The City of Tampa Mayor’s Hispanic Advisory Council is formed by a group of Hispanic citizens, appointed by the Mayor, that serve as a liaison between the City government and the Hispanic community.
Goals and Objectives
- To facilitate a close working relationship between local City government and the Hispanic community.
- To recommend programs, projects and activities which promote good relations among all citizens throughout the city.
- To serve as a forum for those who need to voice their concerns to community leaders and City officials.
- To promote a network of communication among the various community groups and organizations in working with each other as the need arises.
- To receive and disseminate information regarding the City’s assistance for those in need, important initiatives, emergency mandates, current events, and the scheduling and budgeting of capital improvement projects, particularly those which may have a specific effect on the Hispanic community.
Public Forums - "813 Cafecito"
- To provide the Hispanic community with information related to the currently available services through the City of Tampa, and any other topics that are relevant to the community. Forums also provide an opportunity for citizens to express their concerns.
Education - "Latinos Unidos" Scholarship Fund
- To do fundraising for the City of Tampa Mayor's Hispanic Advisory Council Latinos Unidos Scholarship Endowment Fund, which provides financial help to local Hispanic students to continue higher education at University of Tampa (UT), University of South Florida (USF) and the Hillsborough Community College (HCC).
Hispanic Leaders Recognition
- To recognize the City of Tampa's Hispanic leaders such as the Emiliano J. Salcines Park in West Tampa, and the statues in honor of Cesar Gonzmart, Tony Pizzo and Roland Manteiga.