Futuro Latino Empowerment Commission
The Futuro Latino Empowerment Commission exists to advise the Mayor, City Council, and City Departments on City policies, practices, budget, and other matters that it determines to be appropriate related to addressing issues and needs of the Latino community, both in the City enterprise as well as the City community as a whole.
The Board has 17 voting members (4 of whom should be youth ambassador seats) and 3 non-voting members as follows:
- 13 voting members appointed by the City council, one per ward, to be approved by the full City Council.
- 2 voting members appointed by the Mayor, with approval by the city council. Whereas, the voice, spirit, and vision of Minneapolis Latino residents is needed now more than ever to guide local policies, budget, and priorities that empower and engage Latino people;
- 2 voting members who reside in city neighborhoods having the highest Latino population, who will be recommended by the Neighborhood and Community Relations Department, with approval by the City Council.
- 1 non-voting member seat for a representative from iSOMOS!, the City's Latino Resource Employee Group.
- 2 non-voting members representing other government jurisdictions including consular bodies, school entities, Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board, or other institutions that can help advance the agenda of the Futuro Latino Empowerment Commission, who will be recommended by the Neighborhood and Community Relations Department, with approval by the City Council.
The committee uses the City's open appointment process.
Term of Appointment
2 Years; 10 initial terms will one year to achieve an overlap in membership such that no more than half the total number of appointed seats are set to expire at the same time.
Last updated Oct 29, 2019