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,
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.