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Hillsborough County Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
Posted September 9, 2022 | 3:35 PM

Hillsborough County Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Board recognizes local and national Hispanic organizations for their contributions to the community

Hillsborough County is a treasure-trove of diverse cultures, especially its vibrant Hispanic community. Hispanic Americans are a vital part of the county, making up nearly 30 percent of its population. Their multifaceted legacy helps strengthen the regions' economy, education, cultural growth, and diversity.

Since 1988, Hispanic Heritage Month has been recognized across the nation for 30 days every year, especially in Hillsborough County. During its Sept. 9 meeting, the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners presented a proclamation declaring Sept. 15 through Oct. 15, 2022, as Hispanic Heritage Month. Members of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) and the Hillsborough School Employees Federation accepted the recognition.

After accepting the proclamation, lifetime LULAC Member Lucas Martinez thanked the Board and said that LULAC's membership is dedicated to empowering Hispanic Americans and building strong communities for all.

"But our legacy drives us forward and we continue to make positive impacts here in Hillsborough County," he says. "We advocate for issues such as migrant workers and their health and safety for environmental justice, and for fair and reasonable public utility rates, and so much more. We're proud to be a part of Hillsborough County."

Interested in all the details about the latest BOCC meeting? Here is a full recap.

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Photo Information: Commissioner Mariella Smith presents proclamation recognizing Hispanic Heritage Month

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