Latino Affairs Commission

Coordinate, assist, and cooperate with the efforts of state departments and agencies to serve the needs of Latino persons in the fields of education, employment, health, housing, welfare, and recreation. Develop, coordinate, and assist other public organizations which serve Latino persons. Evaluate existing programs and proposed legislation affecting Latino persons, and propose new programs. Stimulate public awareness of the problems of Latino persons by conducting a program of public education and encouraging the governor and the general assembly to develop programs to deal with these problems. Conduct training programs for Latino persons to enable them to assume leadership positions on the community level.

Board Administrator

Name Contact Phone Email
Sonia Reyes-Snyder 515-281-4080

Board Profile

Board or Commission Name Department or Agency
Latino Affairs Commission Human Rights, Department of
Location of Board Meetings Normal Meeting Schedule Normal Meeting Time
Lucas State Office Building
Des Moines, Iowa 50319
Quarterly 2:30-4:30pm
Total Board Members Governor Appointed Vacant Appointments Term Length
7 7 0 4 Years
Organizational Authority  

Board Members

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Member Name City County Position Term Begin Term End↓ Gender Party Status
Valerie Nolte Carlisle WARREN Public Member 03/01/2019 04/30/2020 Female Rep A
Jeannette Brown Des Moines POLK Public Member 05/01/2016 04/30/2020 Female Rep A
Caleb Knutson Hubbard HARDIN Public Member 03/01/2019 04/30/2020 Male Rep A
Gilbert Nunez Toddville LINN Public Member 03/01/2019 04/30/2022 Male Rep A
Marlu Abarca Des Moines POLK Public Member 05/01/2018 04/30/2022 Female Dem A
Alfonso Perez Ankeny POLK Public Member 05/01/2018 04/30/2022 Male None A
Lorena Gingerich West Branch CEDAR Public Member 05/01/2018 04/30/2022 Female Dem A

A = Active
V = Vacant