Hispanic Latino Commission
The Commission exists to advocate for the well-being of the Hispanic/Latino population with the vision of achieving an environment of social justice and economic parity for the Hispanic/Latino population. The Hispanic/Latino Commission is composed by a 15-member Commission under the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs. The commissioners are appointed by the Governor of Michigan, for three-year terms, subject to the advice and consent of the State Senate. For the commission to communicate with Hispanic-led organizations, community leaders, and the general public, it is required to have no fewer than six meetings a year that may be scheduled in various parts of the state.
The law directs the Commission to:
Mission: To enhance the abilities of Michigan Hispanics by improving their quality of life and by:
In July 1974, Gov. William G. Milliken appointed the first 11 members to the Michigan Advisory Council for the Spanish-Speaking through Executive Order #1974-6. On July 15, 1975, the Michigan legislature approved, and Gov. Milliken signed Public Act 164, which created the Commission on Spanish-Speaking Affairs, the office on Spanish-Speaking Affairs and the interagency on Spanish-Speaking Affairs. On August 23, 2010, the governor and the legislature approved Public Act 146 (which updated public Act 164: 1.), changing the name to the Hispanic/Latino Commission of Michigan.