The Greater Tulsa Hispanic Affairs Commission consists of fifteen members of Hispanic extraction, nine appointed by the Mayor, subject to the confirmation of the Council and six appointed by the Board of County Commissioners.
The Commission acts in an advisory and advocacy capacity to the greater Tulsa area to:
- encourage and promote unity, purpose and understanding among the Hispanic people of the greater Tulsa area;
- encourage and promote cooperation between the Hispanic people of the greater Tulsa area and the local, state and federal governments for the general benefit and welfare of the Hispanic people of the greater Tulsa area;
- assist in making it possible for the Hispanic people of the greater Tulsa area to develop their talents and abilities without limitations;
- make recommendations of Hispanic persons for appointment to boards, councils, and commissions of the local, state, and federal governments;
- aid in permitting the Hispanic community to benefit from the fullest realization of its human resources; to encourage a better understanding of the Hispanic people and the Hispanic community;
- aid in the preservation of the cultures of the Hispanic people;
- assist in the enhancement in the education and opportunity among the Hispanic people and, otherwise,
- promote the general welfare of the Hispanic people of the greater Tulsa area.
The Greater Tulsa Area Hispanic Affairs Commission meetings are held at 6 p.m. on the second Wednesday of every month, City Hall, 175 E. 2nd St., 4th floor Council Chambers.
News from the Education Committee: Tulsa Public Schools has published a Spanish version of its Strategic Plan that can be viewed here