Hispanic Advisory Committee

Meetings

The Hispanic Advisory Committee meets third Monday of every month at 7:00pm in Council Chambers. The Committee does not meet from June through August and in December.

Meeting minutes and agendas are available online

The 2017 archive can be accessed here

Duties of Membership

Advise the City Council on Hispanic affairs as they relate to the City of Hermiston by providing a means of communication between the city's Hispanic community and the city's elected and appointed representatives; providing representatives that the city's Hispanic community can contact with their issues, concerns, and problems which relate to the City of Hermiston; provide a forum to discuss and listen to issues, concern, and problems of the city's Hispanic community which relate to the City of Hermiston and assist in solving them and developing a stronger community; and working to make Hermiston a truly  inclusive city, respectful of all nationalities, races, ethnic groups, and cultures.

Committee Members

Committee Terms are 3 year terms running from July 1 to June 30 for the period specified below:

Position Name Term Date
Position #1 Mark Gomolski (Vice Chair) June 30, 2020
Position #2 Carlos Gallo June 30, 2020
Position #3 Jose Garcia (Chair) June 30, 2019
Position #4 Hector Ramirez June 30, 2018
Position #5 Roy Nayar Barron June 30, 2019

Apply for any Committee, Board, or Commission by:

Filling out an application and returning it to City Recorder Lilly Alarcon-Strong at City Hall or by email at lalarcon-strongathermiston.or.us 

Applications can be found at City Hall or downloaded/printed (PDF)

2013 City Cultural Diversity Award.jpgHAC members 4-2018.jpg

The Hispanic Advisory Committee was presented with the National League of Cities' 2013 City Cultural Diversity Award.
Current Members, from top left: Council Representatives Clara Beas-Fitzgerald & Manuel Gutierrez; Committee Members: Hector Ramirez; Carlos Gallo;                                                              Vice Chair, Mark Gomolski; Chair, Jose Garcia; and Roy Nayar Barron.

 

 City Representatives

  • Clara Beas-Fitzgerald, City Councilor
  • Manuel Gutierrez, City Councilor
  • Mark Morgan, Assistant City Manager
  • Jason Edmiston, Chief of Police
  • Lilly Alarcon-Strong, City Recorder