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Virginia Beach Police Sergeant Appointed
to Serve on Latino Advisory Board

We are pleased to announce the gubernatorial appointment of Sergeant Leonardo Reyes to the Virginia Latino Advisory Board (formerly Latino Advisory Commission). According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Latino community in Virginia more than doubled between 1990 and 2000 -- from a population of about 160,000 to 329,540 in 2000 – and comprises approximately 5% of the state’s population.

The Virginia Latino Advisory Board, created through an Executive Order, will:

Advise the Governor regarding the development of economic, professional, cultural, educational, and government links between the Commonwealth of Virginia, the Latino community in Virginia and Latin America. Undertake studies, symposiums, research, and factual reports to gather information to formulate and present recommendations to the Governor relative to issues of concern and importance to the Latino community in the Commonwealth. Advise the Governor as needed regarding any statutory, regulatory, or other issues of importance to the Latino community in the Commonwealth.

The commission consists of up to 21 members appointed by the Governor representing business, education, the arts, and government.

Congratulations, Sergeant Reyes!