. The Futuro Latino Empowerment Commission will present annually to the Committee of the Whole to report on the City’s progress towards addressing the issues and needs of the Latino community. The Futuro Latino Empowerment Commission may establish workgroups that efficiently advance and inform the creation of the Latino Agenda.   The Futuro Latino Empowerment Commission will establish a structure for involving and supporting Youth Ambassadors to serve on the Futuro Latino Empowerment Commission which will include, but not be limited to: securing training on how to work with youth; enlisting the expertise of a youth-worker who can provide on-going support to the Youth Ambassadors; and pairing Youth Ambassadors with adult mentors who serve on the Commission.   I

Should you require a reasonable accommodation in order to fully participate, or information in an alternative format, please contact the Office of City Clerk at 612-673-2216. Para asistencia 612-673-2700 - Rau kev pab 612-673-2800 - Hadii aad Caawimaad u baahantahay 612-673-3500.

Last updated Jul 31, 2020

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